As a skier last season I was progressing into the park more and loving it, but still got a long way to go. So I want a ski thats around 50% park/50% all mountain (especially for a little powder in Japan but still okay on groomers in Oz). In the park i've got more of a jumps focus and probably wont be hitting any/many metal rails, mostly just long/down boxes.
Here's what i've found/come up with so far with their total costs (including shipping and mounting bindings at a local store):
1. '10 K2 Kung Fujas with Marker Griffon Schizos~$660
-more of a 'does everything' ski, i've heard/read about durability issues tho and i'd have to get it through a parcel forwarding service
2. '10 Volkl Walls with Marker Griffon bindings (not the schizos) ~$600
-heard its a solid ski, durable and stiffer, but I wouldnt know where to mount it. +3? from sierrasnowboard.com
3. '10 Volkl Ledges with Dynastar PX12s or Salomon Z12 TI's ~$550
-heard its a softer park ski, not so good on groomers? from rei.com
Over to you guys, whataya think and any other suggestions?
and thanks in advance for all your help/suggestions/thoughts =)