To replace a set of stolen Dynastar Contact 9s (see "lock your skis" thread)....looking for something similar in 160-165cm length with a turn radius of no more than 14m.
By versatile carving ski... I mean something that does well on hard pack/ice blue/black slopes, but is versatile enough to not be a handful in moguls, bumps, crud, small jumps, light powder, etc... and can be skied with ease at slow speed on the greens when skiing with beginners (I'd say I'm level 6 or so...looking to improve though). Basically...an eastern 1-ski quiver. Another pair from the Dynastar Contact line would be ideal...or perhaps a Fischer Rx-6/Rx-8....or even a Head Supershape. I'm open to suggestions... I'm currently demoing different skis, but haven't found one that I like as much as the Contact 9s. There are still a lot of skis I've yet to try though. I just don't feel like shelling out the $600+ for a brand new set at the moment.
I'm in Canada, and unfortunately the exchange rate is currently such that I would pay about 1.3x any USD price...plus the shipping/customs issues... :(
I'm not in a big rush - going to keep demoing, and if I can't find any deals before the end of the season (April), I'll see what I can get at the spring/summer sales. I just wanted to see if there was anything out there at the moment...or if people have suggestions.