Proskier1... Let me list off a few things you have said so we can try to find a ski that "suits" you...
You hate skis with wide tips and tails.
You like hardpack.
You like GS skis because they are stable, but they have too much sidecut for you because they like to be on edge.
You hate atomic bindings.
You dont ski in a two footed stance and you dont like it, and obviously dont see the advantages of it...
You "teach" race clinics... (see above...?)
Mr. Maier skis speed events.
You like to ski on SuperCarve Legends.
You assume that a ski with sidecut is made for intermediates.
You consider yourself an expert skier.
You get free skis from ski companies - supposedly.
Okay normally i dont step out and attack people in any sort of way here - others can attest to that (accept U.P.
) - but in all honesty, none of what you said makes any sense what-so-ever. It sounds to me like you ski old school, and refuse to change out of ignorance. I hope to god you arent teaching any kind of high level race clinics because i dont see how you can teach something that you refuse to learn yourself, and obviously do not agree with. Don't come back at me with credentials or ill take you skiing sometime.
On to equipement... new skis dont hook the tip and the tail up if you keep them in a carve. A true expert can keep any ski in a carve at any radius. It is when you skid the ski that it starts to hook up, but even then a true master of the tool should be able to use it just fine. Keeping your feet together and skidding your turns is not how modern skis are supposed to be skied on - especially modern race skis.
My advice is not to waste your money or any ski companies money by getting new skis if youre not going to learn how to use them. What you describe is the nature of modern skis, and the nature of modern skiing. GS skis especially will only turn when they are on edge. Skis are becoming softer longitudinally and stiffer torsionally so that you can CARVE many different radii on them. The people on these skis are not intermediates, i can garuntee you that. Tell me that because Bode skis on 165's that have a 120mm tip he is an intermediate... or that in GS modern racers and skiers alike arent using high edge angles... or that those that are arent skiing properly.
Wake up and take a lesson. Stop teaching race clinics. When you stop on skis, move your feet apart, angulate (not bank), and you will stop - dont slide - stop. Stop posting rediculous topics like this one. I think that anyone who has read this thread has automatically regressed in skiing ability (bust out the 210's). And by the way, its okay to not be new school, but dont claim that skis are wrong or bad just because you dont know how to use them. If you notice, there are a lot of different side cuts out there right now on skis. Typically you can find one that suits your style of skiing or the turn shape (turn radius) that you like to make most often. If your turns look like:
Then you probably dont need much sidecut on your carving tools - delete carving tools - input skidding tools or sliding tools - whichever applies. Straight skis anyone??
A rediculous topic requires a rediculous reply, so there you have it. Happy hunting for your skis. And yes, ski companies have probably been giving away straight skis for 20 years now havent they...
(The edit was to fix the turn shapes)