I'm 5'8", 135 lbs. I'd consider myself an above average skier. I am trying to decide between the buttery line anthems in 171 or 178 (they're soft and manageable) or the atomic punx which were recommended to me (although he was sponsored by atomic so it may have been biased).
How are the anthems on jumps? I know they'll be awesome for jibs and butters.
and I know nothing about the Punx except that they are good for both jumps and butters and whatnot because of the flex pattern, but I'm more into the wider skis. Can anyone convince me of either way? I'm leaning toward anthems but that's only because I have virtually no info but the specs on the punx.
I don't want TOO soft of a ski since I'll be skiing way more all mountain than park with these, my home mountain has no park and I only head up to the park by my boarding school about 6 times a year. Maybe a summer trip to hood will come next year also, but as far as I know these will be all mountain jib skis which need to hold up on BC booters somewhat and be able to be played around with on slopes with nothing more than trees/branches, sometimes powder (I bust out my nordicas on deep snow days), rollers/high walls on the side to go up onto (natural pipe kind of deal), and cornices.
no offense dude, but youre 135lbs. i really dont think either of those skis will be too soft for you. theyre both good choices. but arent they really different skis? anthem is like a 93 waist, urban punx are more like 85 or something?
no they're not that different. Like hagrid said, they're both park-specific, but there are the small differences in flex, sidecut, and dimensions which overall will change how they ski all over the mountain and how they handle on jumps (stiffer = better for jumping, etc.)
dude, i used my pair of anthems late last season for the exact same use you mentioned and they absolutely rocked. i actually ended up skiing them more allmt than park and they held up great even at higher speeds, they held a great edge and were super solid on softer snow too. as shadows said, your only 135... so even if they are known to be a soft buttery ski i dont think that will limit you in anyway. i myself am your same height but 50lbs heavier and they in no way feel like a noodle, i mean they weren't stiff, but being used to stiffer skis (chronics) they seriously performed way better than my expectations. totally recommend picking up a pair!
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