Hi all, I'm new to be he site and I understand these types of topics are in abundance so I apologize for that. I have been researching a ton over the past week.
By background is that I've been skiing for 3 years now and am ready to purchase my first set of skis.
I'll mostly be on Midwest hills with an occasional trip out to CO.
As far as skill, I am realistic and would say I'm at the intermediate level. I'm quite comfortable on the blue runs and am ready to step up in difficulty to some black runs this season.
I am 6'3 and about 210lbs so I was looking at something in the ~180cm length and mid 80s or so in width.
I would like to get something in the all-mountain category. A couple skis I've looks at are the Rossignol Experience 88 and the Head Rev series (either 85 or 90). Also someone suggested to me to check out the Rossi Sin 7 but those seem to be a bit wide given my typical skiing conditions. I'm definitely open to any other skis. Unfortunately, given my location in STL, demo days are hard to come by so I can't really rely on those.
I realize that they cost money but I'm not really looking to spend $800 on some skis (ill be looking at 2014 models, old demos/used etc). Also some quick recommendations on some cheaper but quality boots as well would be great. I won't be skiing 50 days a season like id wish so I don't need to spend a ton of money but I don't want junk either. I'd just like to get my own so I can become familiar with them and progress like id like to.
Thanks for reading and the help.