Ive been reading the forum a bit and am trying to figure out what skis i need.
Here is my story: I am a beginner skier as i have only done one true ski day lol. However, i have athletic background as i play pretty much every sport reasonably well. Ive been a soccer player all my life, i use scate/rolleblade. I ride motorcycles and bicycles. My first day was done at the Hunter Mtn in NY ( 2 hrs from NYC). I am a 6'2'' young male and 165lb naked (175? geared).
When i went to Hunter Mtn, i rented the equipment there. I was given 130cm Ross skis. I spent all day in the "learning center" section (if any of you are familiar with it). At first i was in the middle slope (the easiest one) but quickly i for bored with it. I learned how to make quick turns and abrupt stops to the point where I'm spraying snow when i do it. I soon started going down the most left slope (when facing up hill). THis is their most "intense" slope in the learning center but is still considered green and intermediate. I got very comfortable with that slope and found myself looking for higher humps where i can pick up more speed as i felt in control. Also, throughout that day i wiped out only once. The snow was pretty packed and the temp was around 36" F.
So here is my Q: I am looking for a set of skis that would bring be the most enjoyment. In retrospect I realize that the skis i was given were way too shots for me (130cm), so maybe thats why i was so good on my first day. I am looking for skis to ski on packed snow. I also need something used so that i can sell it in case i "grow" out of them.
Sorry for the long post, and help is appreciated.