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Volkl Wall Vs. Volkl Ledge
I'm receiving a pair of Volkl's as part of a scholarship thing and I'm stuck between the Wall and the Ledge, and what size I size I should get. I'm female, 5'4, 115 pounds. I'm competing at a national level now in both park and pipe, however not really that experienced with freeskiing (severe lack of competition), but I'm looking to be. Also I would need to get 2 pairs of the same ski, just in case park ski breaks or something, and I can just hop on my pipe skiis for comps or whatever so I don't have to learn new skiis.
So basically I need a Volkl ski that can double up as a park and pipe ski, would suit my small stature, and is made for a pretty advanced skier. If the ledge and/or wall don't fit what I need, I would really appreciate some suggestions. Honestly have no idea what I'm doing. Thx.
Go with the Wall's, the Ledge is Volkl's entry level price point park ski whereas the Wall is the high end park ski which most of their pros ski.
The biggest problem with the Ledge is that it uses an extruded base. Extruded bases are cheap, durable and primarily used on rentals and cheap skis, but they do not hold wax well and are slower then the other type of base called sintered used on all good skis (the Walls have a sintered base). My current skis have sintered bases and my old skis had extruded bases, the new skis are so much faster, it makes getting speed in the pipe and clearing big jumps a lot easier.
The Wall's will work perfectly fine in both park and pipe, just make sure you detune your edges underfoot on the pair that you're using for rails and boxes. Hitting rails and boxes with sharp edges is guaranteed to end in something breaking, be it your skis or your bones.
I like to ski with loose underpants or boxers on so my balls can swish around and chill.
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