I used to be an avid alpine skier (from between roughly 1985 to 1997). Not only did I love skiing but I loved knowing about ski gear and the "scene". Due to university studies and an increasingly busy music-playing schedule (and a lack of funds) I stopped skiing. I really miss it though and keep dreaming about taking it up again. The thing is, I know absolutely nothing about ski equipment now. Parabolic skis were just beginning to appear when I quit and now it seems that the older "skinny and long" skis of my era are completely extinct. So my question is, for a guy who was skiing on Rossignol 7Ss with Lang X9 boots and Marker M48 bindings last time I was on skis, what would todays equivalent be likely to cost me? And how much has the range of skis changed? When I was skiing it was basically a choice of slalom, GS, mogul and "all mountain" skis (I tended to favour slalom even though I'd ski a lot of bumps - although today I might gravitate a little more towards a GS ski). Finally, is everything parabolic these days or are there some companies still making "old style" skis? Thanks in advance for any feedback - it's weird feeling so disoriented regarding a subject I used to be so on top of.