from what i have heard from ppl who have demo'ed the invaders, they are sick skis for the park with really nice "butter zones" but those zones really effect your groomed runs and your skiing outside the park. the invader sounds like a pure park ski but if you want an all around sick ski, the PEs would be a better choise. thePE was fattened in the waist, so it can really attack anything, from the light pow to the groomers. but the PE was softened up so it will be a sick park ski also. both graphics i think are awesome and though ppl say that graphics don't matter, we all know that they are an influential part of the decision making process. both are pretty cheap too, so its not really a matter of price either. i personally think you should go with a PE, esp if it is gonna be your only ski. but that is only this humble man's opinion.
ya i know if i got the invaders I'd have tons of fun butterin all over the place but i didn't want to have to sacrifice the rest of my skiing just for that. And I've also heard a lot that Invaders are 100% park. I'm starting to lean toward the PE's now. plus they have sick graphics
I had soft skis (scratch FS) this year and they were fun, but had their draw backs. You had to land a jump perfectly to keep from falling but if you didn't land perfect it was a fight to stay up. In your case I would get the 179 p.e.'s but personaly I don't like them because they are big, bulky, and way too heavy.
ok new question...what kind of bindings would be best for the PE's? I was thinking Looks(either p10 or p12) but some guy said that looks rip out of PE's or something stupid like that? what should i get?
if your doing 70% park and the rest is pow get 2 skis. invaders kill PEs in park. PEs and invaders both suck in pow. get a pow ski. even a shitty old fat ass ski. youll be much happier
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as much as i love line and always promote their stuff...the invader is 100% park ski...whih mean the pe would be your best choice...also becasue u are taller means u can control the pe more than the average person
chronic wide 177 bitch, light but not noodles like the invaders. The invaders are sick, but unless you way 90 lbs they are too soft for anything outside the park. the PEs are good but are on the heavy side. the chron wide is kinda between the two, leaning more toward the PEs.
ok I know that a lot of you will hate me for this comment...i think that I would like chronic wides the best but i can't stand the big ol skulls on those suckers i know that graphics have nothing to do with your skiing but i just couldn't stand it
i have some chronics and they are so sick. they kill it in the park and carve through anything i take them down. they are stiff so they hold on the whole mountain so well but are nice and poppy on jumps. go with them cause they are fairly fat but i ride in the east so not much pow hear. but what i have ridden they are amazing