Hello everyone! I came across this forum while searching google for skis and ski reviews.
I am looking for recommendations of skis and ski length for a first-time ski owner. I have been skiing 4 times using rentals and I think that I have picked it up relatively well and can see myself improving a great deal over time. I am comfortable on blues and have gone down a few diamonds.
I'm looking for a ski that I can "grow into." I am a 130 pound male, 5'6" (although I believe I read that height does not matter, only weight). I was recommended a few skis in a local shop which are on discount now - a Nordica what appeared to be a racing ski from pictures I have seen (I don't remember the name, but it was the lowest price at $399, a nordica hotrod igniter 170cm at $450 I believe, and another nordica hotrod-like ski except with a titanium body (I forget the name) for around $550 I think.
Does anyone have any recommendations of modestly priced skis? And recommended size?