I recently found a good deal on a set of K2 Comanche Hawk skis. I am an advanced beginner/early intermediate skier who stays on the groomers. I thought of this as a decent 1st ski purchase, because I ski enough to warrant buying over renting all the time. I'm sure it's as good or a little better than standard rental skis. In fact, I skied a K2 Comanche (not Comanche Hawk, just Comanche) this weekend at Squaw, and it was pretty good... in fact, I seemed to have more fun than usual on those rentals compared to the Salomon rentals I usually end up getting.
Is this ski any good? Apparently, it's a discontinued model for K2 from a few years back.
I'm debating either getting this ski, or spend an extra $100-150 to get something I might use as I progress in skill (see the separate thread regarding this question - Recommendations for a less hardcore ski, leisure/recreational skier progressing in skills)