My name is Adam and my son is Zach. I am 5’6” and 200 lbs and my son 5’8” and 130 lbs.
We are both level 2 skiers. (Black Diamonds local - 500 ft, blues at bigger mountains - Okemo, Vt and Breckenridge, CO.)
I ski Elan Explorer 4 (160) now. My son Elan Waveflex 76 (160) both are very soft flex beginners skis. I ski more cautiously than my son btw.
I was considering a Rossignol experience 80 (160) I tried the 77 version of that ski in that size and liked it. 80 is a bit firmer than the 77. My son wants a fast ski. Since he is light I was thinking a 77 would be good for him. We want to spend $350 - $500 with bindings for each.
We ski groomers.
We have skied about a dozen times a season for the past three seasons. (So we want skis that can last too)
Thanks for any help!