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Skis.. skis... which skis?
Alright guys, you lot know a lot more about the dozens of skis out there than I do so I'm lookin for some help. ++karma.
Basically, I'm sick of my carver skis (Head C220 SI year.. 2004? 2005?), I outgrew them years ago but haven't got round to buying new ones. Last season I had my eyes on the 2008 Armada ARVs and am thinking of buying the 2008s this season with Dynastar PX 12 Jib Wide bindings.
Blacks comfortable - carving, somewhat comfortable doing quick short turns.
Off-piste - I can ski bowls fine, trees had some troubles with but I'm going to use the "it was my skis" excuse
Park - none... :(
What I want is an all-mountain ski which I can ski fast with on piste if I want to, and have some good float when the powder days come. As for park performance I'm not really bothered as I'm slowly dabbing into that whole area. Bindings wise, nothing too stiff I guess as my knees love popping out of place, but I think I could just lower the din setting.
Watcha reckon? Thanks.
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My heights 178cm and weights 78kg btw.. Which I think is 5"10 and 172 pounds.
big trouble's, and if you're not getting to heavy into park stuff prophet 90s (they've got metal in, potential to bend on park jumps/bad landings) or even some rossi S3's
get a ski around 200 bucks or something. look into like last years skis if you need to. just dont get nothin but trouble i made a mistake on those last year.
Yeah get a BIg Trouble, they have them on evogear for 300, i's worth it.
id go for the prophet 100s or the volkl bridge.
So I guess you guys don't rate the armada arvs highly? The big trouble look nice, prob be a bitch to lose in powder though if ya dont have a ribbon.
What about the bindings? One I spoke bout should be alright? Also.. 176cm a good height if im 178? Seems a bit long
I'd go with the ar6...they're sick
maybe look at some Lines too
something around 115 would be good for you
definitely not below 95 waiste
armada JJ's or volkl bridge man
both similar, bridge may be a little stiffer but both can work well in crud and on groomers - ive atually seen some poeple use bridges in the park and im sure JJs you can do same with. i'd say 177 size as well for ski length.
Going from evogear, it's really between the bridge and the big trouble.
Bridge seems to have a shorter turning radius and both are 92mm waist, but the bridges are only available at 169 whereas the big troubles are 166 or 176.
At 178 I guess 169 isn't too bad?
At the moment I'm gearing more towards the 169cm volkl 2008 bridges.
If anyone knows of any good european ski selling sites that would be a huge help as I'm in Europe it costs a 100 bucks more just to get it shipped over. Will have a drop by my local stores to see if they could order it but as they're last years skis may not get lucky.
the bridge would be my bet too
def the bridge. i luv mine, they straight rip all mtn in any snow condition
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