I'm looking for experienced advice on getting my first skis.
I'm 6'2" 200lbs. Skied 21 days last year and 9 the previous year...those were my first two real seasons.
I know the big recommendation here is to buy boots first. But I live in North Florida and the closest ski shop is in Atlanta (and the reviews are mixed about the two shops there).
There are some really good deals on skis right now online, so I'm considering buying skis first?
Thinking about the 2015 Head REV 78 or 2014 Blizzard Magnum 7.3 IQ for skis. From what I've read, those may suit my needs?
I'd like to go to a boot fitter, but there don't seem to be any on my way to Snowshoe, WV, where I plan on getting a season pass. In Jan or Feb, I may also take a short trip to Colorado.
The Nordic Cruise 80 Boots have a heat moldable bed. I "think" I rented some of these before and I liked, but I can't say for certain.
Would it be silly to buy those relying on the possibility that these are the boots I liked and that they have a heat moldable bed for customization? If you read what Nordic says about them, they are super customizable....but that may be the advertising magic talking.
I have flat feet too, so that complicates things. Actually, for any boot (or shoe for that matter), I always have to put my own footbed inside for it to be somewhat comfortable.
Just wanting some feedback. Should I get the skis now since they're on sale?
Also, should I get the Nordic Cruise or just wait until I go to Snowshoe and allow them to charge me insanely for boots? Or we do drive up through Chattanooga on the way to Snowshoe.