It's Joystick Poles, and they're a division of Freeski Brands (Surface and Causwell too). I just held a pair of These with PX12s in one hand, and a pair of beat to shit Anthems with STH 16 Drivers in the other hand. The These felt lighter, but it doesn't have a massive binding on them. I've said it before, if you go forthr lightest thing possible, you sacrifice durability.
Ha ha. I'm 6'3 and 250ish. I just want something to mess around on. We have next to nothing for jumps around here and I will never get technical on rails and anytime I head out went park is the last thing on my mind.
I definitely know they are too small. It's frustrating being a big dude that wants something that is going to be buttery (although I suppose I can toss my weight around pretty good), symmetrical, etc. It's not that there aren't options out there, I just like to have a wide selection to choose from. On the bright side, I'm not getting anything new this year....
I can do a review on them right here, thats probably more subjective than Heule's. They are incredibly light, and very very soft, but still quite poppy. This makes them excellent for doing really tweaked out and snappy shifties and taps and such. They are amazingly buttery, moreso than my afterbangs. It's a bit weird to learn how to press them, because they're so soft, and you cant really mean into them as much as you would another ski or else they just flex out and you go too far. All in all, I loved mine until I started skiing on some full rocker skis which are a bit stiffer. I haven't skied on them since then. If light and ultra buttery is what you want though, go with the These.
I'm a little bigger than you and I have found the k2 kung fujas very buttery but not super light. Not necessarilly heavy just not light. The atomic patents are super buttery and very soft. I loved them the few times I tried them. So much fun.
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First of all..you should check if theres any threads about this before you add another..
that said.. i would recommend the Thalls, got them my self! super happy about them.
Anthems and Punx are also very light and buttery;)
curveball for what's been said in this thread but Volkl Ledge. I have the step (same shape and build as the ledge - carbon ollie bands) and theyre super light and the ledge is the more buttery version and comes in a 179.
Afterbangs are one of the worst skis ever made build wise, dont buy them
punx are pretty solid, jossie's new ski is worth looking into as well
anthems are fucking terrible, heavy/slow/shit flex (like most line skis)
t-halls stopped being noodles years ago
joystick/surface just make laughable skis
on3p filthy rich and fatypus g-butter will ski better then anything listed and hold up better in the long run
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