get the punx. i have them and i absolutely love them. the skis are bomb proof and i put some serious miles on them last winter. i've never ridden the afterbangs, but in my opinion the punx are on a whole different level. punx have an absurdly light swing weight in combination with the right binding, but they can still shred groomers and they destroy rails. the symmetrical sidecut makes switch riding really easy.
i'll nose press your box if you lipslide my rail
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings,
dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter
that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way
trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
then again, they are kinda slutty, but i dont look at it that way, more like an opportunity that you need to put forth minimal effort to gain the full advantage of
I have no idea if they changed the construction this year but last years punx had durability problems imo. I managed to crack all 4 tips and blown edge from smashing my skis toghether. All within 20 days of skiing. And people said suspects had bad quality? Mine suspects are still going strong even tho I abused them more.
Afterbangs are slightly softer than Punx, more pop and a little heavier and muuch better support than atomic.
The atomic punx are definitely lighter then the line afterbang. Choosing ski lengths is all about personal preference. Generally, longer skis are much more stable and provide extra support on landings. Shorter skis are arguably better on rails as it is easier to whip them around.
afterbangs are pretty heavy compared to the punx, ive got a pair of old punx and they are a great ski!
RIP Shane Mcconkey
"love tha floaty fluff and i hate knob head lift peeps who say that yo planks aint gonna fit on the racks on them poma gondalas - mate, they're my skis bitch i know if fitage is gonna be ish". - my Bro[/b][/b][/i][/i]