So I'm a relative noob to the sport. Have just 15 days of skiing (1 season) under my belt, but I'm solidly hooked to the sport and feel stupid for not trying it out earlier. I live in the Seattle area and have skiied at Stevens Pass a lot, and at Crystal and Whistler once each. I will probably try and get the same number of days of skiing this season: 15-20.
Oh and I'm 5'10", 165 lbs and 29 years old.
As far as skill goes, I was able to ski the whole mountain at Stevens at the end of last season... though not comfortably or gracefully down the double-blacks. My current set of skis (Salomon XWing 5 in a 165 length) began to feel too soft towards the end - where I was being forced into making turns that were quite short - but the softness helped me in the bumps etc. I'd say I'm an above-average intermediate now.
I like to ski both on and off piste, almost equally. So having a ski that is well suited to bumps and ungroomed powder is pretty crucial for me. I'm willing to sacrifice some on-piste performance for that.
I've got Salomon Mission 10 boots that I selected after atleast 7-8 hours of trying boots. I like the Salomon fit quite a bit. The Salomon Falcon Custom Shell seemed perfect, but was too pricey for me.
So... I've been doing my reading and it seems like the Fischer Watea and Dynastar Legend are both skis that fit what I'm looking for. There are some decent deals on a Fischer Watea 84 - was thinking of getting them in a 167. Thoughts?
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