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Save up for sure and get this next years.
So I also own both the 179cm Hellbent and the Line EP Pro. I love both skis, but as my everday East Coast, yes I said East Coast Ski, I would choose the Line EP Pro. I have been skiing them for 2 years now and love them for skiing in every condition from hard pack to deep snow. Tose of you who own them and are good skiers know what I am talking about when I say the Line EP Pro is the most versatile ski that I have ever been on. I do product testing so I have tested just about everything on the market for the past 10 years. My ski of choice, and I can choose from every ski, is the Line EP Pro. For how soft the ski is it is absolutley amazing how well it carves with its 15m turn radius on groomers. I have been out skiing my EP's and have had Race coaches tell their kids during SL training to try and match my turns. It is amazing the trenches that you can leave with the EP. The only time I like the Hellbent more is landing off big cliffs as the HB has just a little bit more beef underfoot, but for everything else I love how the EP responds in all conditions. In powder they are just amazing how they will surf, it is a totally different feeling then other powder skis. The one thing with the EP Pro is that you need to be a good skier as it will show your mistakes easily because of how soft they are. Don't overwork the ski as it will not be enjoyable, just ski and play that's what the EP Pro wants to do and that is what you should want to do. Other skis I did enjoy was the Atomic Bentchetler and for true resort rocker the Armada JJ is also a lot of fun, it really is just a narrower version of the Bentchetler.
2010 Line EP Pro Skis