I'm trying to decide which set of new skis to buy. I'm a young, 28 year old advanced skier, I weight 145 lbs, I'm 5' 7" and currently I ski on 178 '01Dynastar Speed SX slalom skis which I like but are rapidly aging. I want a shorter ski, something with quick turning ability (bumps are my favorite)...but also something that can be used as a decent all around ski. I rapidly tire and grow bored of burning down the mountain making GS turns.
I'm on a budget so I'm looking to buy models from a couple years ago, either '07 or '08 skis. From what I've read thus far, I've kinda widdled my selection down to a few skis --- Dynastar Legend 8000, Dynastar Contact 10/11/Limited. However, I'm having trouble determining what ski has what qualities in what model year. In another words, is a Contact 11 from 2007 the same as one in 2008 and 2009, or did the name change. From what I can tell, the names change frequently.
Also any opinions or experience's people have had with these skis...as having better all mountain/carving or better bump ability would be welcomed.