Hey guys, so I'm looking to buy some new skis. Started this season out with a pair of K2 Press 2017 (159 cm) skis. I am newish to skiing (first year) and thought I wouldn't advance as quickly as I have (though I'm athletic and pick things up quickly). I quickly went from starting on the Blue runs to now going down Double Blacks without much hesitation (I'm an adrenaline seeker for sure). My only hesitant feelings are with my skis and their capacity (or lack thereof) to keep up. Obviously the K2s are park specific skis and I can't really do much of the proper carving or powder floating in comparison to other skis. I have been looking at some skis at the 400-600$ price range for a more all-mountain/park inspired ski. I came across the framewall and the faction ct series and seem to be a good fit. I just wanted to know from ya'll's personal experience is and which rides better? I want to hit side features, tree ski (can't turn my current skis quick enough to avoid trees) charge hard down groomers, and huck a couple 5-15ft cliffs here and there without worrying about my ski not being able to support me when I land in the pow. I'm looking at the 165 cm youth version of the CT simply cause I'm 20 but only 5'7 or 5'8 and weigh 135 - 140lbs so I'm not the biggest dude and don't think I'd really overpower the youth set. Any help would be appreciated!
**This thread was edited on Feb 26th 2018 at 3:29:37pm