|New skis, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...|
I've been skiing almost annually for 18 years now, and year after year had rented skis upon arrival (I did purchase my own boots after my second ski trip). After years of rental rates steadily increasing, it was starting to seem like a better idea to buy a pair, as we plan to continue to ski. I asked for a recommendation, and was told that for the type of skiing I do, I might like the newish "rocker" technology, and so tried a "demo" pair of the above skis.
Mon Dieu!!! The first few turns were a revelation. Turning itself was almost effortless, the skis felt much better balanced and provided greater control, and I was skiing better on my first day than I usually do toward the end of the week. I can't begin to describe what these have done for my confidence, even on the steeper runs. I was sold after the first hour, but le monsieur wanted me to give them a full two days' try. The more I skied, the better I liked them. So as of this morning, une femme has her very own pair of skis.
We didn't go out today, as the HIGH temperature was -2F/-18C. After skiing in 2F weather yesterday, we'd had enough of the extreme cold. It's not bad once you're moving, but sitting on the lift can be brutal. Tomorrow it's supposed to be warmer (high teens F) so I plan to get out there and tear up the mountain for our last two ski days.