Hey all, was looking to buy my first set of skis and stumbled upon this site.
I've been skiing for about 6 years and have been going about 5 times a year (so beginner-intermediate), and decided it's time to stop renting and to invest in a set of my own.
I'm male, 180cm (5"10) and 155lbs.
I usually ski on blues and some single blacks occasionally, and do go on some moguls from time to time.
I tend to be a lazy, laid-back kind of skier, and usually go at moderate speeds.
After extensively searching through the forums, I've settled on either Elan, Head, or Rossignol.
Being a student, I found a nice budget set of Elan E-flex 4 w/bindings for about $350+ shipping
So a few things:
- Anyone have experience with these skis before? I've search for hours and haven't found any comprehensive reviews on this set
- Any suggestions for other beginner skis would be great, as long as they are relatively inexpensive ($200-$500)
- I will be sharing the set with my brother (same height, but he has about 40lbs on me), so any advice on that would also be helpful
- Any other advice for beginner skiing in general (i.e. ski length, boots etc.)
I am aware that I need a good set of boots first, and will be visiting a boot fitter in the near future.