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Need help picking out a ski.
I recently snapped the core of my Line Masterminds and am looking for a new pair ASAP. Looking for a ski that is primarily park (although I will take it all over the mountain), lightweight and buttery while still being decently durable, and a moderate price range- hoping to spend less than $400. I've looked at the Scott Punisher Jibs, Liberty LTEs, Line Stepups, Armada El Rey's and more. Any other recommendations?
Although its 450$ the liberty antigen is a fun soft really light park ski great. For all mountain they will start to chatter when you you're ripping but that's pretty expected in a ski this soft.
I would drop the extra $50 and get some 182 Punx. It will be a better investment in the long run and you won't be stuck with a cheap ski later on. If you can't go over 400 though the El Reys would be your best bet. Not the most durable but it's a solid ski.
And the Evo outlet does have No times for 289 right now, don't know much about them though.
I love my volkl Walls for sure. Great overall ski, even handled well in 1.5 foot pow. or go with the Punx for sure
The no times aren't a bad ski for the price. Except they are really really soft
Anyone have experience on the punx? i know they are insanely skinny
I wouldn`t really call it all that skinny at 82 underfoot. I have a pair and love them. Super light, nice and buttery, and seem to be fairly durable (have about 10 days on them). I`d spend the extra 50 and buy a pair of them. Solid ski.
The LTE would be a great ski comming off masterminds. I had a pair of masterminds before I got my LTEs and I absolutely love them. Punx are a great ski aswell, super flexy and light they're kinda like a better quality mastermind so they'd be easy to get used to. Hope this helps!!
You can get Atomic Punx on eBay for $350, that is such a deal. Get them in 182. From my experience, they are seem to handle the whole mountain great. I only have about 4 days on them, but landed my first front/backflips with them, and overall have been having a great time on them. Highly recommended.
The punx on ebay only come in 173, I ended up buying the 182 at a local shop
atomics suck. my brother had them and within the first 10 days of using them they got de-surfaced
dont get them. read my other reply.
what's de-surfaced? do you mean they delaminated?
this years line chronics if you can get a good deal. low swing weight, nice and snappy but still flexes nice, 92 waist and slight rocker works perfectly for park but is still a lot of fun all over the mountain.
Domains are the shit, light buttery as well as durable and they are the best for me
atomics are by no means a shitty ski, theyre one of the best in the biz. Your bros must have just been a defect or normal, lots of skis start to chip in the topsheet fairly quickly
his whole top sheet came off. and im not saying there a shitty ski, they just dont withstand much i guess
was it really delamination or just topsheet chipping? if it really delamed i'd be surprised if atomic didn't warranty them
they didnt but skis.com did. they let him pick any ski he wanted.and im pretty sure atomic gave them permission to do that
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