I don’t tele. I am use AT which suits me better. I have a pair of Voile BC skis with scales. I like them for rolling terrain but not so much when there’s a several miles of run out. Last season I used flat skis with kick wax a lot.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
re: scales vs wax, I guess it depends on what you are skiing.
If you are coasting down a well packed trail of very low angle i.e. lower elevations of Van Hoevenberg then I can see where wax is king.
If you are actually breaking trail and skiing back in your own tracks, I hardly can tell a difference.
Most of my skiing is either on flats in snowshoe or other ski trails for which I use wax or waxless depending on the snow condition or when I'm out making turns, I'm usually only skiing on trails to get to my stash, and if I'm using big, stiff boots, it doesn't really matter much if I have my wax or waxless skis.
Been looking at some new AT gear:
Fritschi Tecton 12 bindings
Boots - Fischer looks like they have a great new boot in the Ranger Free line.
Skis - G3 ROAMr series is looking pretty nice.
Just actually looked at this seriously. Don't know anything about boots and bindings, but I'd say for the money, there are definitely better spec'd skis.
For a touch more than the retail price, you could get a Voile UltraVector, which is around a 1 lb lighter per pair with similar dimensions. If you have the extra $100, you could go for the HyperVector, which is another 1lb+ lighter.