bgregoire wrote:Or...what exactly are you attempting here as a ski goal?
I guess that is the real question! What I wanted to put together was something that would meet all this:
1. Boots comfortable enough to walk some distance on snow and hard surfaces and even drive a car with them on.
2. A setup I can use right now for mostly flat trails where we go hiking. (If it ever stops raining and starts snowing!)
3. A setup I can use right now on lift served hills to learn how to make some tele turns
4. If and when I get skilled enough I would like to head off trails and find some gentle untouched hills out in the state land nearby and make some turns.
I was trying to keep each component under $100.00. That is -- skis, bindings and boots for $300 or less. My memory of using a non-plastic boot back in the early 2000's also really stuck with me. I have no real reason to not want a plastic boot. I just did not want one.