This ski recommendation is for my brother
. My brother is, 5'3", ~110 pounds; 10th year skiing
- he is an advanced skier (Level 3)
. Has been riding K2 Fujatives, but they broke when a snowboarder flipped him over on a mogul. We have a modest budget (maximum of $500, ideally under $300)
-"a ski to charge every type of terrain ... wide enough to float and endure lines in the backcountry
, yet nimble ... enough to shred the park and glades[, and carve groomers for the East"
-"a quiver of one"
He is seeking a Twin Tip All-Mtn ski.
60% Park, 40% Pipe, 75% Groomers, 50% Powder, 40% Big Mountain OUT OF 500%.
|000000----| 6/10 Park
|0000------| 4/10 Pipe
|0000000( --| 7.5/10 Groomers
|00000-----| 5/10 Powder
|0000------| 4/10 Big Mountain, maybe 5/10
Ideal Specifications are: 160-170 length; 90-115 waist; wood core; durable (bombproof) sidewall construction;
fast, durable (bombproof) base; durable (bombproof) 360* Metal Edge; medium-stiff flex; ideally light.
optional tip and tail rocker for soft snow; on the whole progressive sidecut and regular camber underfoot for quicker aggressive turn initiation on hardpack snow
My Thought is: 4Frnt VCT/MSP; Armada ARV; K2 Kung Fujas; Line Blend; Moment Reno Rocker; Volkl Bridge/Alley based on the ideal specifications.
I am personally fond of K2 in general, Bluehouse MR, and Line, but would take pleasure in gathering opinions on 4FRNT, and collect accreditation on Armada, K2, Line, Moment, O3NP, Volkl, and more. Additional opinions are greatly appreciated, as well, such as Atomic, Faction, Fischer, Liberty, Rossignol, Salomon, Scott.
my mom is looking at the k2 alley. i'm looking at the 4frnt msp. both are @299.99. would love to see him on line blends but they are expensive.