i rode on a lift with an old guy that had some foils and he asked me "do your skis have the turned up thing on the tail too??" i just about jumped off the lift. why did that guy need twins? he was talking about how silly park skiing is too. it really pissed me off
yeah park skis are easier to ride. Thats why you always see old people on Foils especially because they have a far back sidecut that they are used to, they are light, buttery, and easy to turn. Do you ever see old people rocking Head Mojos or ANTs? nope! they are harder to shred.
hahaha the Foils are the skis of choice for many old people.
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not necessarily do your research first, my karmas are not cheap or easy to ski, my mom uses volkl attiva ac2's and no way she could handle a stiff fast ski like mine, granted there are beginner twins like salomon 720's and maybe scratches and the silencer maybe but skis like seths karmas etc. are not conducive for beginner skiing
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why does everyone care so much? Is it like a status simbol to have twin-tips or something and you don't feel cool any more when you see an old person or "gaper" riding them? Just let people ride whatever ski they want to, it's all personal preference and you don't need to be able to do a switch 540 to use twin tips(i'm sure most people who are bitching about it couldn't anyways).
i dnt like seeing people who don't freeski/park ski because twin tips are the way we recognize eachother. When im on the mountain and i see someone on twins i will automatically go up to them and start talking. By recognizing eahcother so easily in a crowd in helps our community come together.
This is why snowboarders arent as close together as skiers. theres too many of them and no distinction to tell who does park.
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bottom line - more and more skis in the mid fat tfat catagory are twins. they are light, easy to ski and ride great in pow.
and if you need a reason to ride them when you dont ride switch, remember whatused to happen if u ski tight trees, make a bad uphill turn then roll back. on flat tails u dig in and go arse over.
ps my mum can do threes
Heloo, my name is Shane Mckonkey. I was born in Vancouver Canada, thats aboot three hours north of, ah, seattle.
Right now were here in Bella Coola Canada, and ah, weve been shut in by the weather for like three weeks eh. We havn't shot fuck all. Ooh, Soory.
We've just been sittng around, eating pasta, and spending loonies and toonies on Kokanee and peelers.
But, as soon as this weather clears, im gunna pull on my toque, eat some canadian bacon, and ah, im keen to giver.
My mother skis on my old twins. My dad has some 1080's too. The funny part about my dad's is that he got them from this lady whose husband had died and was a hardcore racer or something. I was really confused when I saw that they were twin-tips.
me: so was the ski trip with peters church?
howie: his ex
me: his ex-church?
me: his ex-girlfriends church?
me: wow, you guys really wanted to go skiing
"Do your research"? He knows plenty more than you do, buddy. Karmas aren't hard to ski. At all. They're moderately stiff, and they're also pretty cheap; my shop sells them for 499cdn, which is about half what you can pay for a good carving ski. Your mom skis on AC2s? If she went one step up to the AC3 she'd be riding on something stiffer and about twice as expensive as yours.
Besides, he never said the rule applied to all twins. Just those referenced, like 10s. Personally I'll sell twins to whoever will buy them.
We can get them for you wholesale.
There's this whole family of gaper ass morons at my hill that all ride twins, I've seen the dad on more than one pair even, troublemakers and foils, and maybe another pair too, not sure, but his wife and kids all ride twins too, and non of them know how to ski, I sometimes see the son or dad try to do a 180 or go switch a liitle ways and just fall over, it's pretty funny, But personally I don't care what people ride, I do agree about the community thing though, twin tips are how I recognize people who I think might have similars skiing interests as me and that's how you make riding buddies...it's hard when half the people on the hill have twins and half of those people can't make decent parallel turns.
twins are cheaper skis sometimes (invaders, fujatives etc.) and they are just more fun to ski on.... I would ride most twins even if I never skied park, or switch, i just like how they handle as opposed to race skis.