Going to be buying my fist set of skis this year, after renting for the past 3 seasons. I'm 24, 5'10" - 185 lbs
Would probably label my self as an intermediate skier. Mostly enjoy doing blues, blue-blacks with a couple blacks thrown in through out the day. I mostly ski out west for a week or two a year. I am mostly on the piste, but do enjoy getting off it and as my skills progress, could see myself skiing 70/30 on/off.
I have been reading up as much as I can trying to learn as much as I can in an attempt to figure out what skis I want, but seems every article I read adds to the list of potential skis instead of narrowing it down. Thus, I thought I'd see what everyone else thinks. Right now I have my sights set on a few models and would love some feedback.
Line Prophet 90 - All the reviews I've seen say this is a great all-mountain ski. Kind of leaning towards this ski. Would try to buy a set of last years model as from what I can tell, only the graphics changed.
Line Prophet Flight - Found the review in ski magazine saying more testers preferred it to the 90, but some of the reviews I've read say it is too soft.
Atomic Smoke Ti - These seem to get heavy praise from the magazine reviews I've seen. However, these are the narrowest that I'm considering, so I'm wondering how well off the groomed path they will handle. Really like the price point.
Salomon Lords - Another ski that seems to always get good reviews, plus I like the graphics :)
What are your thoughts? If think there is a different set of skis I should be considering, let me know. I don't really want to get more expensive than the skis I have listed, rather spend the extra money of some good fitting boots.
Thanks for taking the time to read!