i am looking into buying new skis, so i have my process still pretty fresh in my head.
first, its dimensions.
i have decided that i need a wider ski that has some substance to it, IE: NOT the anthem. preferably something with good all mountain/pow capabilities but not something like the AK Enemy.
so i have decided on a 90mm waist.
then i started looking at skis with a waist that size, looking at brands i trust first (K2, Line[amazingly enough] and 4frnt)
i am not too tough on skis, to be honest i still kinda suck at rails and shit, so if i have heard about edges ripping out i kinda just ignore it.
i definitely want sandwich construction, no capped, but thats not really an issue right now as far as i know.
at this point once i have the brands and models narrowed down and decided that they have similar flex and dimensions, it goes to a graphics war, and this is when its SUPER important.
i am actually still deliberating right now over two skis, and one company will be getting my $400+ simply because of some ink on plastic.
as for price, i have had my PE's for like 3-4 seasons now, so i dont mind spending some good money on a ski nowadays.
i think i will pick up a pair of invaders of fuji's on the side, too, though. simply because they are cheap and i have extra bindings.
hope that helped
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