I'm thinking about getting another pair of skis next winter, that meet the following requirements.
Keeping in mind that:
A) I only want to buy 09/10 skis
B) I have a pair of 08/09 Line Chronics that I love, so if I don't find something that is very different from the Chronics and that fills the gaps in the Chronics' performance, then I won't buy a new pair
I want to buy a ski that does/is the following:
-Is flexible enough to butter somewhat easily (I weigh a bit under 140 lbs)
-Is somewhat wide but not too huge (something in the high 80's/low 90's sidecut range), because I live on the east coast but go out west once a year for a week and a half
-Is symmetrical preferably, or at least is just as easy to ride switch as it is to ride regular
-Performs very well in the park, specifically in urban settings, on rails, and on smaller kickers (the Chronics handle big jumps extremely well)
-Is light, with a low swing weight
-Comes in a high 160/low 170 length (I am 5'8")
I am, of course, considering the Afterbangs, but somebody told me that they are very stiff. I don't know if this is true or not.
These skis will be dead-center mounted.
I am also considering the Line Anthems, CoreUpt Candide Yards and TJ Pro's, Amplid Townships, Faction Kennedys, and oddly enough, the Icelantic Da'Nollies, along with others (Ninthwards possibly?)
ONLY 2010 SKIS PLEASE.