Ok thanks i live in calgary Ab mostly hitting the park. I weigh 110 pounds, 14 years old and i am 5'4. I would say i am an intermediate skiier and i dont have a set budget. From what research i have done i think i have narrowed it down to the Ar7, traveling circus, the line chronic, the el dente (which i think is to big)
Ok, what do you like doing in the park? Big jumps, rails, butters or what and do you want a stiff ski (good for going fast) or a soft ski (good for butters)?
The AR7's are awesome but I don't know if you would want such a stiff ski unless you like going fast, they would be quite difficult to do butters with seeing as you're only 110 pounds. Anyway here is what I think of my AR7's: they're really really really good. Good for jumps and rails very stable on landings. Also really good for going very fast and carving. Pretty much they're great for everything except powder. They have nice thick edges, a scratch resistant base (as long as you keep them waxed) and a good top sheet which doesn't chip easily. Plus they've got very good pop - I ski on 171cm by the way.
The Traveling Circus and El Dente a fair bit softer then the AR7's so they'll be good for butters and rails. I personally haven't skied on these skis so I can't say much about them.
Line Chronic's seem good also, I've only heard good things about them lots of people seem to like.
Really all of them are great skis and it will really just come down to what you want out of the ski. I hope this helped.
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For you I would look for something small and soft. The new afterbang may be a good option. They are really soft next year but fairly light now. The 161 may be a god little ski. I woul go those over chronic and TC for you. The al dente will prob be a bit much and the ar7 too. Maybe a thall but prob a bit stiff too. See what you can demo next season.
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i would try the 2013 punx they are great skis, but they will be stiffer next year. Check out the 2014 atomic infamous. They should be soft, playful and good for someone your size. I havent ridden them personally though.
ya but i heard that the TC and afterbang can be quite heavy. This would be hard for a smaller skier to improve in the park. Skate deck contruction can also get waterlogged. He also said that he likes decent sized jumps. The slightly stiffer flex would be better for that. He will also grow in the future.
OP: I would recommend a longish size so you can grow into them and dont need to buy new skis every year. What flex would you prefer on your skis, a noodle or a playful slightly stiffer ski?
The TC is a little heavy as its wider but the after bang is super light. Also it's anything that they get water logged so no need worry about that. A afterbang in 161 would be good for the op. for me they were in rideable as they are so soft so someone much lighter could rip on them. Also park skis generally will only last about 2 years of hard rails so get the size you need now and buy bigger if you need when they inevitably break. Never a good idea to buy skis to grow into as you will slow your progression just when you should be progressing the most.
ya that makes sense, but i stand by staying away from the afterbang because of a friend's experience and i personally dont like skatedeck. Skis are made like skis for a reason. Are they different next year?
Yeah they changed them up a lot for next year. They now have the butter zone so the make up is very differnt. The olds ones ill agree we're not a great ski but the new ones if you want a super soft ski are not bad. But if you only weigh 110lbs a super soft ski would be a mid flex ski, so for op not a bad option. Any thing that someone 160-180lbs could ride would feel like a race ski to someone as small as op so the ski suggestions need to take that into account.