Before someone goes again and tells me to search... I've done some research but the information I gathered wasn't enough to answer some personal questions. I would like some personal answers.
First I am on a budget - somewhere around the ballpark of $300, but will stretch if must. I will probably be looking into some used stuff on the internet(eBay) where it's the cheapest since I can get skis from a few seasons ago. Somethings you might need to know about me before determining what skis would suit me best; I weigh somewhere between 135-140LBS and my height is 5'8"/5'9". My ability to ski is newbie status. I ski greens quite comfortably on greens, but can definitely still stay on there to improve and work on techniques. The last time I skied blues at Whiteface I was having a lot of trouble. I'm hoping these skis will last me till the time I can ski extremely comfortably on blue runs, yet give me a start on greens and really easy blues right now. So, I would like to know the length. From what I've read this is actually quite controversial. Last time I went skiing, my friend was about the same height and weight as me, but his skis were much longer or shorter. That may have been one of the factoring problems for me. Also any brand or type of skis I should specifically be looking into? I've rented skis alone for $35 already. Will be skiing twice this week that's $100 on renting already. I should buy skis soon.
Thanks In Advance
Would also like to include that I'm 18. I've started skiing two years ago? But it was like twice each year, all on bunny slopes, or greens. Will be skiing in the east, mostly groomed, some ungroomed? I'm not too sure. Depends on the mountain? Also not looking to take it to the terrain park, mostly focus on turning, carving, etc.
Edited by perpdartNY - 12/22/10 at 7:23pm