I have been trying to get some solid advice... but it has been pretty hard. This is my first post. This site has the knowledge that I'm looking after. Umn... I'm 23 years old, I ski in Tahoe, but I grew up skiing in Austria and Switzerland. I have been skiiing at level 9 (according to your site) for several years. I've saved up my money and want to get some new skis. I spend all my time on the backside. If it takes 45 minutes to get down a steep tree covered powder drenched run me and my brother (snowboarder...) are the happiest. I like to ski aggressively. My skis now are too thin for powder, I mean it's possible and an amazing feeling to float through that, but also kind of a chore. I want some of these fatter skis that "feel like cheating" I went to Any Mountain and I noticed that the TIs were MUCH stiffer and a little heavier than other skis they had. I hear that they are very high performance... I like the sound of that. My question is do you think that they will hold up if you're making short turns in tight spaces. hop turns and such.
And completely unrelated... who knows what my current skis are? They are Rossignol, completely gray with a metal "stabilizer" thing between the bindings and tip... they came out with green beginner and red expert versions of the same ski. About 6 years old or so. Good all around skis.
Anyways pretty long post appreciate all feedback.