Hey all, I'm just returning to skiing and could use some help with my skis boots and bindings. I'll be skiing Michigan, primarily Caberfae, Crystal and Bittersweet. I am on a budget, I'd like to stay below 600, but 900 will be my absolute maximum wall for everything (I've been given polls). What I am looking for is a quality pair of skis/boots/bindings that will last me a few years, will not hold me back skill level wise and will not break my wallet... and hopefully I'm not asking too much because I've definitely gotten myself addicted again this year.
I'm 32 years old, 6'1'' and 175 lbs with us size 11.5 feet (flat feet at that). This was my first year skiing in 10 years, previously I'd skied from age 8-20. Surprisingly I feel very comfortable on skis in every level of course difficulty even with the time lapse. There are surely some snags in my form but I think that will be ironed out quickly. I would consider myself at least an advanced skier and could see myself heading towards expert. I love carving, moguls, speed, long runs and hitting the occasional bump... all variety.
After browsing the web I'm kind of hovering around the K2 amp photon ski's at 170cm for 599, I am a little worried that they may be more of a beginner level ski though. For boots I see 2010 Rossignol SAS FS Ski boots for 199.95 on skis.com. I'd like to try them on but the only local store is a discount MC sports that I'm almost afraid to purchase from. I'm not opposed to buying outdated skis if they are at a good price either, in fact I'd love it if someone could give me feedback on the skis I mentioned or throw me some advice on potentially better and potentially cheaper skis.
Thanks in advance for any replies, I'll be glad to provide any more information if I've forgotten something that could be useful.