Hello NS, i have a quick question. I am 5'3 120 lbs. I ski 70/30 jumps rails and almost no pipe. I am stuck. I am thinking about a 161 ar7 or 166 pipecleaners I worry that the ar7 will be too stiff for me but i also worry that the pipecleaners will be too long. I want a ski that i can grow into because i am only 14. what should i do +k for help.
If you don't ski pipe, definitely get ar7 or t-halls, t-halls have a softer and more symmetrical flex so it would be better for jibbing. I owned ar6s, and if they are anything like the ar7, the tails are way stiffer than the tips which can be hard to deal with but can help for bigger airs.
Well I know that the pc's are softer than ar7s but I can get pipecleaners for 400 as posed to the 500 that ar7s go. For also the pc's used to be considerd the " big borther" of the ar6 but the ar7 has the née construction that I really like but my biggest question is size
The PC are stiffer in the tail then the ar7. The noses are about the same. The PC are better on jumps but not as good on jibs. If you are looking to do rails you will be much better on the smaller ar7. If you are looking for a big air or pipe sk,i the the PC may be a better option. If you like a soft ski look at the thall.
Well again the price is a huge factor and usually the pc is 660 but I can get it for 400 and the ar7 is 500 so I would save 100 bucks and I read recenly that a guy emailed armada and they said that the ar7 has the stiffer tail the t-hall would be my first choice but it is 550 which is pretty hight
Well I have skied the PC and the AR7 and cureently ski the thall. The thall is the softest. Tee ar7 and PC are the same in the nose but the PC has the stiffest tail. This makes it harder to jib then the thall and AR7. It depends really if you want to save money and get a ski you are less happy with potenially, or spend a bit more on a ski which is more suitable for what you do. Either ski will be good and you will learn to ski it well, but dont make a decison based off $100