I'm 5'10" and about 170 lbs. I primarily like quick SL turns, with some GS and super-GS turns mixed in. I like to ski at a good speed, but of course with the family I have to ski a little slower. I think I ski somewhat aggressively. Being in PA I obviously stay on-piste, and need a ski that can handle the hard snow. I really don't need a powder ski b/c those days are rare.
I'm looking for a ski with a waist in the 70's, and a radius of, perhaps, 14-16.
The list....I realize these are primarily speed and cruiser type skis. My brother thinks I should stick with the cruisers since I've only been on shaped skis 2-3 ski days total. But he can also be an idiot. But in this case he may be right (I'd never tell).
Nordica Hot Rod Nitrous CA (or TI?) 124-78-108
Dynastar Contact Cross TI 120-72-104
Blizzard G-Force SS IQ 123-72-105
Volkl Tigershark 10 Foot 121-73-105
K2 Apache Crossfire MX 122-74-106
I've only just begun to research the skis. This is a list that includes the skis that seems to match my preference and received favorable reviews.
Any input is appreciated. I'm in no particular hurry, as I'm looking to get the skis this off season. Any other sugguestions would be welcomed.