Originally Posted by leopinto
a full 10-week ski season with 100+ hrs of lessons.
If you're really that committed to lessons, and are being honest about your current level, they should work. OTOH, I'm more concerned about what you weigh, since you need either weight or speed to bend a ski. They are fairly beefy, and get a bit stiffer as you flex them. You don't mention where you ski, or what conditions, but you may need to get them so short that they'll be problematic in terms of fore to aft balance, especially in crud or chop. Also these are not ice skates, if you ski in places with a lot of that. So while you should be able to make them work, they might not be optimal for your learning curve. Why not something better aimed at a lighter skier, and maybe a bit more flex? For instance, Blizzard Sonic or Magnum 7.6, Dynastar Contact Cross, Fischer Progressor 8, Salomon Tornado Ti. These will work for intermediate through advanced, and are versatile in terms of snow conditions.