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Surface and Kingswood stiffness, choppy and pow conditions?
I am looking at getting a pow/choppy day ski. I ski in Colorado, I am mostly on mountain with some actual bc charging. I am 5' 8" 145 pounds and a very aggressive skier. I have been looking at the Surface Live Life, and the Kingswood 185 Fat. I am interested in the flex/ stiffness of these skis. I hate to say it but I might buy a ski blind without skiing them. Has anyone ridden any of these skis? The length of the Live life looks good, but I am not afraid of the 185 Kingswood. I am interested in a ski that is light yet somewhat stiff so i can bust through crud. Also has anyone had any good experiences with some AT bindings that can stand up to some beatings, i.e if i decide to take a lap through the park on them. Thank you guys for your info.
I am currently on a pairof the rossi scratch bc from 03-04? The tan and orange ones. They are beat up and too soft for me. They were too soft from the get go. I am interested in something wider underfoot. I am getting old and i don't want to work to hard in the deep stuff anymore. Ha!
if you can afford kingswoods, then go with them. on a whole different level than surface. so responsive and nice.
ill be super rich and own mt.hood and let everybody from ns ski for free... except freezed
Kwoods and Igneos' are in a league of their own. I'm going to buy a pair once I get a real job...
|| - Rowen........................NSTOR: 5
How are they on weight and are they stable through crud? I know they are pricey but i am interested in some cadillac style skis. Have you ridden any of these?
the price does make me cringe because i would like to get a pair of skis for groomers and pipe days.
If they were 110 at the waist i would be stoked, and if the elizabeh was longer, I would get it, if the ep pro was not 127 at the waist I would get it, hence the idea of the kingswoods, and or the surface. If kingswood would make me a 179 with a 110 waist there would be no question about it.
2cm? I thought the 100's were 100 at the waist, the kingswoods are 116 and the surface are 112
sorry, Im confused, great math day for me.
he's just saying that prophets are 100 waist, and then surface and kingswood centers are only 1.2 or 1.6 cm wider
Dude, joke's totally on them, you should make a t-shirt that says 'all you fools suck' and on the back it can say 'I rule coz T-dawg said so' and yeah, you'll be rockin it shibby, new steeze brah, wikkid! ~PhattTim
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I loved my Prophet 130s, but they are a whole different beast than the 100s.
I know for a fact that Kingswood makes amazing skis, and they are mad light because of the bamboo core. Between the Kingswoods and the Surfaces, I'd get the Kingswoods without a second thought...throw the Marker Duke on there and you're ready to rip.
"Nothing is impossible. You are only limited by fear and even that you can overcome."
"a simple equation:
force of impact + force of steeze = 0
the two negate each other. for eric, stomping a 60 ft cornice switch is like jumping on a really soft hotel mattress." - ChronicF explaining why Eric Pollard still has knees.
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