Everyone: thank you for the fine suggestions. Epic, no, I am not in a hurry, and I will try to find a Kastle vendor in the area (Lake Tahoe/Reno, Nv./ Truckee, Ca) I sense that some of the contributors to this forum are retail vendors, and I was hoping that they would go to their 2009-2010 catalogs and find the model that their suppliers make that fits in this "recreational slalom"/ dedicated "carver" category, i.e., narrow-waisted skis that do not pretend to be "all mountain".
One example: I am advised that Elan makes an SLX and an SL, but I can find no one with any practical experience on them to say that one is so stiff that you cannot stand it after a couple hours, while the other is the softer version that the same skier could use considerably longer - probably all day.
These days where many of the high end versions of slalom cut skis have two sheets of titanium or magnesium, maybe it is a simple matter of putting only one layer of the metal in the "detuned" version. This forum would be a good place to assemble the names of all the makes/ model that currently (2010) fit this category. Thanks again.