So, I've been skiing my Volkl Vectris Carvers for about 14 years now (with a few years off while I was in the military). I'm thinking it's high time I got some new skis. I'm wondering what everyone's opinions are about buying used skis. I've got my eye on a pair of barely used Volkl Kendos fitted with Marker Griffon bindings (binding will need to be remounted to fit my boots). Would these be a good step up, and is there anything I should look for when buying used?
I'm 6'3", 230 lbs.,
skiing East Coast,
mainly groomers with some off-piste when able,
Prefer blacks, avoid moguls whenever possible
like to vary my runs between carving nice lines and getting up on the speedometer (controlled, but aggressive)
My wife is starting to get into the sport, so much of my skiing in the immediate future will be slower, but I don't want to limit myself when she decides she wants to take a break and I can break off for some runs on my own.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts. I'm buying used because with two children I can't really justify dropping the coin on brand new stuff.