I started out this winter as a total noob. As a long time snowboarder I had not been on ski's since I was a soldier in Germany in the early nineties. So this year due to physical issues I decided to pick up skiing again. Did the research, and decided that the Prophet 100's in 172cm would be ideal for my ski level, and Mt. Hood. I was not dissapointed. It took me a couple of runs to get out of the backseat, driving the tips, and doing some pretty good turns.
So after about 20 days on ski's I can pretty much send all but the burliest most exposed lines with ease. But my ski's have started to feel anemic with reagrds to where I am at. If nothing else I'm left wishing that I would have bought something longer as I feel like i'm going to go over the bars when i'm at speed in bumps and crud. And I'm having to be in the backseat in powder.
I have some options with some really good mid season sales on a few ski's that interest me. I feel like it's kind of late in the season to be buying new ski's. Especially with the kind of winter we have had here in Oregon. But at the same time I feel that if I don't pull the trigger on something I could miss out on some good days later on.
What would you do?
Just a rant!