I have some afterbangs, and personally I am not a fan. Other people like them. Am I the nay one who doesn't? They seem to heavy, and not much of pop. It may be that I weigh 115 lbs? Give me your opinion. Thanks.
I actually enjoyed my old afterbangs, they were my first twin tip and lasted me 3 seasons, sketchy on big jumps, but i was a beginner so it did not matter. They are kinda heavy but just do some leg work outs and your fine
People need to stop bitching about the weight, and the "dead feel"
Want to know how to fix both of those problems? Actually get out and do some exercises that will strengthen your lower body. Stop complaining
I really enjoyed mine, but they lasted only for one winter, and they were pretty slow. Plus they lasted only about one winter. I bought them in the middle of the season, about a month later the edge of the nose ripped. Then next season, about the same time the another nose fucked up. Fun and jibby skis but they didn't last long for me. My friend had abang shortys, he is quite short, and his abangs cracked from the inner layers. on a scale 4-10 I'd give them a 6.
Have you tried it? Why do you think people work out in other sports? Skiing is the same thing. People work out to make a job they are doing easier to handle. If your bitching about the weight, having more powerful legs and hip helps that out a ton.
I like mine. Ive got the 177's and Im 6'1 and 140 lbs. They have quite a bit of pop for me, I was surprised how much pop you can get out of them when you learn how to ski on them. Afterbangs won't do all the work for you.
The difference in durability between most extruded bases and most sintered bases is minimal. Both will last a long time if they're maintained, or fall apart fast if they're disregarded. The higher quality sintered race bases are slightly less durable than the rest, but again, it shouldn't be too much of an issue if they're well maintained. They're faster, but require more frequent waxing, so when people wax them as often as a regular base they don't last quite as long. Bottom line is most base types will be as durable as the time and TLC you put into them. Take care of your gear and it'll take care of you.
I personally love mine. However, as far as the park scene goes I can't get enough rails and jibs so that may be why. I don't think they're notably bad on jumps but they're definitely not the best. If your looking for a fun, buttery ski to slay rails then get them. Very reasonable price.