I'm in need of some playful and airfriendly powder skis. I'm going to spend alot of days riding pow this season and doing alot of backcountry kicker sessions. Therefore I need some skis that can do the job both in the air and when I'm carving deep pow turns. I generally had the Hellbent ski in mind, but I'm starting to think that this ski might be too much. That its a little too big, and won't give me an easy time when trying to do grabs and spins. I was thinking more of a flexible ski and I'm now mainly set on the Armada JJ's. Only question I have here is, what lenght should I get? Should I go for the JJ AK's which are 195cm? I just feel that those are gonna be too long when I'm getting air and want my skis to move quickly with my body. Also I'm wondering, will the AK's appose to normal JJ's handle much differently? Will the AK's flow better on top of the powder? I'm 6"2 btw. If you know about any other skis that might be good for this purpose please give some recommendations. Thank you.
I was hoping less than $800. I'm a little confused on the bindings though, I'm kinda thinking Duke cause I wanna be able to hike and stuff. I have no idea how those bindings hold up under a kicker session though. Should I go for Duke or stay with regular park bindings?
Love the JJ's with your size definitely go 195 i'm 5'7" on the 175 and they feel super short, super playful all around and good weight and balance in the air. Got a friend with the obsethed love those too.
I'm 6'2" 175lbs and I LOVE the Moment Bibby Pros.. Used to own a pair of Night Trains that were really solid, but not as playful. Bibby Pros are really reactive in powder.. Solid in the wet stuff. Not that great for All-Mountain, but if pow is all your looking for, these are awesome.
the pros of the k2 are its base and lack of camber. the base is soft, but is so fast and even charging with such little camber. and with all that rocker your gunna have something super playful. it really is designed to be perfect off trail...
Honestly the k2 only "seems" less durable. It has an atleast 50% larger 3.5mm (compared to moments 2.2)edge wrap so nothings coming apart close to the edge...
You can go wrong with obsethed or bibby pro. i would say obsethed has a 10% advantage in powder, while the bibby pro is 20% better all mountain..