I am a freshman in college and I have been snowboarding since 3rd grade. Two seasons ago I suffered a broken pelvis and I needed surgery (6 screws and a plate) to fix it. I am completely comfortable on the mountain, able to snowboard goofy and regular and I'm no longer really into freestyle and I really want to try skiing.
I am going to rent my first season of skis just to try it out and I have a few questions. When I go in to get my rentals, is there anything I should ask for specifically? How should the boots feel when I put them on? I know the staff will answer my questions when I'm there, but I want to go in with a bit of background knowledge.
If I ski at the same mountain I have been snowboarding at for the past 10 years, and go about 8 times this season, how far should I expect to progress?
I'm really excited to try out skiing, I love the way a good skier flows down the mountain and I like the challenge of learning a new sport. Any insight is greatly appreciated.
Edit: Also, when looking at skis online I get a range of numbers. Let me see if I have this right, Length is obvious, tip to tail. Radius is harder for me to explain but a bigger radius means the ski will naturally make longer turns? And the sidecut is listed as tip-waist-tail? In mm right? Thanks =)