I had not skied in 20 years since my early 20's where I would have ranked myself as an intermediate. Last weekend, I paid $22 for skis/boots/poles for myself, said I was a beginner, and hit the slopes with my son... Well my son loved it and 5 hours of skiing later, both my son and I have a new passion.
I had no issues at all the slopes with with the rental equipment and with current design skis, they made skiing so easy and I felt like I am a better skiier today than I was 20 years ago. Didn't touch the ground once and in great control on all the slops I hit.
- I'm researching equipment for my son and I... but me first since my son is only 9 - I'm 5"11 ~ 185lbs
- I'm interested in a twin tip all mountain ski so I can carve and play around a bit... since I'm with my son, may be skiing backwards etc. I don't need the speed so I'm considering around 171 for length - The Rossignol Experience has good reviews but the Völkl Bridge seems to stand out as a solid all round ski?
- The Nordica Transfire R2 boot looks like a good compromise between flex/stiffness?
- Bindings are a little difficult - I was looking at the Rossignol Axial 12's/Looks but based on the reviews it seems I could do better??
Am I on the right track, beyond my capabilities? Should I start over??