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Advice for skis appreciated
i ski at smuggs, vt. i'm about 5'7'' 130. i'm pretty aggressive. i need a ski for this year and definitely next year. durability is an issue since i would like to use them for next season. money may be a small issue, i have about $450 for the skis and bindings. i'll most likely be getting another pair of rossi or look bindings since i have some and i like them. i may get the rossi scratch 120's. i ski a lot of all mountain. i want to be able to carve on the groomers and hold a somewhat decent edge. i would like a ski in the mid 80's to around 90 mm at the waist. i ski a lot of woods and pow when its there so i do a lot of hiking and stuff. i mainly ski wherever i want. i am usually off trail and hiking for my pow out of bounds or something. i am getting into some more park stuff this year. i haven't had any kickers to work with this year yet but i can do 1's and 3's on small stuff. i am alright at rails and boxes. i will probably be doing a lot more park this year since i want to get good at it. i would like something poppy and somewhat light...well, it just can't be heavy. i would like to be able to flex the ski well and be able to do occasional butters. i would say i'm a good skier just not in park terms yet. i obviously can do all of smuggs trails and like to mix it up. so summed up, i ski alot of pow/woods, hike a alot, i want to be able to hold an edge, be able to flex the ski, not really stiff, something fun, durable, something that i can take in the park and not have a hard time whipping my skis around. so any suggestions, i am open to anything.
i think some fugatives would probly work good for you, not bad price, pretty good park skis and actually fairly decent in pow and all mountain. and yes ive tried thewm in powder and there actually not bad, or at least i liked em
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I would go with last years or this years prophet 80s (made by line). I have them and they are a sick all mountain ski theyre great in the park and everywhere else. Or if you want something a little wider you could go with this years prophet 90s but my 80s have held up great in the pow but its your decision if you want something with a wider waist.
Karma - skis like a GS race ski,
Foil - super fun does everything great ski or
Public Enemy - kind of in between the Karma and Foil, but a little closer to the Karma.
These are great choices. The Pubic Enemies are going to be the cheapest though.
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honestly, i think i have exacty what you need. chronic wide/ chronic. these are very versatile skis that have mad pop. ask anyone who has them. they are also very light and when it comes to the park they are definetly good for those huge back seat landings. though they are a bit stiff, they can easily be broken in and buttered. though i have trouble buttering them i can and i am only 125 pounds. they are very good at high speeds and are totally bombproof. before buying these skis i demoed them and rly loved them. if you know anyone that currently has them as to see them. you will not be deceived. these are amazing skis.
well their stiff, and pretty heavy but durable as fuck. mojo 80s or 90s
perhaps you want to save some money and go in on a pair of triplets, they'll work pretty good all mountain because they have the same beta technology as their race skis. http://www.newschoolers.com/web/forums/readthread/thread_id/270463/
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