I'm a 30 year old guy who just got into skiing last year. Ski locally in Indiana at our local man-made locations and did take a trip out to Breck last winter where I learned everything I know so far. Ski mostly greens and finally progressing to blues.
A friend of mine sold me his old K2 Mammoth Mountain (2011) skis w/bindings for less than $40 as I was getting tired of paying $30 to rent each visit, and I already had purchased boots at Surefoot when I was in breck, as I was having some problems with the rentals out there.
My question is, it seems like the skis are giving me more problems than they are helping, as they are much more difficult to turn in than the rental gear I have used, and the speed is very inconsistent, even after having them tuned and hand waxed by the shop at our local facility (which cost more than the skis).
I'm not an expert at all obviously, so just looking for a recommendation of a relatively inexpensive upgrade to the skis/bindings I have that would work for someone like me that usually skis out east on man-made snow, but occasionally travels out west, but sticks to the green/blue runs.
I appreciate any help people can provide.