I've been skiing for two years now, mostly trying to learn how to get downhill on groomers (I can get down a black confidently but I can't say that I can carve while doing it). But recently I've also started dabbling in other aspects such as skiing switch, hops/jumps, trying small moguls and will probably venture into a glade or ungroomed terrain in the near future. I currently run stiffer carving skis (Head Monster 77s). How important is it for me to match my skis to what I'm doing? Am I right in thinking that I should be able to do all of the above regardless of what skis I have, or am I paying a real penalty because my skis are stiff, thin and heavy?
EDIT: Meant to place this in the beginner section.. but please move to wherever it's most appropriate.
Moderator Note: moved to Ski Gear