My first post on the forums so be gentle with me ;).
This is my 4th season of skiing (I only started at the ripe age of 39) and I generally get about 20-25 days of skiing in. I'm currently a lvl 7 skiier based in Ontario, but I go west for a week of skiing every year. I'll ski pretty much anything other than double blacks and big bumps (I like my knees). I'm 6'2" and 240lbs. I'm currently skiing a lower level pair of Atomic Metrons (my first ski)
While I was out in Sun Peaks last week, I demo'd about 8 different skis and the 2 that really stood out for me were the Atomic Metron B5i and the Head Xenon 10.0. Of the 2 I liked the Atomic a bit better, but would I be buying an obsolete ski? Any other skis anyone would recommend?
Other skis I demo'd:
Volkl AC30's - hated them
Volkl Tiger Sharks - good but not as good as the other 2
Elan Magfire 78 Fusion - felt flighty and couldn't really dig in the way I wanted them to
Fischer Progressor 9 - only ok
Solomon X Wing 10 - only ok
I seem to like a fairly narrow mid in the 75 range, but still want the ability to go in some powder for the trips west.
Any comments suggestions?