My son is getting back into skiing after 7 years of snowboarding and he's asking me for advice. He is looking for something that he can live with as he transitions from beginner to intermediate. He was out on rental skis for a weekend and he's already ripping it up pretty good so I guess he may already be past the beginner stage. He doesn't want to spend a lot of his hard earned money.
He's 165 lbs., 5'10" and will be skiing 95% on hard pack, groomed trails. He is eyeing twin tips because they are cool. Who am I a to argue with a 16 year old so how about some recommendations in both the twin tip and non-twin tip category?
How about the K2 Stryker? I found a good deal on a 167cm ($399). Does that sound like the right length?