Have been using rentals in the past but starting to get my own gear. I now have the following:
Dalbello Scorpion SR 110 (2013) - needed a 98mm last boot for my narrow feet, wanted the kryptons but these were available for a good price. Fits me well, snug but no painful hot spots.
Fischer Motive 86 175cm (2013) - Found a good deal online. Don't have the chance to demo so I am basing my decision on what I have read online. Wanted an 85-ish ski that did well on groomers to help me improve my carving but was a bit all mountain as well in case I travel to Colorado or Oregon. I hope this isn't too much ski for me. Would the Atomic Panic have been a bettter choice?
Atomic FFG 12 bindings - The only ski shop close by only carries Atomic and Salomon. They do not have the jigs for the other brands so I would have to go with this when I go to have bindings installed. Any thoughts on detuning the skis?
I hope I am on the right track and would appreciate any feedback.