I am fairly new to slaloming. this would be my first year that i am semi profisient at it. currently i can a course at -15 at 28 and 30mph i am doing this on my bosses old cypress gardens that is 68in long . my point of this is i am in the market for a new ski and am willing to spend a little on it cause i really enjoy it. I dont know if it woud be wise for someone with my experiance and go all in and buy a ski like the Obrian elite or like the HO A1 or A2 or get more of a basic ski and get a better one later on down the road.