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im not a big fan of lines, and i already have a pair of k2s
...are the ar6's worth the extra like $150
When I had a problem with my Armadas, I sent them an email. Tyson Hall CALLED ME BACK personally, gave me a RA# over the phone so I didn't have to deal with a shop, took care of the issue, sent me new skis, plus hooked me up with a shirt and a sick hat for the trouble.
It doesn't get much if ANY better than that customer service right there. And this is from a ski company that is getting pretty large. They have the quality and design of a large company with the customer service of a small company, that is the shit right there.
You might think that with smaller core companies you are gettting better quality, but in most cases that is simply not true.
Go with Armada, K2, or Line girl specific skis. Or Volkl, or Salomon whatever, but please for the love of god don't support Boone, unless you really think they are a good company, but I hope to god you didn't buy into "the sexiest skis on the planet" marketing. That is just plain childish, ineffective, and uncreative to slap a picture of a hot chick holding your skis on an ad and expect to move product.
okay so never mind how each of the companies market their skis or their warrentys or whatever because they both sound pretty legit and i dont really care
i just had a horrible realization though...i went to the ski shop and looked at a random pair of 165s and was like shit these are pretty long
and im a pretty weak scronny sad thing. and im not that good at park anyhow so it'll just make life hard. and we dont get much good powder at apex anyhow...
so here's the argument should i be like fuck it i'll get the 165s i like the boones better (i already do so no point in trying to change my mind :P) OR should i be like hmm well whatever everyone at my hills gonna have the ar6's but theyre a sick ski and i can get them 161 which is probabllyyy a better length for me.
size wise: really depends where you want to go with it. do you plan on becoming way good at park or is it just kind of whatever? also depends on how good of a skier you are... and what size were your last pair of skis?
if you really plan on progressing just get the 165s; in the long run you'll like them better.
if you're a pretty decent skier and you can handle a 156-161 then go for the 165s. otherwise you'll prob have more fun with the 161s. is the flex the same on both?