Hey ns, looking for a new ski. Im 5'7 130 lbs. About 80/20 park all mountain and 70/30 rails/jumps. Price does not matter. Looking for a light, soft ski with a low swing weight. what ski and why?? thanks. And how about the K2 domain?
I've just bought the 2012 Armada ARV in 185 cm. I haven't ridden it yet, and don't know that much about it, but I found a decent price and have center mounted Atomic FFG 14 bindings on them. They are fairly flexible at the tip and tail. It has tons of camber, and a sharp sidewall. They are fairly light and measure 95mm at the waist. They look great, and I can't wait to try them out, but I'm really much more of a park skier and infrequent powder skier than just an all mountain skier. I'm kind of worried that the ARV might not have been the best choice for me. It seems like it will do terrific in powder and not bad at all in the "choppy" stuff, but I'm very skeptical about it's park performance.
Domains are super snappy and durable except for the topsheet. K2 tops always chip. But its all cosmetic. Check out the new line chronic, line traveling circus, and if price is not an object, look at the armada t halls. Those are durable and low swing weight too.
Halo's are super fun with smaller features and jumps, but stepping above about 50 feet on them gets a little dicey as they aren't very stiff and the rocker makes the platform you land on a little smaller. But if you are skiing mostly jibs you will love them. I have heard that is also true of the Domains. Also the Halo's handle decently out of the park, but don't handle like any kind of larger all mountain ski and the float on them is on the lower end, as they are narrow, even though they do have some rocker.
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Thanks for you comment. I have actually seen probably five or six videos and was quite impressed, but that's Henrik. He's pretty much legendary. He's soooooo good. I worry that the swing weight on these beasts is not so great. It looks to me like even Henrik has to out a lot of upper body strength into the spins.
I was about exactly the same height and weight when I got my 2010 Atomic Punx and they worked great for me in the park and around the mountain in every condition. I still plan on using them this season because they're aren't too beat up at all
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