Been reading the forums here for a while. I finally joined and this will be my first post. I need some help....I've been researching like a mad man trying to pick a ski for this season....In fact I think I've over researched cause now I just can't make a decision.
A little about me....I moved away to an area where skiing was not an option for a few years and sold my gear along the way. I'm now back in beautiful British Columbia Canada and needing to get fully geared up for this season. I'm 6'3", about 225-230 lbs., intermediate skier (Getting better though). I will mainly be skiing Whistler/Blackcomb as my home hill and sometimes Silverstar, Sunpeaks, and Big White. I ski pretty much in bounds 95 percent of the time....Groomers, Crud, Pow, and a bit of park for some medium jumps, no rails, no moguls. I started experimenting with Switch riding last season I skied and had a ton of fun doing it so my new skis have to be twin tip. It's my 30th birthday this year and using that as an excuse to spend a bit of money and get good equipment that will hopefully last me a few years and keep me happy for as long with what I picked. I'll pick up boots in a shop where I can get fitted properly so mainly just looking for advice on the skis themselves here, and maybe some binding advice too.
I've gotten some conflicting advice from a few different local shops which is adding to the confusion. I was originally set on Gotamas. One shop says they're awesome, another says I should look at Bent Chetlers or Jp vs. Juliens, and the first shop says they are shit.....So....Here I am....
The skis I've been researching are :
1. Volkl Gotamas
2. Armada JP vs Julien
3. Atomic Bent Chetler
4. Line Prophet 100
Given my size, skill level, and type of skiing what do you guys think of the skis I mentioned ? Any better suggestions ? and What size ski would be best for me ?
I'm thinking Jesters for bindings or maybe the Jester Schizo because I like how you can move 3 cm either way on the ski depending on what type of skiing/conditions i might get on any given day.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by joeyhalen2000 - 9/4/10 at 6:39pm