I am 40 and grew up in Europe and spent a lot of time in the Alps. So I consider myself a good skier. I learned things the "old fashioned" way on long skinny skis, have rather aggresive technique and like to maintain full controll at all times.
Unfortunately, over the last few years I did not get in a lot of skiing at all. My gear is still from the 90s and needs replacement (205 Fischer RC4 and Koflach boots that are high and very stiff).
So, coincidentally, I ran into a sale last weekend and spontaneously picked up a pair of like-new RC4 Worldcup RC with a brand-new binding for $250. Seemed like a good deal. I am 6'1" and they came in 185cm. Seemed ok given that "modern" skis are obviously shorter and wider these days.
Here are my questions:
1. Did I do the right thing with picking up those skis? Lengthwise? Are Fischers still considered "stiff" and appropriate for aggressive technique (i.e lots of conscious weight shifting, lots of pressure towards the tips...)?
2. What boots are the best choice now? I tried on a few pairs last week and all of them seemed too soft and not high enough (I think I tried mostly Dalbellos, never heard of them before).