I'm a relative newbie on the slopes having just picked up skiing last season after about 13 since first skiing (and at that time only a few days). I've progressed nicely in my 20 or so days up, confidently skiing most blue runs if they aren't too icey, and now think it might be a good time for new skis. I'm about 6'0 and 200 lbs.
I purchased some very inexpensive skis and boots last season preferring that to having to always rent. I've already replaced my boots for something better fitting (Nordica Sportmachine 12) and am considering new skis too.
I am on a pair of Rossi Axium STX skis 162cm length. Would I benefit from moving up to a better ski that can grow with me as I continue to improve or are these good enough for now? I have my eye on an `08 Nordica Hot Rod Overdrive that seems to be a good all mountain intermediate ski, and there are a few other comparible models I'm considering as well. But will I notice a difference? Will it help or hinder at this stage? It's a small investment but I only want to make it if it makes sense and will help me progress and improve. Any advice is greatly appreciated.