Looking to buy a pair of older skis. I'm 6' and 215 pounds, an expert skier but not a big mountain skier (because I don't have any big mountains around me. Bummer, I know!). I'm a flatlander (sucks) who does most of my skiing at Seven Springs in Pennsylvania and sometimes even smaller mole hills closer to home.
I have a choice between a 184 Rossi Bandit X and a 185 Salomon X Scream 9. Both pair are the older versions of the skis. They are the same versions pictured below. These are what, 10 years old?
I'm considering these because I can pick them up fairly cheap (Sreams for 40 & the Bandits for 55) and because I spend a good amount of time in the bumps and these seem to be fairly straight skis with a wider tip. I believe they're both pretty close in their sidecut measurments?
I've heard that the X Scream 9's are a pretty soft ski though (correct me if I'm wrong), so that's probably not good for a heavy skier like me. I do like making high speed GS turns, but how much of that am I going to get in? 4 or 5 good archs and I'm at the the lift line again.
My current main ski is an old school straight 195 Rossi 7S.
So, if anyone has any input about the two skis mentioned above (pictured below), that would be great.
Edited by northpo - 1/23/10 at 8:23am