So my friend is switching from snowboarding to skiing this year. He was an awesome all around snowboarder but only intermediate at park and has a background with skiing. He is about 6'2" and looking for a good all mountain ski but he wants to learn park this year. What would be good?
his friend wants a ski that can be kinda all mountainish and his friend used to snowboard so the sir francis bacon would be the best ski cause it built for park but way fat and rides like a snowboard Eric pollard says. the el rays aren't really good though thats a good point, he could also get line anthems those are a good ski fro park but fat enough for out of park
ARMADA and 4FRNT are the only true hard core ski companies, so you should buy their skis.
K2 Publics (or Silencers, if you want something cheaper) If you can find a pair, last year's volkl Karmas, those are sick all mountain skis and good in the park. Way better than PEs imo. Line Chronics may be worth looking at, Armada ar6 or El Reys.
depends where you are and if any pow will be involved but I would suggest these as average conditions all mountain skis
K2 PE Salomon Foil Armada AR6 Line Anthem Surface Watch Life
A few of these are more park related because you said he wants to focus on the park. All those skis will rip the park and hold up decently all over the mountain. If your looking for more all mountain performance I would go with the PE or Foil