Hi All, I have read through the threads and, annoying as this is, all of the "one quiver East Coast advice" seems to miss the mark for me. Either the writers are 15 and want to be in the pipe or they are intermediate or casual skiers.
I am a 43 year old, 5'10", 195lb, aggressive telemark skier. I grew up on alpine gear at Bromley, Stratton, and Catamount. I have lived in the West for the past 25 years and have been a telemarker ever since I moved West. I am now back in the Berkshires and looking for a good, aggressive, all-mountain ski. If possible, I would like to be able to use this both East and West...but I can always fall back on my tele gear. I have looked at the Mantra and skied it last year....it was a great ride. Any thoughts? Of course, I am also going to need some boots. So thoughts on skis, bindings and boots are all welcome.