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Hey guys/ladies/whatever y'all identify as,
I'm looking for some advice on which skis to buy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here's some info about me:
I'm 140lbs, and a pretty advanced skier when it comes to regular old trails, but I'm looking to try out the park this coming season as it looks extremely fun. I prefer a shorter ski that can hold its own in (sometimes icy or bumpy) east-coast conditions (I ski mainly in MA, VT, and NH). I'd probably be skiing around 35% park and 65% all-mtn, but I'd still prefer a lightweight, poppy ski that would be fun in the park. I'm not a super hard-charger, so I don't need anything too stiff or aggressive, but it'd be nice if they could hold an edge well.
Hope this is enough info. Any advice?
So far I've been looking at the ON3P Kartel 98s at 161cm, although the cheapest I've found them at is around $400-500 which is a bit more than I'd like to spend, especially w/out bindings. I'm happy to look at last year's/two seasons ago's skis, however I know that sometimes there are adjustments made each year so I'll have to be mindful of that.
As for bindings, I was looking at something like the Marker Griffon Schizos so I can change my stance from all-mtn to park and vice versa. Thoughts? Is it worth it?
If I sound like an idiot I apologize; I'm no expert at this.
**This thread was edited on Sep 21st 2016 at 10:47:56am
**This thread was edited on Sep 21st 2016 at 10:48:40am