I was living in the US (northeast area) for the past year and this season is being my first skiing. Lemme just say skiing is the coolest shit there is and I am now addicted to it. I'm looking to buy a set of skis/bindings to bring back to south america and ski in argentina (patagonia area).
Since I'm pretty new to this sport (have around 40 ski days so far, been learning pretty quick though) I'm not looking for the ultimate top-tier ultra expensive available gear (also, broke college student). Which is why I turned to these forums for advice. I understand that the boots need special investment so I'm not touching that subject online.
height 180cm (6ft I guess for US)
type 3 skier
I'm looking for the good old all-mountain skis that will prove decent on jumps, dropping average cliffs, doing soft snow turns, having decent hard snow grip, messing around at the park. A jack of all trades pretty much. I was looking at armada's all mountain designs and at the candide 2.0 but those go for over $700 new which is a little bit too much for me.
so which skis should I look at for my personal profile?
also, is it worth to buy 2nd hand skis which might be "better" when new than a brand-new lower-tier one?