Was looking at skis earlier today and I'm having trouble deciding on which ski to get (go figure lulz).
riding mostly rails/jibs/all mountain (very little pipe). I want
something flexible and playfull, perferably symetrical but doesn't have
I was just test flexing the anthem and the after bang, they seem about
the same but i'm not sure how well the afterbang will work all mountain.
I want to focus on park and improve this season, but I also need the ski to work well all mountain for instructing. Doesn't have to be hardcore groomer ski, just needs to work outside of the park. Riding icecoast if it makes a difference, very little pow.
as a fellow instructor on the ice coast, i use ski blades for instructing. i have a pair of old 05 line x-flys and they are perfect for instructing, its easier to make short quick turns, much less clumsy and more more maneuverable at slow speeds, you can skate up the hill much easier, and i dont care if some little kid runs over them. i highly recommend you try to pick up a pair of blades.
but go for the anthems, their cheaper, better for all mountain, a proven design, and their a bit wider for those rare pow days.