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Step ups vs. Chronic Crypts vs. Revivals
I live in the east and ski pretty much 100% park and was looking for something a little on the stiffer side. Which one of these skis is most durable? Do they all ski switch well? Any other recommendations? I'm sort of on a budget though. +k for help!
i personally ride stepups and i think they are great. i beat the hell out of them, jumps, rails, urban, they have withstood it all. and they still can hold up all around the mountain and at high speeds.
there is some minor delaming around the edges of the topsheet, but due to the nature of the graphic, it is less noticeable (and worrisome) than delaming on afterbangs. but of course, none of that affects performance anyway. definitely a very solid ski that i recommend
i cannot say much for the other skis, other than that my friend rides chronics. if you are hesitant on the whole "skatedeck" thing going on with stepups, the chronic is a great choice. solid all mountain ski that is super reliable in the park and has proven itself as a dope ski
but my vote is for the stepups cause i love mine
I have ridden the revivals for about 15 days, and they are pretty fun. If you are looking for a light, low swingweight ski, then this is not it. However, if you are a strong skier then you should be fine in the park. The ski is fairly heavy (i like heavyish park skis because i can feel where my skis are in the air), and is really damp. It is not very poppy. The skis are super stable and have a pretty stiff flex right under fooot and it gets softer the closer you get to the tips and tails. At first the ski is fairly stiff, but then it breaks in and gets medium soft in the tips and tails. Its a fairly fun ski. As for durability, they are a k2 which are usually bombproof. Mine have two edge cracks and the base and edge are delamming in the tail. I ski really hard though, and went through a phase where i disastered every rail, so take the durability part with a grain of salt. The rocker is very minor and i really only notice it in pow (the revivals are suprisingly fun in crud and pow) and on butters, these butter like a champ for a solid ski. The ski is mega stable on landings and feels like a heli pad when you land. Hope this helps out with your decision!
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thanks man they sound sick
anyone else with experience riding these?
until they get waterlogged. Make sure you dry them off
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I would man but they dont really come in my size
im not too into the skate deck construction, but thats just me, stepup would be the better ski for park, but dont let them get waterloged
but if u dont want skatedeck constrction get the cronic, but beware the cronic crypt is 92 underfoot so its wider then the 85 underfoot step up and not semitrical, but still mount it center!
all in all i recommend the step-up but if u dont want skate deck get the cronic crypt
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the whole "waterlog" thing is kind of a myth. or maybe i just don't have the problem cause i wipe my skis down thoroughly every time i use them and store them inside
Hey dude, I have the revivals for 4 days of skiing now and even though they are my first twins they are amazing. I have them at 179 and Im 179 cm tall and they feel like race skis when carving on black pistes! they handle jumps with easy, been doing 4-5 meter cliff drops and they soak that up too well some topsheet chipping but meh it happens to every ski BUY THEM also I have mine with some look pivot 14's so they are kinda heavy but dayum those bindings are burly as fuck!
How tall are you? cause the 179 domain actually measures up to a 182 or 183
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im 5'9" so im in between the 169 and 179 for domains
yeah I've always had trouble sizing for K2's. I'm like 5'5" and I'd go for the 169 domains. they'll measure longer but might feel a tiny bit shorter cause the rocker. but the 179 is way too long for me.
ive been riding chronics for 3 years, i have the ones with the orange and black design. love them.
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