What to sell?
I got in love with Volkl AC50 today (I loved the edge grip on hard snow and ease of turning even on a ski a bit long for me). It was the best ski I have skied on - unfortunately there was no powder to try them on today. However, I already own two pairs of relatively new skis (2008 and 2009). My husband says one pair has to go, before I can even think of anything. Uhmm...."honey, this would be the last one in a long time!"
I am level 9 skier. 140 lb, 5f6i, love to carve but since I came to Rockies 3 years ago I learned and like to ski everything. Ok, tight trees are not my thing - they do not move away from me.
This year I bought Atomic Blackeye Ti - do it all ski, no-brainer, easy to ski, no adjustments needed, I know, I should have got into wider Crimson perhaps, but hey, I am getting wider every year! (fatties kind of "scare me" since I haven't seen anybody decently carving on powder ski). Anyway, they do fine for me especially since this year we did not get many dumps.
Another ski is a fun toy Head Supershape Magnum - it took me few weeks to figure them out (be centered, not hard pushing forward - otherwise there is a feeling of not having enough ski, and let the hips go way into the turn. Go sideways is the motto. However, they make lazy carving look really dynamic. What I mean is it is so effortless to initiate the turns, they make you lazy.
Pros: they make tired afternoon exiting.
Cons: make me lazy, harder snow bite is not always there, refinement: skied-off snow bite is lacking, less versatile in deeper snow than Blackeye.
If I even "needed two pairs", one would be the rock ski and ski to teach on.