Really, I think you scored a solid deal. You've got gear that's going to be great for you and serve you very well. Absolutely.
ONE reason these skis weren't mentioned is because of the same reason that plenty of other worthy skis weren't; there're simply so many. As has been said - and it's true - there is no shortage of quality skis out there, particularly in the "progressing intermediate/advanced skier" group. You'd've had to work real hard, VERY hard to get some dogs. Now begin the proper worship of your new gear, the way most of the rest of us do.
Hope you'll post on your Tahoe trip.
Rip it up!
(And heck, Keelty has it as a "buy of the year."
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 31, 2002 08:08 AM: Message edited 1 time, by ryan ]</font>