I just caught the bug. I live in Madison, Wisconsin. Never went skiing until two weeks ago. Took my young kids to have some winter fun and we all loved it. We have gone 4 times in the last two weeks. I don't want to keep spending for rentals and am looking for budget options to get me through the next season or two. We ski locally on groomed stuff. Short runs and I am just starting to mess around on the less steep blue runs and not really skiing parallel (but getting there).
I am 6'7" and 230 pounds. Athletic build - I am a cyclist.
I found the 2012 Volkl RTM 73 online very cheap. And I am looking at the Tyrolia LD12 binding (78mm) (one of the few bindings i could find with a higher DIN and narrow brakes).
Questions: Any reason these would not be good choices? And, is there an advantage to having bindings installed with a plate or would I just want it mounted flat. Any other things I need to know when I take the skis in to the shop for mounting?
All this is very new to me and I don't know any skiers, so thanks for any help.