I just introduced myself the other day as a new member to the ski community. I am a long-time snowboarder who decided to convert myself to skiing recently. It was a love at first turn experience, and I'm craving more. With that, I'm forecasting what I want to buy for next season. After talking to my cousin who is an avid skier, he has thoroughly convinced me to splurge on a nice pair of boots first and foremost. I figured as much considering the same applies to snowboard boots. However, he wasn't sure at which ski to help me with.
I am a go-big from the get-go kind of person, and like to jump in without taking baby steps per-say. I got a pretty advanced board as my first board, and it was a challenge to progress on but I grew into it. The plus was I didn't have to buy a new board when I got better. That's the same principle I'd like to apply to a pair of skis. I obviously don't want to get something too far advanced where I'll be miserable, but I definitely don't want to limit myself because I'm a fast learner and don't want to feel like I have to upgrade after a season.
So, with that. I've considered a few options:
1. Rossignol Experience 88
2. Volkl Mantra
3. Atomic Nomad Blackeye TI
That's it for now. Those seem like really great all-mountain skis.
Feel free to humble me if I'm being too cocky or anything. I just get super amped for new gear and getting started on my ski progression!!!
Edited by wblack - 2/25/14 at 4:32pm