Skiing mostly groomers right now, but the ski should handle variable conditions and days when it snows/turns to slush etc, and venturing into powder as well. Since I haven't looked at skis for a while, there's a lot of confusing info - e.g. is it good to have some rocker in the tips? Some threads say its better for turns, others say it reduces effectiveness of carving due to less area in contact. Another thing is width, they seem to be getting fatter, how much is too fat?
And like one of the other threads says - skis that are comfortable at low speeds but can handle going fast as well.
I'm not in a hurry to buy and am also on a budget, so will be demoi'ng for a while but would like some idea of what to aim for in the <$400 range (inc bindings).