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4FRNT switchblade vs Atomic Infamous
I can get these both at the same price. What should i get? I Dont know a lot about the switchblade but it seems pretty cool. Im 6 foot tall, 155lbs and ski mostly park. Ive a decent park skier who spins 9's, flat 3's, misty 5's and my rail game is not to bad, i can 270 on and off comfortably. what would you recommend?
I would say switchblades I haven't actually ridden either but I've had friends on both and the infamous has worse durability for sure. My friend loves his blades his username is stinky.pete you can ask him more info.
Thanks for the responses so far guys. keep them coming!
Spent some time on the infamous, seemed pretty fun, check my profile for the review. But the design has been plagued with durability issues ...
Woohoo first post eva! Last year I rode both the switchblade and the infamous, they both have pros and cons.
The cons on the infamous greatly outweigh the pros. The infamous ski carves like a race ski(it's built by a race company) but the durability is crap, the section on the tail where the two pieces of edge meet together came apart after 4 weeks of riding. Also the bases are soft AF! Sliding rails causes the base to become dented inward from multiple stomps and disasters onto rails. For jumps, I like them more, they have a stiffer flex than the 4frmt but are still really soft, this is better for jumps and helps maintain its shape. Also the atomic safe probably the poppies ski I've ever used, they have SOoooooo much camber in em. Overall, I still don't recommend this ski because a ski is pointless when it has dented bases and broken edges.
The switchblade is a much more durable ski, I recommend this because it lasts longer and hold up as a good all around ski, even outside of park. My least favorite part of this ski is that it is soft, much too soft of s camber ski. it looses its camber in less than a week! After that the ski just feels really dead and washy, but it doesn't really matter for park that much. the rocker shape in the tip is good for real skiing but still carves like crap after edges are dull and camber is missing
I've used both skis last year and the 4frnts lasted 4 months while the atomic lasted less than a month. The 4frnt is the most durable ski I've ridden so far. All my skis break very quickly tho so it may just be me, I broke a pair of APO Kai's within 3 weeks, but it's probably a defect cuz the edge delamed about 4 feet along the underfoot
Have fun and choose wisely, don't get atomic! Also look into the faction 1.0 u could have fun on those I've heard great things about em!
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