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I hired some Rossignol GS race skis last year, they were quite staggering at ripping long carved turns. So precise on the edge, millimetre steering.
The snow got pretty slushy mid week and they were unusable at low speed in that gloop, so switched to some Head Shapes. Nice too, but not as good at speed as the SG skis.
Best ski I ever used was a Head Prestige, second time I went last year. They were extraordinary carvers at all speeds. You could actually feel the inside of your boot dragging in the snow such was the angle you could bank them to, with your bum a foot off the snow. Definitely want to get some again this year!
I haven't been skiing in over 40 years.... in my day we had little more than planks of wood strapped to our boots. I loved it though - probably my favourite sport. I was living in Rome at the time, and the school used to charter a bus every (winter) weekend to take us up into the hills - used to get at up 5am for it... happy days.
We got hold of some old skis once, they were wood, with screw in metal edges. The boots that came with them were leather, ankle boots. The pole were steel chromed spikes.
We put modern bindings on them and gave them a try. Well, we weren't that good in those days, but they were damn hard to use!
You should get back into it. Modern equipment has made it a lot more fun, and so dynamic. It is a pure joy to ski, to be up in the mountains, in the sun, deep blue sky, ripping up a piste in perfect carves.
In fact it is the one thing that I get fit for. Hence the weight loss campaign this year. Got to shed 22 kgs before end of march. Not carrying the equivalent of a bag of cement around with you is bound to improve your skiing!