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Finally getting back on skis; what should I be skiing on?
I just got my ACL done, and I am so stoked to get back to skiing. Before I went tits up in the rhubarb I loved my '09 185cm Volkl Bridges, and my buddy's 181 Jeronimos (the original ones). I love a stiff ski, GS radius, fast. I had my Bridges mounted -1.5 from center, and I ski lots of tight woods. I want a good east coast everyday ski to complement my 191 Caylors (which I used for about 2 hours :( ); what does NewSchoolers suggest?
If you ride a little bit of park check out this years chronic. They are a mid flex but having some flex in the park imo is better. If you ride no park at all go with the updated version of the bridge. They grip ice very well and if you end up finding a pow stash during the day the rocker will make you float.
the bridge is soft. so is the chronic in the tip and tail. If you want something a little more stiff that's a great all mountain twin get a volkl kink. I got one this year and I preach the thing, it's awesome. Holds a great edge, rips turns and can still hang in the park. If you want a all mountain ski and aren't gonna be in the park. Look into the Rossi Experience 88 aka E88. It's a freakin awesome all mountain carver. You can't go wrong with either of those skis!
"The beauty of nature is my religion" Jason Craig
I found the bridge to be stiff but nothing crazy stiff. The bridge has two layers of steel in it.
Yeah I'd say Volkl is your best bet still. Or check out the Rossi Scratch s7, the thing is a beast.
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