I'm new to these forums and I'm hoping to get some insight on buying some new skis.
I don't have a lot of money to blow, so I've been trawling my local classified ads for good deals. I normally rent skis, and to be honest I don't know a heck of a lot about gear. I'm 6'2", 190 lbs, and consider myself to be an intermediate skier. I'm certainly capable, but not that experienced. I'm basically looking for all mountain skis that are playful yet forgivable.
That said, I've found the following which seem to be a good deal
The Skis: Nordica Hotrod Burner 178
The bindings: Tyrolia SLD 11
Link for Specs/Image: http://skis.findthebest.com/l/356/2011-Nordica-Hot-Rod-Burner
Seller is asking for $300 (haven't negotiated yet), "excellent condition."
Do these seems like a good fit for what I'm looking for? The bindings intrigue me... they are a mounted on a rail system to allow for better flex?
I'm also looking for boots... I found what I thought would be great, but they are NTN boots. I feel ignorant as hell... I thought boots fit any binding. Now I'm confused after reading up on Telemark and NTN... I have no idea what I'm doing. I should avoid NTN and Telemark boots... right? What should I be looking for, and how do I know a boot is a good match for a ski? I'd definitely like a walking mode or whatever.
Thanks for your help.