Ok Folks this is my first post....I'm 38, 5'8" 185, I ski mentally like I'm 19 still; funny how I now go home after lunch. I learned to ski NE @ Mad River Glen (long live KVC Comp's) and now ski much kinder NW snow. I normally ski crud, trees, fresh powder on my K2 Outlaws 174 cm and ski groomers fast on my Volkl Supersport 6-Stars 175 cm. I love both these skis. Now however with the wife skiing more and picking up my little ones all day I need a shorter turning ski that I can ski all day. My ski days are now back up to 30+ after 10 years of averaging less than 5. That said; I'm still quite new to shape skis and I'm having a hard time landing on the right ski.
So here's what I "think" I want: Shorter ski (maybe 160 cm), more sidecut (12+/- radius), softer.
So here's how I want to ski it: Steeps, not high speed, bumps, short radius turns, carving slower speeds, terrain park (jumps only, no features!!), and of course skiing backwards while picking up the kids. A short quick all mountain ski I can ski all day...is that too much to ask?
I would appreciate anyone's suggestions on the right ski and size. I would prefer used, but it's not crucial.
Edited by TVorhies - 2/10/2009 at 06:40 am