im looking to buy new skis, but for under $300. i have been looking at afterbangs and nine lifes because i can get either one for cheap. i am 5'10, 165 lbs and ski all park. probably around 50/50 rails and jumps. i want to know which is gonna be a better park ski, last longer, and hold up better. ive seen both skis in situations where they've gotten thrashed up but also see stories on how good they were to some people.
i would get the afterbangs in a 177, or the nine lifes in probably a 172.
+k for help.