hey i am either going for the line mastermind or afterbang size 177. i had the 155 afterbang last year and it was kind of heavy and stiff. i ski mostly park and about 60% rails 40% jumps. this is my first year of skiing park alot and i am an aggressive skier because i just quit racing. im 5'10 and 150 lbs. i am wondering what ski i should get because the mastermind is alot lighter then the afterbang but the mastermind doesnt have butter zones/carbon ollieband. has anyone skied the new 177 afterbang? are they more flexible then the 155s?what ski is better for learning new tricks and progressing?
We have just found the youngest member on Newschoolers. I would go Mastermind. I've not ridden either but my friends have Masterminds and my brother has Afterbangs. The Masterminds have held up much better, but they have not been ridden as hard, and the people i know with Masterminds don't really hit rails or do any jump tricks. So if you had to go with one or the other I would go with the Masterminds.
Skiing is getting to the point, where, its crazy. -E'dollo