It has been hard to find a good ski fit. Most reviews say nothing but good things about skis. I have been skiing on an older pair of 162cm Volkl 320 Energy Control skis from 2005 and would like to take advantage of some newer tech. I have looked at Volkl RTM, Salomon q-85 and q-90's, and am leaning toward a pair of 2013 Nordic Hell and Back Fuel skis 162cm since they are more narrow underfoot than the salmon and considered a lower end expert ski. I only ski once a year for about 5-6 days but I am hoping to increase that, but I would like to maximize my fun factor. I am trying to find the best value for the money. I am looking at skis that may be used or new but a few years old, but a better ski than something that is brand new.
I consider myself an intermediate-advanced skier. Ski mostly out west Colorado and I ski mostly on piste but will take side trails, small jumps, half pipe whenever I have a chance and would like to improve my bump/mogul experience and go a bit faster without feeling unsteady. I like to ski a good mix of casual and push some speed on steeper runs.