I'm very new to skiing but looking to purchase my first pair, I feel learning on one pair will be more beneficial than trying something different every time I go some place new. Here's my general level of experience:
On a carpet/moving carpet, I can do a lot more on there than I can on snow. I can do carving plough turns, I can do wedge christie turns, and I can do inter parallel turns with the weight shift happening and then carve both edges, with the diagonal edges, much like I see the slalom. GS, and SG racers using. I can do wedge turns on edge shifting my weight in my sleep doing the carpet slope, in a variety of radii.
My first time on snow, I couldn't find a single edge to save my life and was able to glide the entire time I was there, I was skiing on the Head Instinct Skis Mammoth rents. They never really felt like my skis. I think the most speed I picked up and was able to hold was about 10-15 mph, going down the West Sesame Street Hill. In snow plough/wedge the whole time, doing a few rotary wedge turns. I had a hard adjusting to the snow at first. Lost control doing things I'd never lost control doing before, etc...
I've only done 7 runs down Green Dot Hills at Mammoth, Sesame Street and West Sesame Street. Had one run where I went top to bottom without falling or stopping, picked up about 10-15 mph and was able to control the speed, and was able to incorporate a few plough turns.
So needless to say I was not able to translate what I can do on the carpet to the snow.
So here are my stats:
I'm Male, 5'5, Approx 200 lbs, which I am hoping to shed in the coming months. Stocky, broad shoulder build. Fischer Fuse 9 Vacuum Boots. Obviously a beginner, but I want skis that will take me into the inter level well, I'm looking at Fischer Viron Carve 2015 and Atomic ETL Plus. I am definitely still finding my way as a skier snow, and learning how to adapt skills from the carpet to the snow.
Can anyone recommend any of other pairs to look at or just suggest between the two mentioned above as well. I don't know a lot of what to look at in terms statistics and how to read between the lines of the salesman spin in the product descriptions.
Also, if any of you could give some general things to look for when I am looking at these things, I love learning the more I can about the equipment I'm using. When I played tennis, I always knew every possible number of my racquet, better than a lot of the people in stores that were selling them. So please sort of help guide me, so I can eat my whole life, as opposed to just eating tonight, using the fish analogy. I don't want to have to rely on salesmen to tell me what is best for me, I want to know what is best for me, or at least know the general idea of what I'm looking for when I go in the store or go online. So anyone willing to guide me, please do. I'm a sponge of information.
Any suggestions would be wonderful.