I've searched the forum to try and avoid a post but most the similar threads are several years old, so here goes....
I'm 40 years old, 6 2" 240 lbs, intermediate/advanced skier from the midwest land of ice and crum. Last rig I owned was back in high school, pair of 185 Elans that were nice and stiff.
Fast forward 20 years and I'm getting back into this to get my kids on the slopes. Rented last year and couldn't hold an edge to save my life. The whole parabolic shortys are totally new to me. I expected to throw down on some 195's last year and the kid in the rental place hadn't been alive long enough to recall 195's let alone 210's.
So I'm open minded and clueless at this point. I plan to go to a ski specialty shop in the MW to get fitted for boots (potentially buy the skis there or online) & I'd love to have some suggestions and tips before heading in. What models/lengths would you recommend? Are these going to be foam or wood core? I'm open to last years models (actually prefer it) but don't know whats out there. As noted upfront my primary terrain will be midwest hardpack crap, with occasional trip out west on groomers.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.