The Volkl Walls
NO NO NO.
I'm from the Southern Hemisphere and ski with some of the best riders in Australia and all I'm hearing about the Afterbang is that it's one of the most durable park skis out there. Due to it's construction the top sheet doesn't chip (though I don't think it has one) and the edges have never bonked out on them. Trust me I know what I'm talking about I'm a Sponsered athlete and my Friends are Sponsered by Line and all I'm hearing from them is good news so don't go out saying that the industry hasn't tested because the Industry has.
I can see were your coming from, there has been alot of hype about this ski. As I said it's a fairly durable ski and it has more pop then anything thing else It's fairly soft but not as people say it is. If it were a park ski and I was that tall to be honest I would probably preffer it due to the fact that I could spin more and get onto rails easier but hey that's just me.
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epic spansorship claim!
last year at the industry demo at Mammoth Mountain, kid i know from a shop in Sacramento was rollin on the 'bangs and broke an edge pretty hardcore.
That said, kevin weighs about 190, and I understand the edges were sharp as fuck and they probably caught hardcore on the rails he was hitting, but nevertheless... they are by no means indestructable.
Chea Boy Switch 540, Lets Go Falcon Crew.
i have some 06-07 line chronics i think there 06-07 they are the ones with the skulls on the tails. anyways i have skied the shit out of those skis and everything is still intact. so i would deff say some chronics. Every one i know destroyed there invaders just from them breaking. I broke a pair on a rail actualy.
ive got Atomic punxs, they tuff as!!! brought them off jossi, they lasted him over last winter and northern winter and then nzs for me winter season!!! so i think they pretty strong, im 6 3 as well! then went to some 4frnt stls for a few days and they already falling apart!!! so back to the punxs!!! t-halls top sheets will get screwed, they are armadas....
but what ever you like aye!!
Cat uses Kevlar string (capable of supporting 1000 lbs) underfoot to hold the edges in place.
Don't know how to embed video, but here he is explaining it at 6:25: