Or where do you plan to ski? -- that info could be helpful.
Flats vs. steep and deep requires compromise, but there are skis that try to provide that.
Do you lean more toward exploring/touring or touring primarily for turns?
That info will help.
Edit: I'm sitting here thinking, so I'll say more.
Altai Hoks in the bush -- short, wide, half skins in the bottom; cross between ski and snowshoe; climb well; not really for making turns (though can be done, see the videos at Altai) or covering distance quickly; skins will slow you on the down which has its place.
Voile V6 or Altai Kom for making turns in the steep and deep (>120 tips); Fischer 112, Madshus 78 -- a bit narrower.
Leaning more toward touring end of compromise): Fischer 98, Madshus 68 (fischer uses tip#, madshus uses waist).
Many here love Asnes, but I have no experience with those.
You'll likely hear a lot more!
- Posts: 449
- Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:49 am
- Ski style: Aspirational
- Favorite Skis: Gamme (210), Ingstad (205), Objective BC (178)
- Favorite boots: Alfa Guard Advance
- Occupation: Beyond
Availability is a real concern and may end up affecting your final decision, and your country will affect that.
There are members here from Europe, Asia, North America, Oceania, …
There are other thrills to be found on the mountain that other, lighter skis and boots might be better for but if downhill fun is a priority a setup like I mentioned will have you doing stable parallel turns right out of the gate. (assuming you already have a good P turn)