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Need Some Assistance for Deciding on a Pow Ski
So, ill be the first to say it. I dont know shit when it comes to deciding on a pow ski. I know i really want a pair of them for (rare) days i get fresh around my home mountain, but they are more primary going to be used for trips outside of my state (PA) like going out to CO or VT.
So here it goes:
Height: 5 foot 7/8
Skiing ability: Advanced
Skis considering (in order of interest as of now):
183 Atomic Bent Chetlers
175 Armada JJ
I want to have a ski that i can take in to some tight trees, hit a couple bowls with, rip a few groomers and hit some park jumps every now and then when i get bored, and of course, be able to ski them in any sort of fresh snow condition. I dont want it to feel like i have two telephone poles strapped to my feet when im skiing in tight trees, etc...which is my main worry.
I think my main reason for this thread is more helping to get me on the right size of pow ski, because im scarred the 183 bent chetlers may be a little too much for me to handle when i really have to lay down some quick turns.
My other ski is the 171 blue steele (just for reference)
thanks a ton, and karma for answers
Damn phone, to finish my thought, don't even consider going with the 175 jj, def get the 185. To tell u the truth I haven't been on a ski that i've hated in the last three years, but do a little resaerch in to the flex patterns of the skis ur considering, if u can't demo. And try to buy from a shop that will give u a performance guarantee on any ski u buy. U may have to wait untill u get to colorado, but it is fairly imparative that u demo tho
Armada jj's: Not going to happen most likely. Have had a bad experience already with them and would rather not deal with them
Atomic Bent chetlers: has everything i want.
on3p caylors: Mainly people are persuading me to get them. Like i said, if they had more taper, it would be a no brainer.
and yes, my friends will even say it, i am the worst decision maker alive.
On the rare chance, has anyone ridden both the bent chetlers and the caylors that way i can get a real view about both skis and how they compare.
and yeah, sorry for getting on your nerves. i just havent made a solid decision yet, but i will very soon. thanks
U need to go ski them urself, I wish I could tell u what I thought would fit u better, and i'm sure the caylors are amazing ski and super well built, but I just feel like people are goning to keep pressuing u into getting on3p's as I kinda feel that is what gear talk has turned into lately
get the Bent Chetlers dude i had Atomic come into the shop this week to give us stock, got to try them last year amazing in POW!
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