next season im thinking of rocking sir francis bacons as my only ski. i ski a park but i dont do big spins or anything, i just like to have a fun time. does anyone know if fat skis effect your spiining or your rail skills. +k for answers
It truly depends on what you do. If you hit plenty of rails, then fat skis will make locking on and switching up feel very laboured. They will be a lot less manoeuvrable and nimble in general on any sort of jib feature.
Performance is affected less on jumps. Once you're in the air, size doesn't really matter, all you have to worry about is swing weight and mount position, not width really. That said, spinning anything past a 7 will increase in difficulty. Inverts, doubles, and fast rotations will all be more difficult simply because pow/AM skis are generally heavier, longer, and mounted further back, so you will feel a different weight distribution when spinning than with a jib ski
as far as spinning or rails, i haven't noticed a whole ton.
although i don't spin higher than 7, fat skis are super fun. i love big jumps on fat skis and just doing 1s or 3s super slow. you just have such a massive landing pad.
i ride 182 bacons as well as park skis, and i can do every single trick (rails included) on both skis. so you really just have to get used to it. although i generally don't ride my bacons in park, when i do i have a great time.
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I ski lizzies as my park skis. They are super fun skis, although scissoring and trying to link things to switch ups can be a pain due to their size. I picked up some HH pros for next year and they should compliment each other well. If I'm going up to hike rails, I'll use the HH pros, if I just want to have fun and cruise, I'll break out the lizzies.
I touched Henrik's pole, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity! One of the highlights of my life!-802jibber(He then missed the bus back from Hood as he tried to get Henrik's autograph.)
I have a size Large Jiberish MVP for sale or for trade!
Good fun. Just have to land them a little carefully if you're going large and have mounted them forward, they're so soft that it's kinda easy to suddenly eat the ground if you land heavily in the front seat. Likewise easy to wheelie if you land heavily in the back.
Spin easier than my Hellbents did too, mind you I've never spun either past a 3.
Fujas sounds like what you're talking about. it's not the same as the S7 though. S7 is 115 underfoot and has a '5 dimensional' shape- Kung Fujas has a normal sidecut. Skis similar to the S7 are JJ's and CRJ's. Another option if you're looking for more all mountain with some rocker would be Line Blends...
I find rails with my 90 waisted park skis easier to do swaps and way easier to lock on. But going that wide such as 'bents and bacons and such, that would definitely be harder. But in the edits those guys looked fine
because when i stomp a trick i dont want to ride away, in my fitted, functional, appropriately sized jacket and pants, with their muted earthly color scheme to keep me blended in with the environment, while sipping a cup of chai tea from a cup and saucer, with Beethoven's third symphony playing softly from my headphones.-- pomme-de-terre
crazy like what? dumont is going to eat tj's kidneys? or tod waldorf will have a bipolar break down? these arent fun things to wish for. come on.-- Klick_2_klaim
my obsethed's arent exactly "fat" skis they are 104 under foot. but the tip is like 130ish and the tail is 120ish. however, they are more fun to ride in park than my armada AR6 park skis. so to answer your question. fat skis in park are the cats pajamas.