Need some help here. My dad is a great skier, been skiing for around 35 years. He's 52 now. He's definitely and expert skier, though he is slowing down and not as strong as he used to be. He currently skis on Some Salomon Scream 8p Skis (165cm) and doesn't really like them at all. He bought them cheap because they were demos and didn't have enough time the past few years to justify buying a new set. Now he has some more time and is looking to buy a new pair. He's Five Eight 175 lbs, so thinking about getting something around 169.
Anyways I'm a lot better about researching and using forums to get info about things ike this, so he asked me to find some good candidates for him.
He's looking for an all mountain ski. Loves doing tree runs and back country stuff, but also likes to hit the moguls and will do groomed runs throughout the day too. Hits powder when he can, but usually not super deep stuff. Obviously he's never going into the park. He want's something that will be stable and fun to ride, but is agile too. I'd say he does pretty = amounts of in and off the piste. I guess I would say he has an old school skiing style? Learned how to ski on the old skinnies.
So what are his options here? Budget is around $700 for the skis themselves, he wants to get something that should leave him set for a long time to come. I'm thinking rocker would be good for what he wants. Seams like there are some good sales going on right now s if possible it would be great to get them from there- doesn't have to be this years model.
What do you guys think of the 2012 K2 Kung Fujas? They're on sale for $400 at Colorado Ski and Golf, which seams like a pretty great deal.
Twin tip is fine- My brother and I are both good all mountain skiers and we're all about the same height at 5-8. So if lets say he ever did decide to get other skiis later, one of us could possibly use the ones he gets now too- in fact my dad and I have the same boot size too so depending on what boots he gets I could possibly use his skiis with a few adjustments when he doesn't go up with us. So twin tip is good- seams like a lot of all mountain skis are twin tip anyways. However, could also get directional skis to...
Thanks in advance!
Also- what would be some good bindings to get? Lightweight is good. I have the Schizo Jesters, but nto sure if the side-release is what he should be looking for for what he's doing. thought the K2 Kung Fujas have a specific mounting system for the Marker Schizos.
Edited by Muggydude - 9/5/12 at 9:57pm