Right now I'm riding on some 6+ year old Volks with boots that are way too big so this summer I figured I would piece together a decent set-up that will last me a couple years. Pretty much my riding style i cruising greens, working on my turns heading down blues, and I'm finally to the point where I can ride blacks without falling. On top of that I spend about 1/2 the day in the park just working on the basics (gotta start somewhere).
Here is what I'm thinking as of right now, open to suggestions:
Line Masterminds. I've read a lot of reviews about them and they seem like a decent all-around beginner ski. Need help on sizing though, I have no idea.
I have no idea on what bindings, Marker, Solomon, etc?
As for boots I'm thinking Full Tilt Booters. There is a pretty decent ski shop about an hour from where I live, I just haven't made it there yet to get fitted for boots.
If it helps, I live in Central NY so we rarely get deep pow days. Also I'm 5'8" and about 200 lbs. I'm not fat, just a solid dude who used to lift a lot and played football. Also I'm not really looking to spend over $1200.
Sorry for the long post, any suggestions are helpful.