As most of you know, I'm a pretty avid Snowboarder. But before I picked up a board (over 23 years ago! )... I used to ski. For ~10 years.
Of course, all my old ski gear is long gone... but... I demo'd some skis / boots a few years ago at Jackson. It was good to know that I still have some skills on 2 planks . This was when shaped skis were all the rage. I hated them. And the boots? Fugheddaboutit!! They were horrible (of course, they were rentals and there's no way they the right boots for my feet).
Anyways... I'm starting to get an itch for skiing again. I'll never give up riding, but I was thinking about investing in a decent set of ski boots so, if I ever feel like skiing for a day.. at least I'll have my own boots and then I can just demo some skis. And if I ever found a pair of skis that I really liked.. maybe I'd look to pick up something sometime in the future.
I'm not looking to drop $1,000 on boots... but maybe.. something for a few hundo could work. Nothing fancy. Just a decent pair that I can have fitted to MY feet so at least I'll know I have comfy boots.
Now... I understand that nobody can really recommend a particular boot since we all have different feet. But any suggestions on what I should look for in a boot? 3-buckle? 4-buckle? Flex? Cant-settings?
Anything I should avoid? Useless bells and whistles?
I'd likely ski on any terrain where I can ride. So... all mountain. Nothing too stiff (I'm no racer boy), but I'd like some control of my skis.
Any suggestions on a decent place to shop in NYC / NJ area?
Any thoughts / suggestions / comments are MUCH appreciated!!