Hey guys & Girls,
As many others have in the past I am calling on the NS members in my search for skis. I am a long term lerker on this forum and it's taken me a couple of years to register and make my first post.
I have been skiing for a few years and consider myself to be a pretty decent skier. I get down most runs and my poor skiing tends to come from laziness. I am a semi professional BMX rider therefore will no doubt spend a lot of time in the park on skis.
There isn't many stores that stock a lot of skis in the UK also I'm not entirely confident in the sales staff. Therefore I am relying on you guys to help me out :)
Location - Majority of my skiing is in the French Alps and tends to range from groomed piste to fluffy powder.
I'm 181cm (5ft 11') - 175 pounds (76kg)(12.5 stone) - and I'm 27 years old.
Ability - I consider myself to be above average in terms of ability. I enjoy skiing both on and off piste and have recently dabbled more in park skiing. At the moment I spend 50% of my time on piste, 25% off piste and 25% in the park.
Budget - isn't the most important thing for me. I just want a set of skis that will suit me and help my skiing.
As mentioned I ride BMX so I'm more than likely going to be spending more and more time in the park as that enviroment feels right to me. With that in mind I am keen to get some twin tips that are going to allow me to ride switch and have some fun. HOWEVER - I will still be spending a lot of time on piste so want something that I can carve on - ALSO.. Having a ski that is decent off piste would be nice also. I know I can't have it all.. But I'm keen to get as close as possible.
I looked at the AR7's however it's impossible to get 181cm in the UK and I think 176 would be too small.
Any advice and guidance would be greatly appreciated.