I just bought some 176 dumonts (model with the black base, not the 09's).
I'm worried they're going to be too stiff for me. Frankly, i'm not a great skier- the extent of my trick's is just basic grabs, no spins, etc.
Obviously, i'd like to work towards becoming better, but for the time being, do you guys think the dumonts will be too stiff? I'm 5'9 160lbs. I'm currently skiing on some older chronics, which are known to be pretty stiff as well. Iv'e never skied anything else though, so I can't say whether they were too stiff for me or not (i'm actually not even sure if i'd be able to tell the difference riding them....)
I'd like to learn to butter/jib around, which from what I understand is best with a softer ski. I'm afraid they wont be as playful as I would like them to be.
What do you guys think? I'm considering just putting them back up for sale and waiting for something else.