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^ wrenegades sound sick, or some k2 seths... def check out some prophet 100's or some line blends, i've seen tons of old timers rock those two models smiling from ear to ear. really stable and versatile skis, and if he wants something skinnier he might wanna look at prophet 90 or the chronic kryptonite even... all of these skis are killer allmt planks.
Yeah since your dad is an aggressive skier and used to skiing on race skis, i would definately reccomend a ski with metal laminates, or atleast a fairly stiff ski. Most race skis are made with titanium or ti-alloys, for stability and you can really 'load' the ti skis up.
Volkl mantra would be a really good choice, has dual ti laminates. (Nordica makes the supercharger enforcer, which is a really similar ski to the mantra, but usually will sell for less) Line prophet 90 or 100 would be decent as well, with the single metal laminate. I've got some Atomic Crimson Ti, as a teaching ski, and i love ripping on them. I haven't been able to find the speed limit yet (i got over 100km/h at lake louise, according to the garmin haha) and they actually ski really nice in the powder (for being 86mm waist), nice and soft in the tip=floaty. My dad is about 200lbs and an aggressive skier as well, he skis on the Nordica Hellcats and loves them. They have a titanium mesh laminate, so you get the torsional rigidity with less weight, and they're 90mm in the waist
depending on how much your father rides pow I would either get profet 90s or 100s from Line.
Personally my brother likes the Profet 90s the best out of the two since he feels he has alot more control carving on regular pistes.
good luck ;)
he can ski it as hard as he wants on groomers and it still has the width for the loose snow and pow. tested this ski last year and it's a shitload of fun.
They have the sickest turn radius for a ski that wide underfoot.... it's like 14m or something, pretty close to a GS ski anyway! They are super easy to ski all mountain and when the fat stuff comes they are the best ski's on the planet - no question.
prophet 90 or 100
maybe line motherships, stiff like race skis