TeddanHi NS. I was going to buy some skis until I realized it is very hard to choose which one. I'm new to the park (I can hit rails and jump 360's)and I'm about 120 lbs (55 kg) and 5'10" (177 cm).
I found some skis that seemed to be good. Head The Caddy, Head Framewall, K2 Domain, K2 Press, Salomon NFX Lab and Salomon Threat, but i don't know if they are ideal for beginners like me.
Please help me decide between these skis, if these skis aren't for me or you know better skis please reply. Thanks in advance!
You're heading in the right direction.
The Caddy has reinforced sidewalls and overall have heard good things.
The Framewall is pretty cool because of the new design where the topsheet sits below the sidewall of the ski. This helps tremendously in preventing sidewall/topsheet chipping and delamination. We've sold a good amount of those this season and have yet to receive one back for delamming. While we have this ski at the best price around, its still on the pricier side at $319. However chances are it will last a couple seasons at minimum.
The Domain is a nice pair but I haven't heard too much about them. They're not the stiffest skis out but since you're lightweight, that won't matter so much. From what little I've heard, they hold up nice and they're very playful and can be buttery if forced in that manner.
As for the rest, I can't give an honest opinion but I've heard good things about the Salomon Threat and NFX. A few other skis to consider are the Head Residue, Rossi Sprayers and Scratch Pros (good all mountain ski as well as park), and the Head Oblivion. If you're looking for an off-brand ski (a company that hires an established company to manufacturer the gear for them and they just slap their name on it) which gives you a very cheap ski without compromising quality, Firefly is a good one to consider.
When it comes to park skis, no matter how durable it is, they will eventually break at least in the edges. So a great value ski might be the way to go so you're not hurting as bad when you need to re-up.