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Newbie help with skis.
How are your boots? I would look at spending money their first but if you already have good boots than what you're looking for in skis is fairly easy. Their are a lot of good skis in the 75mm to 85mm waist that would fit your needs. K2, Volkl, Nordica, etc., all make decent skis. Best place to start looking is Ski or Skiing Mag web site and use their ski selector to start your search.
Thanks Bob4snow, I have some Salomon Xwave 880 boots. After much reading on here I think I have narrowed my choice to either some Fischer rx8 or rx6. Y'all give me some opinions and what size I should go with. I know some say the rx8 may be too much ski for me but I have read where some people say you'll grow into it? Please help.
FYI, I made the same mistake when I was learning (started skiing at 30). I purchased to much ski and it really hurt my progression. When I finally got smart, I purchased a K2-9500, a significant step down from the Solomon's I was skiing, I had a great time and my skiing progressed significantly. Today my primary ski is a Volkl Mantra. Some say it's stiff but I love it in all conditions.