Hi. Looking for some advice. I'm a 43 year old male, 6'2", 210lbs. Raced until age 18. Expert skier (top 1-2% of almost anyplace I've been...though not in condition I used to be when I skied 80 days a year). Ski in upstate NY (Ellicottville) as near home, usually spend a week out west at places like Big White, Sun Peaks or Kicking Horse (friend lives in Okanagan). I'm an aggressive skier, but the type who'd rather make a ton of turns down the side of a trail then crank huge turns at speed (as if you can on our local hills....), but I'll do it all when out west including bowls, moguls and occasional off-piste. In the straight ski days I [referred a slalom race ski but obviously times have changed. Have used some hand-me-downs from my dad (who teaches) past few years - Salomon Xscremes from maybe 8 years ago (early shaped ski era) and some 168cm Blizzard Supersports now (probably about 5 years old). I think I want a "frontside carver" type of ski but one that won't totally suck for other conditions out west (or maybe an all-mountain ski that does tight turns on hard stuff decently). Welcome any thoughts on ski and lengths.
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1/10/10 at 5:40pm