I'm trying to find a set of inexpensive backcountry skis. Male 130lbs 5'7" in New Hampshire. Looking for less than $600 with bindings (lightweight frame type probably), which is about $300 alone for the skis. A little challenging. I found two so far that I'm interested in:
I want around 100 underfoot, easier to turn, lightweight. The fischer looks like and may be a little better, the Head, not so much, I can't find much info about it. Since I don't weigh much, and kind of weak but a strong skier, lightweight is important. For this reason I was interested in tech type bindings, but I read a guide somewhere that those might not be best for beginners at touring. L9 Sports has a selection for bindings but none of the AT types are within my price range. I'll have to look elsewhere. With frame bindings I'll have the option to use my alpine boots to start out (right?), which may be ok for a while, they're a soft flex anyway.
The fischer have precut skins available, but they're the scale type. Are those even good?
Edited by nemesis256 - 2/25/16 at 12:53pm