Hey, I am an ex racer trying to find a good ski for transitioning to more all mountain skiing. I can get a pair of last years Line Chronic in a 176 for 288 bucks. I know its not gonna carve high speed like my race stock GS ski, but what I'm wondering is am I gonna just over ski the hell out of this ski and not even enjoy it, or is this ski enough to still ski pretty hard. I know ill probably love it in the bumps and trees compared to when i had to make due with race skiis, but if theyre totally gonna wash out on hardpack I dont know if I want to even waste my time.
Im 5-10 and in the 150s 20 years old. Ive been skiing most of my life.
Also for now I'd be skiing in a 150 flex lang race boot, is that is with a ski like this just gonna mess everything up or no? I really haven't been on anything but a race ski in years, except for a pair of '04 I think stockli storm rider DP which are pretty stiff and kind of behave like a race ski, except for being a bit fatter. I borrowed a couple pairs for some back country trips a couple times but dont remember what they were.
Thanks in advance for any input.