So i've made myself knowledgeable on the different types of skis, skiing, and sizing issues. I'm in Wasilla AK and I am in a program that takes me to Ayeska AK 8ish times a year, and that is 90% of where my skiing would be. That said, i'm 5,10 and 180ibs (I'm a muscular kid) and figure based on my ability and height, i'll need a 175-185cm ski. Can i get you guys' expert (being a relative term) opinions on these used skis? I am really leaning toward the Volant Machete Souls. Also, i given i only ski 8-10 times a year, is it worth it to buy? What are the pros/cons of buying vs renting? And I can't afford more than $250 on the gear. Not including clothing.