Hey all, I appreciate everyone's time and look forward to contributing to the community.
I am hoping to find the right ski for me, and need a little help!
I started skiing 15 years ago and became quite good, using the old straight skis. I then switched over to snowboarding for the past 6 years, but would like to get back into skiing. I missed the speed of ripping up the mountain and really pushing myself. I never felt completely in control on a snowboard, as I did with skis.
I recently picked up an old (in great condition) Atomic Beta Ride 11.20's and tried them out last week. It was love at first site all over again. I am now looking to upgrade to a new pair, but not sure of what might be best for me, since ive been away from the sport for a number of years.
I ski mainly in the northeast (PA, NY, NJ).. so it is man made packed, with some ice and the occasional fresh power. i also venture up to Vermont a couple times a year.
I am 5'10, 175lb, fairly strong and in good shape. The Atomic 180s are a bit heavy and maybe a tad long for me. But I felt pretty good at speeds, but I dont really have to much to compare to, except distant fond memories.
i have been looking at the Volkl AC30's, but I am not sure if my technique is there. I stay mainly on the diamonds, with some blues mixed in.
i also have a pair of Nordica Speedmachine 10 boots, with a 100 flex rating.
Any ski recommendations would be great appreciated!
Thanks and let it snow!