I am just looking for some ideas for what to check out for a next set of skis... i still have my first set of skis - a clearance sale $100 set of k2 eclipse 3500's in 167cm and i think im outgrowing them... i got 3 seasons of use out of them so i am more than happy with them.
I am 26yo, 5'10 ~250lbs and i would say a level 6ish (on the way to 7) skier... i do some of the easier blacks, and every blue without a problem. i ski faster than avg but not crazy fast or anything.
i am on the east coast (NY & some VT mtn's) and skiing mostly on groomers but i would like to expand onto other parts of the mtn. and i hate when i actually get to see some powder and my skis sink right in it.
so i have been eyeing the Atomic Blackeye Ti's -- mainly because from what i have been reading it seems like a good 'all mountain' ski for my needs. skewed more toward on piste, and that im larger than average. I am thinking a length somewhere around 175cm might work for me - based on calculators and such (although i havent skiied anything except the 167 i have now) i think the Ti is only in 171 and 178... i dont know which way to go on that one bigger or smaller. i want to get a ski with the integral bindings and i am definitely looking to move up to ski anything the east has to offer.
what do you guys think about this specific ski? any other ones that are good for a larger guy?
Edited by fixxxer0 - 1/13/10 at 1:27pm