Here are the two options I've seen so far, but please suggest any others if I'm on the wrong track...I'm open to ANY ideas.
1) Level 9 Sports
Skis - http://www.levelninesports.com/head-xenon-railflex-skis-156cm-p-5072.html - $90
Bindings - Raliflex 10 - $85
Boots - http://www.levelninesports.com/roxa-cruise-mens-ski-boots-black-wintuition-liners-285-p-6845.html - $150
TOTAL: Skis/bindings, boots, poles, bag, shipping: $390
2) Local Store (Alpine Ski Shop)
Skis: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180426531105 (eaxctly like these) - $386 with bindings
Boots: $150..cant remember the name, 40/50 Flex
TOTAL: Skis/bindings, boots, poles, tax - $500
I'm 5'8", 155lbs, and consider myself an advanced beginner/lower intermediate (but i could be off in that assessment)...I can ski the east coast blues with ease, but avoid the blacks thus far...though I do like to go fast and cut left and right pretty easily.
Now I'm also hoping to get something better than the average rental...so if this isn't that then let me know, and/or point me in right direction where I can find better than rental for ~$400ish
Thanks for any input!
Edited by synapse88 - 11/24/09 at 6:20pm