yup. dont even bother spending the money on the skis. plan on spending a GOOD amount of time at a couple different shops trying on boots. Dalbello makes a ton of reallllly good boots, and they are priced very well. the krypton series is very well liked. a less expensive, wider fitting boot would be the rave or proton series, it all depends on your foot. Salomons tend to fit well, but also tend to be a lil more money (i still like dalbellos alot more tho). other really good brands id check out are Nordica, Head, and Lange. Personally, id recommend staying away from technica, as i feel they just dont work very well. the flex in all thier boots is linear, with a hard stop-block. it equals bad shinbang.
as for skis, id save some money, and go with something like a silencer. its a very fun little ski, last years can be had dirt cheap, and they are imo more fun than PEs, which tend to be heavier. also, if your interested, i could hook you up with a literally brand new pair of 177 4frnt STLs from last season (skied once or twice, but literally no damage whatsoever, looks and feels brand new), with Salomon z12tis. PM if your interested in that deal. the STL is an incredibly fun and lively ski, really light, and they charge hard everywhere, park to all mountain. for what your looking to spend on PEs, you could have a full pkg thats way better.
as for bindings, id strongly recommend getting on ebay and snatching up a pair of older look/rossignol P10/P12 binders. they are much nicer than the new PXs, and can be had cheap. salomons are usually a pretty good choice, tyrolias are ok. the onese to stay away from are Markers. the Jester and Duke are nasty, but the regular ones suck dick.
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