For Christmas, I plan on buying my father some new skis. He is most definitely not a freeskier, and just likes cruising the groomers. My question: what skis should I get? He doesn't need anything super aggressive, just a fun, all mountain ski.
My dad's on the same grind as yours ski interest-wise. He picked up volkl kendo's after demoing them out in colorado and they were a huge step up from the skis he was rocking before. I'd definitely check em out.
Another vote for S3's here. My pops bought some a couple years ago after coming from Salomon Street Racers and some other 85ish waisted heads. He skis most things but isn't overly aggressive on steeper stuff and still likes to make shorter turns. The rossi's have a nice short radius and are fairly forgiving but are still eons ahead of anything else he's had in soft snow. Everytime I get a ski day in with him he always asks why he was on his other skis for so long.
She needs less talking. More dumping them out - SeanTom
I have some nordica mach 3's don't know if they make them anymore but they killll it such a solid carver. I use them pretty often actually since I dont ski park as much as i used to. Would highly reccomend nordicas. Some of the newer ones are really geared twoards great all mountain riding
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
Why is everyone reccomending such big skis!? If he lives in Virginia and wants to ski groomers, he wants a ski that's not rockered and about 70mm underfoot. Race tigers were on the right track, but the full gs ones are hardcore, get something around 170, with a radius around 16m, he'll be stoked. I personally love Fischer carving skis, I have progressors and wc rcs and they are both great. But most brands have something in a similar vein so just get what you can get a good deal on.
Volkl kendo. Good all mnt ski geared more towards front side with the full traditional camber. Plus if you happen to find some pow out east or head west for a trip this ski will also handle it well.
Kendo is 126-89-110 in all sizes. This years kendo. http://www.evo.com/skis/volkl-kendo.aspx
"if your friends jumped off a cliff would you?" me: "hell ya if if i had skis and some snow"
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings,
dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair. It doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life doesnt seem like it could get any worse, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
These are my patrol skis. Really quick and I can lay over a nasty turn. Not quite super-G, but pretty damn close. They cut fantastic turns. They pick up and hold speed well, but its not scary and they're easy to scrub off speed. Really are a great all around ski. Shredded pow with it once (4" give or take) and they did great too. Hold up to ridiculous amounts of abuse.