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Need ski advice for upstate ny
LOCATION: north east groomers (Rochester NY) lots of ice.
HEIGHT/AGE/WEIGHT 5'6 / 35 / 160
ABILITY LEVEL Type 3 advanced
BUDGET less than $800
WHAT KIND OF SKI DO YOU WANT:
Something that can handle ice, bumps, some jumps, and has a somewhat above average turn radius for quick turns. Something that I can do a little bit of everything with from bombing straight down to doing moguls and some jumps.
The guy at my shop recommended the liberty morphic or the armada alpha 1.
What other options should I look at or should I select one of the above? Also what binding?
I live in Poughkeepsie NY And I love my pipe cleaners for the area. Mt.Snow is my Fav, it's about a 2 hour trip for me. But Catamount is a really nice local spot, it's got a nice pipe N a lift that runs you to the top of the park so you can just do park runs all day. They also have the steepest vertical drop in the northeast "the catapult". Anyway IMO all the skis I had I love the pipe cleaners, race base, N nice and stiff for those icey days.
Can someone give me some better advice if possible on ski options?
I ski in the buffalo area (Holiday Valley, Kissing Bridge) and I have the liberty morphics. They are sick! I'm a little bigger than you 5'10/200 lbs but I love this ski. It has a low swing weight, good stability with crud and speed (I've only managed to wash out a few turns at 45+ mph). Get the libertys, you'll love them.
i ski whiteface and i have surface no-times. i bought them with the intention only using them on rails, but they actually do just about everything really well. they carve pretty well (and i raced for 8 years, so i know what good carving is), can chew up bumps no problem, and seem stable enough on jumps as well. id recommend them if your looking for a park ski that youre not afraid to take on the rest of the hill.
morphics sound like they'd be good. They're a solid all mountain ski, but I'd go with a Line chronic. I haven't ridded the new ones, but any from the past 3 seasons would be perfect.
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Armada ar7 is the way to go
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I'd say don't go with any rocker or early rise for your choice, traditional camber will be a lot better for good ol NY. I have had AR7s and pipe cleaners an they have both been great. Highly reccomend.
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