I'm looking to buy a pair of skis for myself as a Christmas gift. Problem is there's just so much choice out there and it's a bit overwhelming trying to make a choice. Feels like the more I look the less sure I am about which ones to get.
Ability Level: intermediate/advanced. Comfortable on pretty much any groomed run, have done a reasonable amount of park skiing and some powder skiing.
Budget: 500 GBP max.
I'm looking for an all mountain twin tipped ski. I was initially looking at more park oriented skis. However, skiing on park features destroys skis so quickly and I can't afford to buy a new pair every year. So, I'd rather just have a twin tipped all mountain ski that skis well when center mounted, that I can take around the resort and on some jumps in the park, while avoiding boxes and rails.
On groomers I like to ski fast, but I do sometimes like to take my time when there are some nice natural features on the side of the slope and have a nice playful ski down the slope. So Ideally I'd need something that is reasonable stiff and steady while charging down a black run but also light and playful enough to mess around a bit. Might be difficult to find something but that's why I'm here asking for help lol.
Skis that I can say might fit the bill are:
- Armada ARV 96
- Black Crows Captis
- Volkl Revolt 95
Then I got super overwhelmed with how many options there are and I couldn't figure out which ones to pick.
Anyone have any recommendations?