paychecks are adding up and its time to start buying new gear. I need a really fun pow ski to replace my shot-to-shit new lifes. Coming off of a fully-rockered, symmetrical pow ski, I enjoyed the hell out of them and was looking for something similar. The YLE's are certainly a frontrunner in my selection, but was wondering if there are any other cool skis like that. (symmetrical, about 115-125mm underfoot, good flex that's stable but something to still butter and play around on, and something that's got a smeary/surfy ride to it).
I know those are kinda specific requests, but playful pow skis are something I'm looking for, and I call upon our own in-residence gear gurus to show me the light.
Thank you in advance as always, good people of NS.
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The pepitor was probably the most playful pow ski I tried. The new ones look pretty sweet too wit the wood look. They are really soft so super easy to mess around on but so long as you stay faiy centered you can ski reasonably hard. Tey are not a charger but if you prefer playful lines they are a great option.
agreed, unless you like tapered skis, then all you can think when riding them is that they would be 20X better if they would taper the tip. The lack of taper makes them way less nimble and because of that less fun.