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BUMP. set. spike.
1) Salomon Dumont – 181 cm – close to center mount:
The Dumont was a nice surprise.
The ski has a lot of pop and snap.
Skis backwards real nice and holds an edge pretty well, but can be
pushed too far. It also gives a nice
rebound out of turns and pops really well when ollieing.
Graphics: Not my thing.
Final Thoughts: Great park ski that can do quite well out of the park. Lots of pop.
1) Fisher Addict – 181 cm – center mount: This
is a surprisingly strong ski out of the park.
It is quite stiff and carves really well, especially for having the
center mount. I can see how kids and
light weight skiers might say it is too stiff (I assume the Habit solves
this). I loved it though.
Graphics: Top is meh, bottom is cool with the neon green.
Final Thoughts: This is the ‘park only’ ski I would like to carry (with the Habit too) because it can ski go out of the park.
2) Volkl Wall – 177 cm – close to center mount:
The Wall is a fun park ski. It
skis very well switch. It almost felt
like a ‘slalom’ ski compared to other twins.
Held an edge pretty well and is relatively quick, but got a little
squirrelly at high speeds. The ski felt
light with the close to center mount.
Graphics: Kind of cool.
Final Thoughts: Good, but not quite great, park ski (better than Dogen) that does OK out of the park. [if !supportEmptyParas]This is not the old Karma. [endif]
3) 4Frnt TNK – 181 cm – darn close to center mount: This ski skis backwards really well. It does surprisingly well out of the park. Roll it over and it carves. There are better skis for out of the park, but this one is pretty good for in the park. I prefer the Addict though.
Graphics: Quite plain and nothing special
Final Thoughts: Good park ski. There are better ones out there, but this is not bad. I would rather see the Addict and/or Habit in our shop though.[endif]
4) Line Anthem – 177 cm – center mount: This
is the same as the Invader only wider and a little stiffer. Again, skis switch great but also carves out
of the park a little better. It will
hold an edge better and go faster.
Still not near the top in speed or edge hold of others, but not a bad
Graphics: Blue airbrush of wolves = meh.
Final Thoughts: Good medium-soft park ski that can get out of the park if needed.
5) Line Invader – 177 cm – center mount: This
was a soft true twin. It skis switch
really well (true twin). It butters
great, but doesn’t carve or hold an edge too well. Great for a park rat looking for a soft ski, but not my thing.
Graphics: Bright yellow with Mexican wrestlers = cool.
Final Thoughts: Good, soft, park only ski. This was the most park specific ski I skied and also my least favorite.
The chronics sound bombproof, but what's the durability like with the tnks?