Alright so I broke my ski the other day and need some new ones. My local shop is going to hook me up with a good deal on some 2012 skis. My choices are 176 Armada Halo, 182 Armada AR7, 176 Salomon Suspect, and 177 Nordica Dead money. I am 5'11, I ride lots of rails, and my mountain just built some big jumps so I will be hitting those on the new skis. My old skis were 177 Volkl Walls and I really liked those. I am interested in the Halo, but I have read that they ride really short, so go up a size... he only has 176 and I am not sure if this will be to small for me? even though I really like 177. If he had the 176 AR7 I would grab them, but he only has the 182... is this going to be to long for me? again, i really liked 177. The 176 Salomon Suspect was looking pretty ill, but I have read bad reports on the durability of the suspect, and they felt really heavy. The 177 Nordica Dead money was looking pretty nice, but I have never really heard anything about Nordica skis. So yeah, if you were in my boat, what would you get? plus K for all helpful input... thanks doods
Honestly I don't think the AR7s are going to be too big for you unless you know you don't like a longer ski, I ride 182s and I'm a little shorter than you but I like some length to my skis. I've had a chance to see the dead money but not ski them, personally I thought they seemed like a super sick ski, really liked the flex in them
If it was me in the store I would get suspects, I'm riding them right now, I recommended them to another guy on this site, he got them, and messages me and said he loved them, so I'd go with them, they are just stiff, only thing
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The ar7 is a 181 and they are so freaking awesome. Im currently riding a pair from this year and they kill it everywhere on the mountain. LOVE this ski!
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None of those skis sound good compared to the walls. Armada is sick but so heavy compared to your walls and suspects will just break. Honestly I wouldn't go with any of them and besides they don't even have your right sizes.
depends on how you broke them and if you bought them at a shop or on here, but last year i had a pair of 2010 volkl walls that i had really liked, snapped them and i brought them to a shop cuz of warranty, and volkl sent me a pair of the next years ledges. so i mean i got the ski that wasnt as nice but it was newer. so if it it is an option i would try to warranty