Meanwhile, probably the answer for geezers is to demo a range of skis and talk with friends about the skis they are using. I usually seek the advice of my son-in-law and two of my children when I am considering a change. One has a bias for Rossignol and the other Atomic. So right now I have a pair of each. However, there are so many different models, lengths and styles it is a complex business to select a new ski.
Maybe the TOGS should volunteer to rate the new skis for Ski Magazine. I'm sure we would welcome their offer to fly us to the test destination and provide us with a week of test skiing. Any volunteers?