So I just bought a demo pair of Volkl AC50 (09/10) skis for my Christmas present...they are sitting in the car waiting for me as I type this! Met a nice fellow from Craigslist and the transaction went very smoothly...$400...very happy with the price.
Now my worries...are these skis too much for me? I surely hope not. I consider myself an advanced-intermediate skier. I can ski any Blue run..groomed or not...with a decent amount of speed and control. I can absolutely fly on groomed blues and soft snow...I love the speed. I can ski groomed blacks with no problem...but do have problems with moguls and bumps...hope to take a mogul lesson in the next month.
My old skis were a pair of Atomic Beta C.19s from 2001 or 2002. I think they are 62mm in width...what a change to these AC50s that 85mm! Before moving to Colorado in May, I had come out here on vacation many times and have always rented high-end demos to test different skis. I have always remembered the Volkl Karma's I rented several years back...they felt so good under foot and I seemed to be able to ski better. I know they were 84mm in width...so I am hoping I have that same sensation with these skis. I can't wait to get to the mountain this weekend!
I hope I have not made a mistake!?