_______________________________________ if you have cokers skis....ima g-stomp your ass bitch VIVE LE QUEBEC LIBRE 'YO IM NOT GAY, SNOWBLADES ARE NOT GAY, BUT SKIS ARE GAY' and i quoteth 'linesnowblades'
i love my bandits these new ones might take some getting used to but i have had no probs in the park with mine even switch cause they do have a slightly elevated tail. Plus my bandits perform much better 'all-mountain' than any twins i have ever rode.
Guy above: if you're thinking of actually buying B2s, demo them first. I hated them, personally... The b3s agreed with me, but that's a totally different ski. And guy above: many twins perform better all-mountain than a B1 (which I'm guessing is what you're talking about), in my opinion, anyways.
JD i have never ridden a pair of twins that were stiff enough for me, granted i havent had a lot of chances to demo other skis nor do i have several hundred bones to pick up new skis, i really wish i could get a pair of nice twins but its just not in the cards right now
I ride B1's on groomers and when I'm teaching. My Scratch FS's are just a little too wide underfoot. I just got a pair of 1260s though, and I'll see if they carve well enough, however, they're probably too soft.
Since we were being extreme for so long I got really hungry so we went to Mcdonalds and got some chicken mcnuggets. -Skimack
Guys honestly none of your park/powder skis can handle like some big ass bandits. Sorry but maidens pistols arvs bc's they all suck compared to a big fat stiff all mountain ski. Well if we are talking about ripping the shit of stuff anyway. Most of those skis I listed above are great all around skis but honestly a 195 B4 is going to fucking SMOKE any of your park/bc skis.
My guess is 95% of you couldnt handle a big stiff ski....but if you could you would know what Im talking about. I personally HATE riding my pistols on powder days where the snow isnt all untracked. Pistols are good for powder and not going to fast...but if you want speed then you have to get a real all mountain ski and ditch the skis alot of companies are coming out with now.
I haven't really had a chance to ski my Pistols in any really decent snow this year, 2 feet at most, and it wasn't really ideal snow to compare. 195 B3s at Baker were awesome. When I was forced to ski on groomers, I found they weren't at all versatile, and I tried taking them in the park... yeah, don't. But then, if there's a bunch of fresh snow to ski, I wouldn't be anywhere else, anyways. Overall, I wouldn't want to own them if they were my only ski, obviously, but they really do live up to their reputation if you can handle that much ski (and the 195 is a TOTALLY different ski from the 185, besides the length). I'd rather have pistols for all around skiing though, than a b2, which is supposed to be the all around bandit. I seriously disliked those things.
Reggaeconcept: it is possible to manage to include a plate system without making it very heavy... and it does improve performance. So I wouldn't knock it until I've tried it, personally. Maybe I'll demo some B4s next year if we get any snow, I've never ridden a plate on a fat ski.
I mean I'm not expecting any mind blowing graphic out of a intermeditate-advanced ski. They're fine for what they are, and if I needed a ski like that I'd buy them over something else, but I don't, hence me not buying some.