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adamwolynI weigh more (190-200) so these skis are pretty noodle to me. they hold up fine on jumps but being able to do all these flat ground tricks while riding from the bottom of the park to the lift is too fun. also these kill on smaller rails as you can approach them in so many new ways and try a bunch of fun small tricks that you really cant with stiff skis
Swandog7Sounds great. I'm fairly light tho so they might be stiffer feel to me but I honestly had the stiffest skis ever made last year, Fully camber with a tip and tail height of like 6cm. My 190lb friend from my ski team couldn't butter them and they were 24cm shorter than his skis. I'm sure that these will feel just right
tomPietrowskiWhat skis were they out of interest? It's worth remembering that a lot of it will be technique. My main park skis this year were the salomon NFx which are a pretty stiff ski but even only at 160lbs I had no issue buttering them.
Going to to a much softer ski will be easier but don't forget you will lose the stability your used to on a stiffer ski so although you may find presses easier you may wash out more.
Honestly if you can demo but if you can't do that read as many reviews as you can. The review system on ns is gettin pretty well populated now so maybe start there.
Swandog72012 volkl alley. Size 148? I'm in minnesota and we really can't demo here because we aren't really a big ski place, but I only have hills so I basically never ski anything but park unless I take a trip. I'm not worried about losing some of the stability when I'm hot lapping a 400ft hill. I would way rather have a playful ski for the type of terrain I have here in MN
tomPietrowskiOk well they certainly are not a stiff ski but yeah if your only riding a small hill you should have no issues on a softer ski. The Jski is probably a great option. My buddy has the tropic thunder in the 90 size and they are very soft. He is a pretty small guy but still bigger then you I would guess and he only finds them too soft out of the park so I would guess for you they could be great. Really well made ski too so you should have no durability issues, tht is what I would look at. Just don't go the NS way of buying them too long.