Hey guys, first post here...
I started skiing in January of this year. I had gone out a few times over the years, but I didn't really get into it until last winter. I went out about 8 times over the rest of the winter, and I felt like I was making pretty significant improvements each time. By the end of the winter, I was skiing down black diamonds pretty confidently.
This winter, I plan on going out a lot more, and I'm thinking about getting involved in racing. I was also thinking about taking some advanced lessons and clinics.
I bought some equipment last winter, Head Edge 9.5 boots and K2 Shockwave 163s. I'm really clueless when it comes to this stuff, but I've had my heart set on getting some better performing equipment for a few months now. The only worry I have is that I will buy something that is too advanced for me. I would like a challenge, but not to the point where the gear is significantly hampering my performance.
My plan was to get boots before the season, and then demo skis during the season. I've really been looking at either the Head Vector 120 or the Raptor 130RS for boots, and the Supershape Magnum or Titans for skis (either 163 or 170).
What do you guys think, am I way over my head?
I'm 5' 9.5", 135lb and for this winter I'll be skiing East coast at Seven Springs near Pittsburgh.