I am 26 years old and a former racer, living in Utah.
5'10" and 150 lbs, lean. This is about what I was 10 years ago when I raced on Junior's skis, so I have the same body, with a little more strength.
I love big, fast turns on groomers, but want to enjoy the powder Utah has to offer from time to time.
I can pick up the following skis at a great price, with the Atomic 1018 bindings, all new for $350:
Atomic SG Jr. Race Skis (2007-8) - 185cm - radius 27m - sidecut 93.5-64.5-83.5
I compare these junior skis to the last year's GS model, and they are pretty close in spec:
Atomic GS 12 (2009) - 186cm - radius 27.5m - sidecut 98-67.5-88
Can I get away with using these SG Jr's for my recreational fast skiing? I just want to know if it's a mistake to get these skis as an adult.
Or would I be better off with a non-race ski, maybe one of the Atomic Nomads?