Im looking for a pair of all mountain skis. Im just starting out in the park, the biggest jump ive hit is 15ft, and ive never hit a rail. Im looking for skis that is great in the park, but still performs good on trails and possibly glades. Im a somewhat agressive skiier, 5'10" 150lbs. Skis im thinking about are the line chronics, armada el reys or ar7s, and bindings im thinking about are the dynastar nx12s, marker jesters, or rossignol fks14. Im looking for lightweight, yet durable skis. And cheap would be nice.
Looking for your input/advice
Well 165 cm will definitely be too short for someone who is 5 10. A longer ski will give you a little bit more stability on the bigger jumps and I dont know your age but if you are still growing the ski might last you longer assuming you don't destroy it in the park. The ar7 comes in 166 171 and 176 cm. I would say stay clear of the 166, and go with the 176, but if you are coming from a really short ski and think 176 would be too much of an adjustment go for the 171.
Okay, would 168 to 176 be too much of a change? I thought shorter skis would be better for spinning, but i guess stability is far more important and i dont really know much about the right ski length for me so
Ok, then i should be good, im going to go with the ar7s and the griffon binding...
Also, do you happen to ski blue hills in canton? I noticed MA in ur avatar. I usually ski there like three days out of my winter, the rest of the time i go to loon, sunday river , bretton woods, killington, and sometimes wachusett