Would like some opinions on some used skis I'm considering buying.
I'm 25, 6'1'' and a fit 175lb. I ski a couple times a year here in the east (Snowshoe Mtn, WV) but would like to start skiing more, I always stick to trails and I carve pretty well. Greens here are easy, blues are fun, and I hit the occasional black with hesitation (once I get reacquainted with the high speeds on the first black run of the year, I handle them better).
I already have a pair of properly fitted boots that I love. I just thought I could buy some used skis to save on rental cost because I don't ski enough to REALLY notice the difference in technology, as long as they feel solid and hold steady on turns and at moderate-high(ish) speeds.
I was interested in buying some used gear to save on rental cost over time. After spending some time digging and researching, I've narrowed my possibilities to three sets:
Elan X-Carve 5.0, 178cm
Rossignol Zenith Z1, 178cm
K2 Escape 2500, 167cm
Each would cost $100-120. They were all bought new, and used only a handful of times by the current owner.
Various ski length charts have recommended from 160cm to 190cm, but I don't believe I should go beyond 178cm, if that.