Sorry for my bad english. I'm from the netherlands.
Last year i bought a pair of Salomon lord's 185cm. I'm 186cm and 85kg and i found the ski a bit dissapointing. But i also have to say i had major problem whit my shoes (wrong canting my knees where force inside) and the conditions where bad (ice/hardpack).
I found it really hard to carve them, to put them on their sides. This could also be explained tru the boots that where forcing my knees inwards and the bad snow. But they feeld quite stiff also, i couldnt felx them. Also on bumps and off piste treeruns they feel bit (too) long an stuff, absolutly not playefull. Last day there was some fresch snow and on soft prepared groomers is swa them flex for the first time ! That was a good mornig. But when the fresh was gone to crud and moguls they where again very difficult.
What type of skier am I:
- Recrational skier to Sportive skier (ski for 10 years now age: 27
- Like to go fast on the groomers
-Like to catch some powder and go a bit off piste a litte bit , small treeruns etc. But nothing spectacular mostly i ride alone and without saftey (avalanche) gear. For me 10-15 cm fresh on the piste is also powder.
-Play around on piste when i hive to ride with the kids. Try riding switch, smlal jumps, but you wont see me in the park for sure.
I only have reference to som hired ski's. The one's i can remeber good are the Elan Magfire en the Salomon foil 1080.Magfire is a great speed-ski and the Foil 1080 where pretty playfull en good fo a little bit offpiste. But i know by now that 1 pair o ski is not the best . I thought i had that wit the lord's , maybe i do if i go back to 177cm.
But know i was thinking of the followig setup:
- Head magnum supershape (slalom ski)
- Foil 1080 twintip ( fun ski)
I can use the Head skis in the morning when there is a lot of ice and hardpack to work on my technic. Later when the moguls arisse and the crud i can take the foils to play a bit in the bumps. And on powder days when the groomers are not prepared i take the foils right away. Or when i have a "play-day".
But i read that the foils where not so good in crud. That is pointing me to a magfire 12 or a atomic blackeye nomad i think. But a set of Foils & magfire is a bit pity i think. Then i can better go for more difference in the set and look for a real slalom/carve & twintip/powder(behinner) ski
Or just go back to one quiver lord 177cm? Or more practice en keep the 185cm? Schould i have been able with 25 weeks of practice to ski the 185cm smooth?
Im getting crazy of this search. What do you think and what do you advise? I really prefer to look too old cheap models. I can get the foil (2007) new for 190 euro with binding now