anders_awith that budget you should be able to get86/96 with a good binding, or lots of other cool skis. lots of deals to be had theese days, like $225 for 86, I just payed 275 for my 96's.
SofaKingSickyeah, i'd get the arv96 and then he could still get attack 13s and remain below that $450 mark
OP, arv96s are definitely park-inclined skis but they're a great all around, playful, easy-to-ski ski. did you like your arv 84s?
sullivan_obrienyeah i liked them, the flex on them is decent which i liked but unfortunately i haven’t learned nose butters yet