I've got an equipment question for a ski noob.
I'm 28 years old and just got off the mountain for my first day of skiing in my life. I truly enjoyed it and feel like I picked it up relatively fast. Going out tomorrow for a second day of fun in the snow.
Today I rented equipment to see if I would enjoy it enough to pursue purchasing equipment of my own. Well I did enjoy it and I've been looking online thinking I could get a pretty decent end of the season deal. I found the Fischer Motive 88's on the level nine sports site for, at least what I think is a good deal. My question is are these skis going to be too advanced for a beginner, or does it not make that much of a difference? Typically I hate buying something twice, so if these are skis I can grow into without having to purchase a beginner model now, that would be preferred (I also hate renting anything when I could put the money towards owning). Would these skis suit my needs? I would pretty much only be using them for east coast skiing.
My next question is in regards to size. My instructor today had me on a shorter set of skis as he said they would be easier to control to start off. I'm 6'4" and weigh 185. Most of the online ski size calculators suggest 180 - 200cm skis (I'm thinking the shorter size given my level of expertise, or lack there of). My instructor suggested I get with something in the 170 - 175 range (the motive 88's come in 176 so I thought that might be a decent option). If I go with 176's am I going to be kicking myself later wishing for a longer ski or would those suit me fine for a while? I'm certainly ok with upgrading skis at some point in the future, I'm just trying to avoid buying something now, then wanting something completely different come next winter.
Thanks in advanced for any suggestions.