I thought I was a gearhead until I started lurking here. So, instead of giving you my supposed wisdom on one ski vs. another, I propose my three unassailable (I think) truths about all skis. And I invite you to give me yours.
- Cheap skis are better than expensive skis. Not in the sense that down-market package skis are better than top of the line. But in the sense that, given a choice, I always like to pay less. If I'm stumped and can't decide between two pairs of skis on the rack, I always grab the cheaper one. For me, there's a special enjoyment from getting a good pair of skis cheap. Makes me worry about them less, too, which leads to more enjoyment
- Every ski is, at some point in time, the best ski you've ever owned. There comes a moment, and sometimes it is only just one run or one series of turns, when the ski you're on seems like the best ski in the world. Even if it's a ski you've never liked before or never gotten used to. Go figure, but it's true.
- All skis eventually become rock skis. So ski 'em now, ski 'em hard.