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Rocked skis in the east
I am considering getting some rockered skis for park riding in the east and am wondering if anyone has any opinion here.
I weigh 208 and am 6'2" and ski jumps so i am looking at something like next years armada TST 192, which i just found today. Currently I ski on a pair of K2 189 kung fujas and love their size and length. I got a pair of 183 clicks (4frnt) and they seem almost too short, so I am riding them on rails mostly.
I am interested in the long rockered ski for like killer butters and such, and I like the stability offered in long skis (and 192 is only 3 cm longer than my k2s and someone told me they measure long [acutally longer than the measure]).
I have a more realistic opportunity of getting armada ar7's from next year, which are not rockered, and i know I will enjoy.
Does anyone have any experience with riding rockered skis off jumps in the east. I am wondering about stability on the landings... do they wash out when weight is applied to the tails, or does the rocker help you to spring back? When landing in the back seat is it harder to move forward? Is there even a noticed difference.
I am pretty sure I will be getting ar7s because of the price i can get them for, but am definitely interested in new rockered designs and technologies.
802 4 life
look into the alpha 1's they will be sick on jumps
threads for later. i live in nj and was thinking about getting 1 of armadas rockered models for next year
with ur weight i dont think u need a rocker ski to do butters and if u like jumps it would flex out on ya, get somthing stiffer with camber for the ice coast and it would be much better, u have stability on jumps and u could still butter on it.
when popping on skis to get more air off a jump, do you just jump?-Armadaskier1928
"Skiing isn't a sport because it doesn't require endurance, skill, and its not competitive, you just slide down, letting gravity do all the work" -- kid at my lunch table
Sammy may do a switch triple cork misty -- x games announcer
Thanks man, I think your right... I need something solid.
802 4 life
dont mean to thread jack but im about 5'8" 135. would i be alright on bigger jumps with rockered skis?
I have alpha 1's they're great on rails but for a bigger guy like you on big jumps they will be a little squirelly
You may be a lil big for a rockered park ski man unfortunately. They will have their advantages but at your weight and height it would be really easy to wash out on jumps and you should be able to butter like a mother fucker anyways at your size.
So long gay boys
Truth man, I guess I was just turned on by the new technology
802 4 life
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