Hello all! Considering a first time purchase of gear and was hoping to get some advice from those who know more than I.
I’ve always skied on with rented gear but am hoping to ski more in the coming months (and years, seeing as ski season is coming to a close in my region). For someone who is a pretty decent skier I know embarrassingly little about gear, though.
I saw a pair of Rossingol Sassy 7’s (160) with Rossignol Axiom bindings advertised in a local group – they are described as 119/92/110 mm , powder turn rocker (60% powder, 30% groomed). They are selling for $300 and are said to be in great condition.
Considering buying them and pairing with a pair of boots from REI. (below I've listed boots I’m considering and planning on having someone at the store help me find a good fit – I am usually a 27 when I rent, so I assume I’ll be a 26.5 or 27.5 and get a medium stiffness boot). Hoping to not spend more than $300.
-Dalbello Luna 80
-Full Tilt Mary Jane Ski Boot
-Dalbello Kyra 85
-Salomon x Pro X80
-Atomic Hawx 2.0 90
-Nordica Belle h3 w
I am 5”7, weigh 160 lbs., and am a pretty solid intermediate skier. I’ve been skiing for about sixteen years, although I’ve never spent more than 10 days on the slopes per season and mostly stay on groomed blue (and some black) runs. I am looking to improve as a skier and become more confident with my abilities in the next few years, and plan on purchasing a season pass next year to a local mountain.
A couple of questions:
-Should I wait to invest in a pair of skis, or does it make sense to purchase a good quality pair of used skis w/ new boots?
-Could these bindings (which I assume were mounted for someone else’s boots) be adjusted easily to fit a new pair of boots? Do I have to go with something of the same brand?
-Are there any questions I should be asking the owner when purchasing new skis?
-Are all-mountain skis the way to go?
Thanks so much for your help and advice, here!