I'm about 5'9" 135 lbs and i ski almost 100% park. the only time i don't ski park is when it snows and i duck into the woods, but this is not a priority. next season will by my 3rd year in park, but i'm ready to progress quickly. I ski about 30 days a year in killington in vermont, but i do plan on going to camp next summer (most likely in whistler). I'm looking for the ski to be able to stay under me when i don't land perfectly on large jumps, and still be playful enough to butter and mess around on the rails (basically what everyone wants in a versatile park ski).
2013 ON3P FRs presale for $500
2012 k2 recoils that i can find online for $300
I have the money to purchase either pair, thanks to a canceled life insurance policy (long story), so it's really all about value. I'd be getting the FRs in 176 and the k2s in 174, and i don't think i'll have to worry about growing out of them. my only hesitation on buying the FRs is that i'm usually good enough to find great deals on my gear. i haven't paid full price for any of my current ski gear except for my jacket, which was a gift. Someone either tell me i'm a total idiot and need to purchase the on3ps now because they're amazing, or that the recoils will be just as fun for me and i don't need to shell out the extra cash.