Where I patrol in SE Michigan, we've got steeps and bumps but ski mostly on groomed slopes, sometimes icy or wind-blown snow that's often man-made as much as natural.
I'm 6 ft and 200 lbs, skiing 3+ days a week in my third year back on skis after an '06 double knee replacement allowed me to resume skiing after 25 years of little or no skiing. I'd been bone-on-bone in both knees for most of that time, but for fitness I'd cycled lots, up to 5,000 miles a year.
I'm looking to replace a pair of packed-out Tecnica Diablo Magnesiums that I'd bought used before last season. In November I bought some new boots (Brand X, let's say) but found that their low hinge-point and three-piece-shell design made side-slipping (i.e., feathering the edges) quite a chore.
So last month, in order to pass my S&T, I went back to the old Tecnicas.
I'm now leaning toward the new Tecnica Dragon 110, but would like to hear what others wear while patrolling. BTW my current skis are 170 Nordica Dobermann SL Pros.
Edited by CycleBob - 2/13/10 at 12:28pm