I am a low intermediate skier who is looking to really improve my skills over the next 2 or 3 seasons. I'd like to purchase rather than to keep on renting. While I'd prefer to "buy up" to the next level of skis so I do not outgrow them as I improve, I also don't want to buy something completely outside of my skill range. Hopefully you guys can point me in the right direction. I already have my own boots that I got fitted a couple of season ago.
I am looking to buy skis from past seasons to save some money. <$350 ideally.
- Skill level: Low intermediate (I ski blues out west and easy blacks/blues on the East Coast).
- Terrain: On-piste groomers, mostly east coast but occasionally out west. Icy conditions at times.
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 160-165
I'm considering puchasing these two skis and wanted to get a sense of if either one is a terrible idea based on what I outlined above:
Would like to find a balance between a ski that will keep up as I get better but also don't want to risk unnecessary injury due to getting something too advanced. I am thinking 170ish cm and 75-80ish mm width.
Thank you for your advice.