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Line, Coreupt, or surface
im getting new skis and i want Line, Coreupt, or Surface skis but idk wat to get
i dont know a ton about surface, but i completely trust and love line skis, coreupt is basically dynastar with new graphics so if u like dynastar go for them, personally i dont but thats just my opinion
dude im getting line chronics and ive heard nothing but great things about it so id say line
damn man, give some info!
charging or jibbing, park or pow or all mtn, what models from these brands!?!?
I do not like Line a ton but aknoledge they have some good skis(Mo-ships), and do not like Line park skis much(only one I like at all ever is Chronics, which have too far back of a mount for park). Next years CoreUpts could be heaven or could suck terribly, none of us know. 09 CoreUpts are Dynastars(old ones) so look up reviews of them(old troubles I think, Legend Pros or XXLs or something for the big mtn. skis in 09). Surface makes good skis, LL2s for pow(nice that some brands make stiff heavily rockered pow skis, will turn in any shape and stomp like only stiff skis do) and Watch Lifes for park. Why are you even comparing these? they are very different, info!!
i love line skis and i will only ride line. they are sick skis
i ride park 90% and 10% all mtn but you can mount the chronys center just like u can mount all most any ski centered
you CAN mount XXLs at +15 of center, but that doesn't mean you should. Line builds a ski around a set mount, which is why all Line skis only have one labeled mounting point(to my knoledge they all do). Mounting them centered totally messes up the carving of them and drops the performance a ton. Line even says not to mount them center. The Anthem video does a good job at explaining what is wrong with mounting skis like Chronics center(even though Anthems suck alot compared to many many skis). IMHO, the farthest forward you can go is about -3.5 of center without screwing them up totally. I have owned them and skied them at a few different mounts, so I am not just guessing. At -4 they will still be good all mountain and will work well in park. If you want a ski that is shaped like chronics and may be similar, but with more forward mounts, Pipecleaners are SIMILAR SHAPE, but softer tips/tails and will ski different, TNKs have a reco. mount of -2 of center I think and will do fine if you do not ski rails much. My recent intrest in a ski that could be great in park especially at jumps is Reno Freebirds, Moments groomer ski with a twin that I think has a fairly forward mount.
not entirely true bro, u can mount the chronics at center without fucking up the skis, i have done so and they ride just as well as any other park ski i have owned
I owned them all this year mounted center till they broke the last day of the season(store credit warranty went to Pipe Cleaners, so I am happy). They do work at center, but have you ever skied them anywhere else? The closer to the reco. of -6 you go the better they carve(much better). I know they do break in a little around where you mount them, but they will still not perform as they should. Line needs to make Chronics that are made to be mounted about -1.5. The thickest part of the ski is right underfoot at -6, and the equal flex in tip and tail based on that mount is messed up when mounted center. Just ski them at a demo next year mounted at recommended and you can feel the difference. Any park ski will work mounted center, but that doesn't mean they work better if the company made them for a particular mount. Some skis (like Pipe Cleaners, Thalls, etc.) have more options because the skis were not built around the mount, so they will still work great anywhere from -1.5 to about -5. I personally do not like center mounted (or even most symmetrical) skis as much as a mount of about -1.5 on a ski like Pipe Cleaners, even skiing switch.
If i were you I'd get the Surface 9lifes they sound like the one for you considering the amount of park skiing you do. they are slim for easy carving/griping rails, stiff(i heard) for big landings, and you can center mount any surface ski so far so i'd imagin these will be no different. they are what 'm gonna get next season.
I have this years watch lifes right now and they are amazing, Surface is definetly a ligit company and the people who run it are righteous dudes who really care about skiing, not business men who really care about money like line.
Well for one you shouldn't get Coreupt simply because they try to buy all their rider and haven't been proven AT ALL! yet. Line makes god fun cheap skis. and Surface makes really good skis from what I hear. Plus they're a company you can always feel good about supporting. It really depends on what you're looking for though. If you want a Big mtn ski the LiveLifes are supposed to be amazing. but if you're looking for a just park ski It really comes down to do you want a good ski that is really versatile (Surface) or do you want a ski that is amazing for one or two specific things but cant really do anything else (line... except maybe the chronic but if you're thinking about the chronic I'd say go for the Watchlifes.)
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