idk which skis those are exactly cause i havent paid attention in a while but dynastar park skis are fucking awesome. they don't have the all star team and park presence they used to have but the troublemaker was THE park ski for a few years and for good reason
"What I care about is being able to click into my skis for the rest of my life. I care about being on top of the mountains with my best friends. If I'm on my skis, I've got a big smile on my face. And I want to keep it that way." T-Hall http://vimeo.com/thenewsolution
yeah dude i believe it. troublemakers were super popular (besides the edge durability issue) because they were great in the park but also carved like motherfuckers. great, great all around skis, and i would think theyve only refined their skis since then so unless this ski youre wondering about it some price point ski or something (which im pretty sure it isn't), you are getting a really sick pair of skis for cheap
After 5 days on these skis I can say that they are the best pair of skis I've ever owned. First of all the things pop right into outer space, it's amazing how much spring they have to them. Right out of the shop I had them detuned underfoot and the edge they held on groomers was phenomenal. I guess it really does help to have a racing background in your park skis. Anyways, I was making turns that I had never made before due to how well these things held. I also decided to actually do some outside of the park skiing for a change and wanted to test how they handled at high speed. Basically, I flew straight down a hill and hit about 75mph and heard little to no chattering and was still under control. As far as all mountain goes, they get a 9/10. The reason they are not a 10 is because they are 87 underfoot and don't fair too well in the steep and deep.
Here is where they really shine, the park. I spent most of my time over the last five days just lapping the park and really testing the limits on these skis. As far as control on rails goes they were incredible. Regular switch ups were easy and surface swaps literally came around like butter. I'm pretty sure I did close to 100 surface swaps since I've had these. That near flat camber really does help on rails. The swingweight wasn't very high at all. I could get 4s around on tiny rails fine and I'm a bigger guy at 6'3 180. They have a stiffer feel out of the box but they quickly break in and I got adjusted to them immediately. I'd say they are a medium to stiff flex, so a 6/10. Unfortunately I do live on the ice coast and the biggest jump I hit was 35ft. That being said, they handled great on it and the landings were pretty stable. As far as durability goes, they are doing pretty well considering how many rails I hit per day. I do switch which ski is on which foot every time I ski and I suggest that you do as well. The edges underfoot are looking fine. The actual skis have quite a bit of scratching but who gives a fuck about scratching.
So the final report is that this is by far the best ski I have ever owned. I ski on the ice coast so if they handle well here they should do well anywhere. If anybody has any questions on them just pm me or post them in this thread. Hope this review helped. Peace
Just a little update on the skis... I now have 15 days on them and I can say I love them even more, the performance has stayed great but there are some durability problems now. On both skis there are 4 edge breaks underfoot and one bad edge break on the one ski. I have been rotating them every time I go out so I would imagine this would just double for one ski if you have a foot designated ski. The top sheet is chipping but every ski does that. The bindings are holding in well as I expected and the edge on the rest of the ski is holding up fine too.
that is to be expected from a big guy in crazy cold temperatures. 4 is getting away with a lot. My friend totalled his skis last week from the cold weather and they were only a few weeks old. The cold is really doing a number on everything
Sadly this will be my final update for the skis. This weekend the edges on both skis are practically gone underfoot. The one edge has 7 inches of edge gone underfoot and the ptex has chipped revealing the core and some fiberglass. The other ski has about 2 inches gone but will pull out next weekend definitley. Performance wise they were amazing but it took me 1 month to pretty much ruin them.