I am new to skiing (and the forum) and am debating buying my own equipment. A little bit about me...
Weight 165 lbs
- Beginner skier (comfortable on green, might be okay on blue with some more practice)
- Will probably only be skiing a handful of times/year (Southwestern Ontario, Canada) but want to avoid the lines and price to rent
- Goal is to have fun, enjoy the winter, get some exercise with my kids at a local ski resort
I have the opportunity to buy 160cm K2 Lotta Luv T:Nine (Bindings Marker MOD11.0) for $250. I was told by the seller that they are in like new condition and about 3 years old. When I googled the ski for sale it looks like the 2005-2006 model. It also looks like this is a more advanced ski than what I would need. Is this a good or bad idea?!
I also found a new pair of Nordica Fire Arrow F3 Womens Ski Boots on sale at a local sports store for $149. I believe they are last years model. Again, this seems like a more advanced boot.
I'm not sure if it is wise to buy equipment at this point or keep renting? It seems so expensive to rent ($26-$36 per day depending on time we go and for how long). I was going to jump and just buy until I started reading more articles and this forum and realized there is way more to ski equipment than I realized!!!
Thanks for any input, this seems like a very informative place and I can't wait to learn more!