I have never bought a pair of skis before and have always used rentals as I did not ski on a consistent basis. I'm now, however, going to for the next few years and want to buy a pair of skis. I ski mainly east coast and am 5ft7in and weigh 155 pounds. I am a level 7-8 skiier and im looking to improve.
I've been doing some research and have narrowed it down to either the Blizzard Magnum 8.7 or 8.1 or the Volkl AC30. Does anybody have any recommendations as to which is a better fit for me and what length (thinking 165/163) is good. Also would appreciate if you could also throw in good boot recommendations. Thanks.