So I've narrowed it down to these 3 skis for this season. I can get a good deal on all of these, but I can't decide on what to get. I'm 5' 3'', 116lbs, and ski about 70% park and 30% all-mountain/light pow. I'm looking for a medium flex, not too soft but not too stiff either. How stiff is the TM compared to the AR6, and how is it for all-mountain? Also, can the T-hall handle all-mountain or is it too soft?
i have 05/06 t-halls, and they seem they can handle all mountian no problem, but they r soft, and u dont want a really soft ski. The TM's are much softer than the ar6's in my opinion, id go with the ar6's, u can ski all mountain with them, some light pow, and thye will rip in the park.
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normally for those specs I would go ar6, BUT that being said your a pretty damn light kid, and I think the t-hall would be fine out of the park for you(depending on a few things i.e. what your skiing background is etc.) and it would also be a lot more fun i the park for you
i'd go TMs, especially if you're midwest or east coast. they ski like a medium flex, but are poppy and can butter well, that being said, you're pretty light and they may not feel soft to someone who isn't 180 pound, but they would be my pick.
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Well for 70% park and 30 other, you may be alright with T halls, however they are noticably softer than ar6s. But the ar6 does well on groomers, pretty average in pow but kills it in the park. No idea about the TMs sorry
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i have flexed this years t-halls and ar6s, the T-halls are softer but not noodles like people think and the ar6 is like a 7 out of 10 maybe a 6.5 on a flex scale. and the t-halls are 5 maybe 6 out of 10. but im am comparing this to chonics so my veiws on stiffness might be effed. i have no idea about TMs tho.
Hand flexing and skiing on them are two different things. They are too soft for all-mountain. I personally dont even like them that much in the park because I find them a little too soft for some bigger jumps and they wash out fairly easily in the pipe. If you want a ski that can take it all mountain while still being mostly a park ski go with the AR6.
he's barely over 100 pounds though dude, he could easily still ski junior skis, I think the t-hall would be more then stable enough for him out of the park, especially on the east, not like he will be doing big straight lines or anything, hell the t-hall will probably be even more fun out of the park for him sine he's so light weight... and yeah, flex wise it goes ar6, then Tm then t-hall from stiffest to softest
would a 165 be too big for me? 'cause I'll either get a 161 in the 6s or t-halls, or a 165 in the troubles(I'm leaning towards the troubles since they seem to be a medium flex, and I can get them for cheaper than the other two)
yeah a 165 would be good for you since youre about 5'2" but i own 07 T-Halls, 06 TMs and 05 AR5s and personally my t-halls were my favorite all around ski since i ski on the east coast and it is basically just park and groomers to get to the park.. i disliked the tms thinking they were too stiff i like soft skis and the ar5s were awesome all around skis too.. since your so light the t-halls would probably be better for you since they would be more fun in the park and you could handle them out of the park and the ar6s might be a little stiff for your weight
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I narrowed it down to these 3 because I can get a good deal on them, and I don't want to spend alot of money right now seeing as my bike got stolen at whistler and I need to buy a new one in the spring