I'm new to the forum, but not the sport. I've been boarding for 15 years and skied for 8. I'm looking to purchase my dad a new set of skis this year. He has taken me to ski resorts throughout the world since I was three years old, and I figured getting him a nice new set of skis is the least that I can do. I'm not too familiar with the new ski technology, but I know almost everything about boards and I would think that the two would be similar.
Here's a little bit about him:
-Advanced skier, he's been on the slopes for 50 years.
-Bombs down every run, he literally makes everyone on the mountain look inexperienced.
-Skis aggressively down every slope.
-Loves to carve and tuck/ride flat. His current skis (Old Rossi's from the 90's) hold a nice edge, but chatter whenever he isn't on edge.
-His form is always perfect. It's almost as if he is never off his game...
-6' tall. 200 lbs.
I know technologies have changed so much over the years. I would assume that a set of skis that are stiff, relatively wide, and have a large sidecut would match what he needs. He never really found anything at demos that exceeded his expectations.
A few skis that a local shop recommended were K2 AMP Shockwaves and K2 amp Chargers. They seemed a bit biased towards K2, so I'm sure that they must be getting a deal on them. Are these quality skis that will fit his style of skiing? Are there any other models I should be looking at for him?
Also, what do you guys suggest in regards to bindings? I was told that Knee made some of the safest, highest quality bindings out there, but I haven't really looked into them yet.
Any help would be appreciated.