I'm male, 5'11, 175lbs, was an intermediate to advanced skier when I was (much) younger and just picked up skiing again last year with my sons (age 7 and 8) - man, have skis changed. We're planning to make skiing a staple of our winter activities and I'm looking for some skis in the mid price range that I can own for several seasons while advancing my skills and chasing them around the slopes. I tried on a ton of boots and the ones I kept coming back to (and now own) are the Tecnica Cochise.
Again, we'll be skiing almost completely on the east coast - will probably rent the skis (not boots) if we go out west.
While learning about the new ski designs I've come across a few that I'm looking at currently - Nordica Avenger 82 Evo, Volkl RTM 73, Rossignol Experience 83 and Rossignol Experience 74.
I'm just having a hard time pulling the trigger...would love additional thoughts/insights from those more experienced and totally open to new recommendations - thanks!