Been skiing 6 times and wanted to stop throwing away money renting and looking for a good beginner ski that can see my into intermediacy.
Just finished a level 5 ski lesson this past time and im finally parallel skiing and not making such wide carves. I still resort to a snowplough/stem turn when I'm trying to slow down quickly like if someone has fallen in front of me I will make a snowplough to slow down enough that I can make a hockey stop.
Just starting to break out of the "gotta go slow" mentality and stepping into a "gotta go fast enough to make clean turns" mentality.
29 years old
Not sure my skier type. I'd say a Level II. Not aggressive, but not pizza'ing down the slope anymore.
Ski groomed terrain but would like a wider all purpose ski in case I want to venture off the trails once I develop skills more
From my research I'd want a ski no wider than 90-100mm and 170-180cm in length with a binding DIM max of 12.
I was looking at the Atomic Nomad Smoke Ti w/ XTO 12 bindings at 171cm (biggest ski I've used so far is 165cm) $480 shipped
Looking to be around 500 for binding and ski.