This winter will be my second season skiing, and man, I wish I had gotten in earlier! I rented a few times last season, enough to know that I'd rather invest in my own equipment - the thing is, I'm pretty much broke... so I've been monitoring craigslist for some deals and I was wondering if I could get a few pointers...
This week I'll be checking out 2 different pairs of boots, a set of 2005 Tecnica's (line/model unknown), and a set of 2002 Nordica F4's. From a quick google search they seem to be around the same price range - so I'm planning on going by fit/feel, as one set is size 10 and the other is 10.5 (I wear a size 10 shoe). Anything I should know before I bite on one or the other?
And as for skis - I'm 24 years old, 6'0" 160lbs. My thought was to go for something in the 165-170cm range, but there is a nice pair of 2005 Youth K2 skis (137cm) with Rossignol bindings that are on sale with the Tecnica boots. . . would it be a bad idea to just go with those? Wouldn't that give me tighter cutting/turning control as opposed to longer skis? I don't know anything about skis - what should I do?!