I live in P.A. I'm 5'9. I ski mostly all park. I like to butter, but I don't want any thing real soft so I don't wash out on landings. I love the pipe. I do rails, but I'm not one of those people whoes all about them, but I still don't want my skis to break because of too much rail sliding. I had the 04/05 scratch fs last year,but they were too soft.
HAHA the guy is telling you that the Sratch's were to soft and your reccomending him the fuji's and invadors? WOW, thats horrible advice... i wood suggest rather the chronics or ar5's.. there a solid ski and perfect for park... there stiff enough for good stability and they can also butter very well(watch TJ shiller butter the ar5's in the armada team video its amazing how well he can flex the ski)... also if you want something even stiffer then these skis for some reason possibly look at the chronic wide.
haha are you Stupid... did you even read his post? he likes a stiff ski... he said that the scratch FS's were TO soft... and you reccomended him the fuji's lol.. man maybe you should actually read his post before you recommend the ski you have.
and ya most of u guys are giving shit advice telling him to get like invaders and shit when he SAID that he doesnt want something that has too much flex like the scratch fs....damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
I'm feeling Fujative, such a sick ski. Not too expensive, the Invader, from the sounds of it, may be too soft. I haven't ridden it yet. Maybe this years Scratch FS or maybe even the best choice would be 4frnt STL.
I'd say try to demo as much as you can, early in the season, I've ridden a bunch of skis, including the STL, FS, and Fuji.
First of all, your in PA so that tells me a few things. 1) you wont be hitting any deep pow 2) alot of east cost ice! and 3) not any super steep runs. So looking at all of that I'd say you dont need anything with more than a 80mm waste, anything more and your just gonna have a harder time going edge to edge in the type of snow you get in PA. You also said you like a stiff ski so look at skis like Volk (sp?) Atomic or Head. All three brands will have good twins for your needs. As for my opinion, I live in MI and we get some crazy ice and I also love a really really stiff ski. I personally ski Atomic Tweaks and love them. I have skied other skis such as the Salomon 1080's, Line 1260s and Crons. Good luck.
i havent rode the dogens but i wouldnt really trust it..i have never really liked volkl or seen any really good products come from the company (as far as i know) so from what knowledge i DO know, get the chronics ...they are the most amazing ski i have ever rode..and when u go switch, it feels like ur going forwards while getting hugged by a huge white cloud with naked chicks on it...thats how good it feels to ride the chronics, and dont even ask me what it feels like to slide rails with them becasue that is to explicit for this site...catch my drift?
have u skied it? obviously not. They are not by any means a soft ski(but i am pretty light so it might b different for heavier riders). The butter zones are super soft for sure. but the good thing about the ski is it will only flex when u want it to. And its great in pipe. Other than that i would go for a volkl Dogen,PE,or AR5.
this years ar5's are no longer noodles... they have a more all monutain flex to them now... and heads are WAY to stiff if you still wanan do butters.. and to the fucking dooshbag above who said that the fuji's are noodles.. your an idiot if you dont think fuji's are a soft ski... they were one of the softest skis made last year for jibbing and yes i have skiied them.. and if you think that the fuji's are stiffer then the scratch FS's then your on cocaine dude.
haha are you really this dumb? you just said wat i was proving... Yes, the ski is "soft" in the butter zones.. tahts exactly wat he doesnt want... a ski that is soft or has any soft parts i.e. butter zones... so stop recommending stuff cause you dont know wat your talking about buddy... he asked for a good ski that would be stiffer then the scratch Fs's.. your answer does not comply with that request...
what are you talking about, PEs aren't heavy. and if they feel heavy to you than it's probably because you skiied on some that were mounted too far back. if you mount them at dead center, there is no such thing as a heavy ski.