Some basic information about me:
After some time on the slopes and not wanting to rent skis any longer, I have decided to take the plunge and get myself some gear. Looking at around a $500-600 budget for skis and bindings together. Looking for something that I will be able to grow into. After looking around and doing a bit of research by searching around I have come to a few front runners (see below), but I am not tied to any of them in particular and with a proper argument, would be more than happy to look at other options.
Where in the world are you skiing?
I will be skiing in SW Michigan right now, but also looking at skiing in Northern Michigan with friends.
What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)
Have been doing mostly groomed runs, but would like the ability to venture out and try other areas.
How many days a year do you ski?
Looking at going around 10-15 times/year.
How advanced are you as a skier?
I would say that I am currently progressing into an intermediate skier.
What's your height and weight?
I am 5'8", 230 lbs
As it stands, I am between the following skis:
2012 Dynastar Legend 85
2012 K2 Recoil
The following for bindings:
Salomon STH 12
Once again, not 100% sold on any of these, just ones that I have arrived at through some independent research. Many thanks in advance for all the help/suggestions!