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Looking for help buying new skis. For a not so great skier who enjoys skiing but is not looking to tackle Double Diamonds any time soon.

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Thread Starter 
 
 
Me
 
Early 40s
5’7” and 175 pounds.
 
 
Skill level 5 or 6.                             Using  Whistler as a measure I ski blues and  easy blacks.
                                                     But bumps just toss me    out, and steep chutes are too scary, for me.
 
 
 
 
 
Days per year 15 -25 
 
Current skis   Fischer RX4   160cm.  but I have outgrown them
 
 
 
I am looking for advice for a ski that will help me to do the following
 
1              Pretend I can carve, and yet run flat when I need to follow an access road disguised as a run.
 
2              That will let me zip down the blues on hard pack snow.                                                                
 
3              Skis that will not flap about like a cheap suit  when I pick up speed
 
4              That will let me try my hand in the bumps,  when I am feeling bold and good.
 
5              A ski that will skid out when I can’t finish my turn, cause its too steep or my confidence is down.
 
6              A ski that will leave me feeling fresh as a daisy and requires little effort. ( Ok I know I am pushing it here)
 
 
I don’t want a ski that requires a strong skill set and or a high fitness level. I am always the very first in my gang  to get the jelly legs. And would like to be able last more than a day or two.
 
 
 I am looking for a magic ski that will let rip it up when I feel good and up to it and yet   Gently glide around when tired or just hanging with my tots.
 


 
So far I am  thinking  the Fischer progressor 7 and the Heat 74.    Am I even in the right ball park here?
 
post #2 of 7
Oddvan, I hope your in the ballpark because we sound a lot alike and I just got some progressor 7's. I got some new ones shipped to me for $344.
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Thread Starter 
Bump for imput. suggestions....

(none of my local stores have progressors to demo)
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I am not familiar with the skis you mentioned but have a few suggestions based on your needs.
Dynastar Mythic Riders or Sultans.
Nordica Nitrous or Jet Fuels.
Movement Source or Sluff
I have had/have many of the above and especially love Movement skis.
Demoing them may be tough to come by, so I would Google them to read up on them and see what you think. I have bought lots of skis doing my research this way with only one miss on some first year Bluehouse skis that were bought for price not due to great feedback.
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What do people think of the Atomic Nomad Highnoon, in 157cm,  would its short length make it more work or less....

It my 175 odd pounds and short legs too much for it......
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What did you end up with?

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