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SKI Comparison help SideSeth vs. Sick Day 125
It's time again, a new season is comming up and this year I'm looking to expand my collection with a pair of powder skis.
I'm from Denmark, and I ski mainly in the European Alps.
I don't know if it's prohibited to link the skis from the shop directly, so I'm just gonna post names, pics and prices.
Line Sick Day 125 13/14
Available sizes 186 cm and 192 cm.
Price: Before 600€, now 300€.
K2 SideSeth 12/13
Available sizes 181 cm.
Price: Before 700€, now 300€.
I was thinking about going with the Line Sick Day 186 cm, but I don't know if the extra sidecut-centre width (7 mm) is too much for general European conditions.
My other skis I usually bring is a pair of K2 Kung Fujas 12/13 (179 cm), they have a width of 102 mm. So they should cover those days where the snow is not great enough for the Line Sick Day's right?
Hope for some inputs, cheers.
The sick day floats extremely good, but is not playfull at all. So it kinda depends on your style. If you want to be more joyfull and goofing around, take the k2
this may not be relevant for your, but coming from one Dane to another I would recommend that you consider how often you intend to use your powder ski. I will not discourage you by saying you should not invest in a powder ski but perhaps you should look into buying a smaller one than the two you mention, if you, like most Danes, are only able to go skiing a coulpe of weeks (or less) a year. Personally, I bought the 11/12 Bent Chetler (192cm: 144.5 - 123 - 136.5) when doing a "skibums"-season a few years ago. throughout that season I had plenty of powder days to develop and maintain physical aswell as technical skills that are required for riding the bigger skis (most newschoolers probably wont recognize this, since they are having so many ski days every season that they do not see this as an issue). I loved my Bent Chetlers and had lots and lots of good times on them! However, after my season I went back to the sad, sad normal conditions for Danes which are limiting us to very few days on skis a year (and even fewer powder days). Now I feel that my Bent Chetlers are most certainly too big for me since I of course do not ski them that often and thus have lost my previous "connection" to them. It is especially the length (192 cm) that I feel is making the ski more uncontrollable for me now (something I never thought of during my season).
So to sum up, I would advice you to consider buying a smaller ski as your powder ski if your skiing opportunities are like that of the typical ski-addicted Dane and only buy one in the size category like the two you mention if you are able to get more powder days than the average Dane (if you are doing a season for example).
Of course, this aspect does not necessarily apply to all, but giving that you are more or less the same size as me and Danish, I would advice you to consider these aspects of buying a powder ski I have presentend here =)
joesdapoesThe sick day floats extremely good, but is not playfull at all. So it kinda depends on your style. If you want to be more joyfull and goofing around, take the k2
The sideseth was designed because seth was skiing in the alps a ton..
However I heard the Sick Day is awesome in crud and hardpack for its size. Its definitely directional though. I dont think it even has tail rocker. If it does, its very minimal.
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