First off, I know practically nothing about skiing compared to any of you guys on here... Id say Im a pretty good skier but I dont know any terms or how to describe my style or anything. Im looking to buy a replacement set of skis for my Dynastar Speed carve 63's... Anyone familiar with these skis? I loved them at first, but started looking for replacements last year. They do exactly what I bought them for, carving at really high speeds on open spaces with pretty even snow. However, Im trying to get on some more challening terrain now with tighter slopes (maybe some trees involved every now and then, something I couldnt do with these skis) and less even snow. I cant take big, speedy carving types of turns on a narrow black diamond out west or anything like that. Im looking for something softer and lighter, so I can start making tighter turns at slower speeds... Something more maneuverable and versatile, but still capable of some cruising too. All Ive demoed so far is the volkl 5 star, and it was great for most everything I wanted except that it was really twitchy at speed. Now I know this is a long list of things to want from one ski, and maybe the volkl 5* is as close as Ill get, but is there anything out there thats kind of a medium between these two skis? Or do you have any other recomendations that I should look into? I have another really general question... Ive been out west only one time, to snowbird. We're thinking of going out west again this year (same group of people that went to snowbird). Where are the "cheap" places to go? Sorry if this is in the forum but I figured this post would be ok in here. Thanks for any help guys. Also how do you attach pictures on here?
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11/23/05 at 9:52am