Inevitable new skis post.
I've been skiing since I was 5 (so 20 years now), but always the 3 or 4 times a year. A little more now that I've gotten older. I'd probably rate myself at high intermediate or lower advanced. Ski most terrain, but not overly aggressive. Looking to get into touring.
Anyways, my last pair of skis were bought in 2002 (Rossignol Power Cut 10.6, 160 length), and I'm thinking it's time to get something better with newer tech. The old Rossignol's sank like nothing else when I was at Revelstoke.
I'm 5'6", and about 145 lbs.
Doing resort skiing, but looking to give AT a try.
Ski groomers, bumps, and dip into the trees, but not the park or any big drops.
I'm in the rockies (day trips to Lake Louise/Sunshine, multi day trips out to BC interior).
I can get a deal for Movement skis and Fritschi bindings.
Given that, I was leaning towards the 167 Movement Couloir (120-87-109, 21m rad), and the Fritschi Freeride Plus.
167 length. Has anything changed regarding suggested lengths? The 160 Rossi's hit me about the nose.
Been hearing some of the new designs ride shorter now (not sure on the rocker/early rise of the Couloir).
Freeride Plus bindings. Hear they're pretty standard AT bindings, but would be be alright for resort skiing? Again, not a big jumper/cliff dropper.
And if I drop the AT experiment, and other binding suggestions?
Been trying to re-educate myself on ski tech, but still pretty intimidating.
Edited by Chingyul - 11/3/10 at 9:47pm