I'm posting this on behalf of my friend who is a snowboarder and not on NS:
He is just getting into skiing and picking it up pretty fast. Looking for an all mountain ski that is fun and playful. He is progressing fast so want something that will keep up with him as he gets better. Right now just carving on groomers but will get into park eventually.
Read thru the forums, and have been looking at combo all-mountain/park skis like the K2 Recoils, Line Chronic, K2 Kung Fujas...Price range is less than $500 (looking at sales/deals).
Also size recommendations would be great. He's 5'9" 155lbs, size 26.5 boot.
I'm sure there are tons of skis that will fit his needs, but any advice or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.