And again comes the time when you realize your skis can only take this much. A good 30% percent of the soles are replaced with dirty ptex, graphics rendered to nothing but scrapes and holes and the edges are way past their prime. I've used K2 Disorderlys, a very sturdy (and tad heavy) ski at size 160 for two seasons and it is time to say farewell.
I've grown a lot this last two years and I now stand about 5.10-5.11 tall and I need to size up. I've been looking around on different skis, and this is the things I've been thinking about.
I want a lighter ski, I felt restricted when playing on rails, like me feet were nailed to sticks of led when attempting switchups.
I need a sturdy pair of skis, I land tricks one out of 50 times and I need my skis to be able to take a beating.
I like rocker/camber playful skis.
So the skis I've been thinking about is:
Bluhouse Antics: 175 (or 182? Will they be to big?) They are cheap and looks like a lot of fun. My only concern is fragility, I have a feeling they might not survive for very long.
On3p Blue Steel: This seems like a really great ski from what I've heard, I am just afraid I wont treat them right, to pay 600 dollars for a pair of skis that I might not be ready for kinda scares me off.
Liberty Phil Larose Pro: Being sold really cheap online right now (like 240 at levelninesports) seems like a really light and fun ski, but this one too, seems fragile.
Line Chronic Cryptonite: Seems like a really high quality ski, but seems a bit heavy? have not touched this ski in person, please enlighten me on this one.
So please NS, give me your two cents if you don't mind.