I'm currently in high school, and have been skiing since I was 4 (my parents have deposited me in ski school every time until recently, and even now I take lessons some days). In 2004, I got new Head skis for New Year's (my family is Russian)-I just dug them out and saw that they are C100s. The same year, I went to Canada (Mt. Ste. Anne) for skiing and was comfortably doing moguled double blacks (well, there was one that I particularly liked, the rest were horrifically icy at the time, and I'm only now getting un-un-comfortable on ice), so I'm probably somewhere between intermediate and advanced, if I understand the levels correctly from what little I've heard. Now, the question: I've been using used boots from a used-sporting-goods store with a focus on ski stuff for as long as I've been skiing. Would getting better (not best) boots be worth it, considering the ones I get this year are probably the last pair I grow out of, or even the first I don't? I noticed a pretty big difference when I switched from $50 used skis to $200 new ones, I don't know if the same would be true for boots. Also, my skis at this point are up to my chin, and I should only grow somewhere between 2-4 more inches between now and 21, according to my doctor. I'm thinking now may be a good time to get new/better skis as well. So, does anyone have any advice? Thanks.
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10/27/06 at 12:59pm