Just rediscovering skiing after taking many years off, and I'm planning to splurge on a nice, well-fitting pair of boots to start off with. Since the bulk of my budget is going to the boots, I'm looking to spend ~200 or less on a pair of skis to last me for 1 or 2 seasons.
I figured I'd buy some used skis, something in 160-165 length. I ski in Tahoe, mostly groomed runs, some off-piste, periodic powder; so I'm looking for pretty much a light, nimble all-mountain ski, say with a relatively deep sidecut (R=13-18?) for fast turns, yet with decent handling on the occassional fast run. (btw, I'm 5'9" 155lbs).
I found, though, that I can get new & in-budget either the K2 Silencer ($200) or Line 1260 ($250). Both are twin tips, though I'm not really a parks guy (yet ... I might at some point try this later).
So I'd appreciate folks' advise on how the K2 Silencer and Line 1260 would stack up for me, how well they handle carving and other all-mountain conditions?
Another option may be the K2 Public Enemy (not a twin tip, iirc) although it's closer to $300, new.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Edited by netarc - 3/4/2009 at 09:19 am