First post here... I'm slightly new to the skiing world as I was raised back in Brazil but the past two years I lived abroad and went skiing in every opportunity. I dedicated myself a lot on the slopes and out of it reading forums, books and watching videos and I would say that I'm finishing to move from intermediate to advanced level according to criteriums I've seen so far.
I'll move to California in end of January and will be skiing mostly in Lake tahoe resorts. I think it's time to buy my own gear set. I'll start going to a good boot fitter but will need to make a decision on the skis.
What has been more fascinating in my last tries was to explore off-piste areas, a nice powder and will also try some AT skiing this season, but I still want to be able to master other areas as to perform good long carving turns and also nail moguls.
That said, my goal is to get an all-mountain ski giving preference towards freeride runs. Some might say that all mountain skis are skis that perform equally bad everywhere, but do I have an alternative here? Should I just keep renting equipement for one more season?
I've nailed down to the Line Prophet and the Nordica Steadfast, both 90 on the waist. My height is 177cm (5'10'') and my weight is 182lbs, I'm thinking about 178-9cm models to get quick turns easier and trying to keep the waist at 90 to don't compromise the carving too much.
Also, if you want to sell a good used gear set matching what I need I would be interested.
I'll be glad to hear your advices :). Thank you in advance.