I'm an advanced level 55 year old skier, 5'10, 175 lbs. I've started doing some race training this season for the first time ever with a view to improve technique. I'm not really interested in racing but you never know. Its a pretty relaxed group and I'm having a blast. I had thought it was going to be slalom and had already invested in a used slalom ski of moderate price but alas when I turned up it was GS. They all have GS skis. I'm on my all mountains and clearly they're not holding. I tried a demo set of hero Masters M-16 170 last week and felt much better but was surprised by the length and turning radius for a GS ski. Mind you this is not an FIS course, on an Ontario hill and masters racing so I'm told these courses are shorter with tighter than usual turns and not as fast. I'm told I should get a non FIS type GS ski. I do not think I am in any way good enough to push a real stiff FIS GS ski to get the full carve out of it.
Cutting to my question I'm looking for a ski, used, not pricey to use for this for a while. If I get more engaged I'll upgrade to something better but for now just looking for something cheap to train with. Any suggestions for the older models would be appreciated. There are lots out there, reportedly underused and in good shape, models from the last 4 or 5 years, on our local ad boards but I'm not sure exactly what would be best for me. The Hero masters demos at least for now are too expensive for me.
Thanks in advance!