Hello everyone!! I'm looking at getting my first set of skis. I sure y'all can help :)
Skill set:Upper advanced/Comfortable with diamonds and double diamonds at resorts mentioned
My home mountains would be Liberty,Whitetail,Blue Knob. We always take a yearly week trip to Sugar Mountain,NC
On the last visit to Sugar mountain i demoed Solomon 8.0 X drive(170) and the Atomic Nomad Smoke TI(171).
I liked both skis, i liked the wideness and stability of the Solomon's While going faster but i liked the stiffness of the Nomads.
While at Sugar I've seen a lot of people riding the Rossignol experience 88's. Everyone i spoke with had a positive review on them. Which brings me to a few questions, What's the width Ranges for the east coast? I don't think i would like to go any more narrow than the Nomads (78mm). Is going wider a bigger strain on your knees on the east coast? How's the carving compare on wider skis?
I would like to know what other ski's you all could recommend for me or what you ride on. My Goals are to have something that i can grow into ability wise and also cruise with a friend for family member that might be slow.
Ski length is also another issue. When at sugar that was the longest they had which was surprising to me. I've skied on lenghts up to 181. The lengths skied on sugar were fine, but i figured at my height i should be looking for a longer ski. Should i look into getting a longer length?
Sorry i'm all over the place,I just finished a 18 shift