I'm male, 5' 9" 170lbs. First full year of skiing, had 2 lessons last season and skiied 5 times this season. I would consider myself as beginner intermediate, feel comfortable at blue slop. Ski only in northeast US, 90% on groomed (planning to Colorado this winter )
I have been doing research about ski that will be suitable for me and my skill level. I always rent ski at the ski resort. The size they gave me is 152cm. I think according to my height and weight I would go for 160cm. Do you think it is too short for me size? I have a budget about $500. I already got a ski boot which is Head Adapt Edge 90. It is really fit me nicely because I have a wide forefeet.
What I am considering right now is
1. Elan Amphibo 76 160cm (My favorite) I haven't ski with this before
2. Ros Experience 78(I guess)
3. K2 AMP
4. Atomic smoke Ti
I like the feature and technology of Elan amphibio the most. Do you think it will be too much for me according to my skill?
Do you have any recommendation? I would like a brand new ski. Should I wait until the new 2015 ski comes out and buy 2014 model, would it save me money? If so , when is the best time?