I had Karhu Kinetic BC skis for about 30 years and loved them! I could go anywhere and had great control. I did a lot of forest exploration and snow camping in the mountains. I even used the downhill lift to go up and practice telemarking. I was at an intermediate level at least. Then 3 years ago the bottoms delaminated and the whole bottom pealed off both skis. I was told that I should have been waxing them even though they were waxless in order to keep the bottoms moisturized so they didn't dry out. No one had told me before. QUESTION ONE: Is this true? Would waxing the waxless bottoms have kept them from drying out? I didn't realize that skis were SO different and asked for advice at the local store. They sold me Rossignol BC 70. I can do nothing with them! no control! can't turn on edge! It's like riding on a flat plank. I was a raw beginner again and fell often. I need to understand why. I have recently been advised to try Rossignol EVO OT, Rossignol BC 80 Positrack or Madshus Panorama M62. I have been reading articles about camber, tip rocker etc. but it is too complex for me to understand. How can I find something similar to my beloved Karhu Kinetic BC's? I use bc NNN bindings on my Rossi BC 70 that came from my Karhu. Someone also said I should get new bindings (that still fit my NNN boots). I would love advice on: QUESTION TWO. 2. what is most similar to Karhu Kinetic? 3. what criteria to consider in new skis to get a close match that gives me control and lets me go off trail (mostly ski walking). I ski groomed trails about 2/3 the time because it is easier on my body, and off trail through the forest about 1/3 the time. I prefer the off trail but don't have the energy any longer to go very far. Any advice is very much appreciated.