Great forum and website. I really appreciate all of the great information here.
I've been skiing for two years, and this year I have a season pass to Loon Mountain, Sunday River, and Sugarloaf (All in New England)...so I plan to go skiing a lot more than I usually do. By a lot I mean every weekend January through March, so maybe 13-14 times. So this year I would like to buy instead of rent. I have already bought my boots (Saloman X Pro 80), so now it's time for skis.
I think the best way to describe my current ski level is beginner-intermediate, but I am working hard to advance my skills. If possible, I don't want a ski thats beyond my ability to control, but also I don't want one thats going to limit me once I become better.I think an all mountain ski would work well because I am on groomers the majority of the time, but I would like to start spending more time in the trees. I am 6'1" and 145 pounds. Yes, very lanky.
Would these skis work in 170? http://www.evo.com/outlet/ski-packages/blizzard-magnum-76-iq-skis-ipt-12-demo-bindings-used.aspx
I am aware they are used, but evo lists them as value which means they should still be completely functional. I can have them tuned and waxed by my local shop if they're the right ski for me.
My local shop is also selling this package: http://www.skis.com/Atomic-Nomad-Smoke-Skis-with-XTO-10-Bindings-2015/360570P,default,pd.html
Is that any good for me?
What are your thoughts on buying from a used sports equipment store, like Play-It-Again Sports?