Here is yet another topic for helping a fellow skier to make a selection. To answer the key questions:
1- I will be skiing mainly in Northeast in the Maine, NH, VA VT area
2- I prefer groomed terrain for now due to my limited experience. But I am always envying skiers doing the moguls or powder, so I am hoping that I can advance to that level at some point.
3- This season I plan to do maybe 10-11 days in total.
4- I am skiing for 2 years. Initially I took a 6 day comprehensive course (~24 hours) and I did another 5-6 days of skiing on top of that. Currently I am able to do most of the blue slopes and some of the easier black ones.
5- My height is 5'8" and weight is about 140 pounds.
I already bought my ski boots (Rossignol Exalt X 70). Now I am looking for a ski/binding. I like making quick small radius turns, so I am trying to find something that can do that. One time when I rented the ski it had perhaps a problem and it was really really hard for me to carve it into snow while turning. It was a really scary experience, I fell several times trying to initiate the turn. I had to change the ski at the end. Anyways, I am trying to find something that wouldn't cause similar problems.I have a budget around $300+-$100. After doing some research I narrowed to the following to skis:
2012 Blizzard Magnum 7.6
2014 Head Rev 78
The first one is $300 and the second one is $380 at the vendor I found them at. Both have 163 cm length. Let me know which one do you think would be better for me. Ideally I want to use this for maybe 5-6 years, so it should be something that I can use right now as well as it can support my progress for several years.
If you have any other recommendations you are more than welcome.
Thanks a lot.
Mod edit: fixed VA -> VT