I have been a renter my whole life and am looking to buy a decent pair of skis. I'd say I am somewhere around a 6-7. Fine on all blues. OK on most blacks, although more cautious. I don't rip off-piste (but I wouldn't rule it out in the future). I am 6 feet, 185 pounds and just looking for a good all mountain ski, but I don't want to spend a ton of money. I ski pretty much New England exclusively, not too much powder, just groomed trails.