7 years ago, I used to ride park daily on Rossignol Scratch (S3 also) and went through quite a bit of them. I loved the lightness, stiffness and the graphics of them.
I moved to BC and got into deep powder, big mountain and touring quite a bit. Riding rockers are great in those conditions, but I miss the feeling of fully cambered skis, After a few years of building jumps to practice new tricks, I want to take them to the park. Whitewater and Red mountain's park is absolutely bullshit so I havent been near a real park in 6 years and I kinda miss the style. This year, I plan to travel a bit to ride Silverstar and Big White to get back into park. I have been dreaming of putting down cork7s with style, rodeo 5 and 7 and going for 900 and 1080s on hard pack as well as brushing up on the 2 in.
So here is the question: Are there still ski models that are fully cambered, park specific and dont cost 600US$ and more? I have all mountain skis already and dont need to have that type of ski. I want a ski between 174-176cm, no rocker (early rise is ok), not super wide underfoot (80-90) but all the market has to offer is fat rocker skis to do butters with (something I dont care about at all). Graphics arent super important, but I would love to look at really cool skis when riding the lift.
Second question: Can I put tech bindings of them or is it better to keep them standard? I worry about safety and reliability mostly. The reason I ask is that I am converting my ski arsenal to tech because my Cochises are pin adaptable and switching them up is time consuming. If there is a good pin binding for park, what would be the recommendation...other than kingpins?
Thanks for the input. Ill be keeping an eye on the responses!