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Aged park rat needs updating
Colorado native here. In my youth I skied park mostly and owned Line Anthems 171 + Armada AR7 161 with Look PX12 bindings. I still love my Full Tilt Booters from about 7 years ago.
In my late 20s now, I am looking for a general all-mountain ski where I can blast some fresh snow in trees, carve up groomers, and drop/jump some minor heights. I have been out of the loop when it comes to latest ski technology and styles since my college days 8ish years ago.
Ability: Capable of everything, although mostly ski blue-black due to girlfriend
I need help with skis (size, camber/rocker, etc, width) and bindings for all mountain.
Thank you very much.
I use the Line Blends for basically everything! Super fun to use man, I was patrolling last year at Sunshine In Banff and I used them non stop from everything from park to big back country stuffs
Get a pair of on3p kartel 98 or 106 and you'll never need something else. If you're looking for a quiver killer it can't be beat.
akskier95Get a pair of on3p kartel 98 or 106 and you'll never need something else. If you're looking for a quiver killer it can't be beat.
I agree with this man
If you want something that will rip all over the mountain without a care in the world, check out the Deathwish. 112 underfoot, Triple Camber, all mountain BEAST.
If you're looking to still rip the park every now and then, PB&J for sure. The young gun kids take it through the park daily while their dads rip the same ski down chutes, through the trees, and generally all over the mountain. Early rise gives you a playful, short ski feeling without compromising the full length edge carves you desire when you really rip into turns.
if you aren't doing park and are looking for an all mountain ski, the ON3P kartel 106 would probably be great. I own some ON3P filthy riches, and I've only heard good things about the kartel series. the full rocker profile takes some getting used to when you're used to full cambered skis, but it's a blast when you get used to them. they are fully rockered (which helps in the fresh stuff) but also hold a carve like a motherfucker. definitely check out ON3P, I don't think you'll regret it.
you might wanna check out kitten factory as well. they make some pretty good skis, and the layzrblaydz or allmountains might be what you're looking for in an all mountain ski. I THINK they are a rocker/camber hybrid. they're well built skis and they carve and ski incredibly well. plus, KF has great customer service. don't be afraid to shoot them an email with any questions you have, the guys are super friendly and happy to help.
also, as far as bindings go, I'd recommend FKS/look pivots. stellar bindings. the turn table heel release is amazing. jesters also probably wouldn't be a bad choice.
Thanks so much for the input.
Since buying this years models aren't a priority, are there other years/models I should consider?
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