First of all, let me just saw awesome site! So stoked I have found this!
OK, here’s a little background on my skiing to date – started when I was about 5 in Switzerland and lived in Crans Montana for 5 years or so, so got pretty good. Then moved back to the UK and didn’t ski for 12 years (bummer I know!!!). Started again when I was 27, but a lot changed in that time and I bought my first carving skis, so have had to ‘re-learn’ to ski a bit. Have been using them for 3 seasons solely on groomers. Cut a long story short, last year, met some awesome boarders and they got me into the boardercross and park – absolutely loved it, so much so, I rarely wandered out of those areas once discovered, though my skis, Salomon Aero GTi’s were not ideal! This year I will be heading to the slopes most weekends and have booked to go away with the boarders in Jan. I basically want to learn to do park properly (mainly jumps), whilst at the same time starting to explore some powder (again something new for me). I would say I am a pretty good skier – can handle speed and control it well. Small jumps are OK too. Never tried powder!
So, my question is, which skis? I have been doing as much research as I can and have shortlisted K2 Revivals, K2 Kung Fujas and Salomon 2012’s – but I am open to looking at others. I just can’t find a definitive answer. I know the Kung Fujas would be the best for powder, but a lot of people have said they would be a hard park ski to start on. The Revival’s seem to be a good park ski, but not sure how they will do in the powder and the Salomon’s are all new so have no real clue about them. It’s probably not the best idea to try and start two new areas of skiing with just one ski, but budget constraints mean I can’t go for a park pair and powder pair.
Any thoughts or comments would be really welcomed.