I'm looking for some advice on what gear to get..
I would categorize myself as an intermediate skier. I'm pretty comfortable on blues and blacks but definitely need to work on improving my technique. I haven't skied all that much in recent years..maybe 3-4 times per year for the last 3 years. I'm looking to get in much more time this year and really take the next step. I'll be mostly skiing in local east coast mountains this winter, though I'm sure I'll be taking a few trips out west to CO and tahoe.
so...to the gear
I've been skiing rentals for the past few years and have decided to get some gear of my own this year. I really want something that will stay with me as I advance without being too "advanced" such that it'll hinder my development. After talking to a few people and researching online, i'm leaning towards the Rossi Experience 83 168cm and Atomic Hawx 100. I'd love to get your thoughts on how appropriate or not appropriates these might be for me.
Also, I'm 5'8", 150-160 lbs.