41 Year old Male. 6'0. 185lbs. I was a skier from Age 10-22 (I was advanced intermediate). Then switched to 90%+ snowboarding since (advanced levels).
I am looking to get back into a skiing a bit more- will end up probably being 50/50 between skiing/boarding.
Today I have about an 8 year old set of Fischer RC4 skis in 160 that I used while helping my daughters learn to ski. While these skis are a bit fun they are way too narrow and short I think for a one ski quiver. Also have some cheap pair of boots that I also bought 8 years ago.
Although I live in upstate NY the majority of my time on the snow is in Utah and Colorado- will get in 15-20 days in West and about 5 days on East coast.
My plan is to mainly ski on days when out with the kids. Blues and some blacks, some bumps, hard/icy days (boarding on ice is awful),
Last year I rented some Volkl RTM84s and they felt great. I also tried the Rossi Experience 88 or 98- also a very nice ski.
Based on some quick forums reading it looks the the Bonfire is getting a decent amount of love. My hope is to build up a list of about 3 skis to try and pick one out this year. any suggestions would be appreciated.
I also plan on picking up a new set of boots. Need something real comfortable. I would appreciate suggestions, but fully understand that this is very user specific.
Appreciate any feedback.