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Volkl Wall or Volkl Step?
I'm looking at the volkl wall or step to buy for next season. Im 5' 10.5 and only weigh 130lbs so i'm wondering if the walls would be too stiff for me. I like to ski all mountain but end up messing around in the park usially. Im decent at jumps and going to start doing rails next season. Feel free to suggest other skis also. Thanks.
I got a pair of walls this season, and i love em. I mounted true center, so they are used 100% park, and while the stiffness makes it a bit more difficult to butter around, i find them much more stable both on rails and in the air than my previous park sticks that were all flexy n shit. I have been able to hold onto my grinds much better than I have in the past few years, which I attribute to the stiffness. Personally, I feel much more confident on a rail when my ski isn't flopping around (take this with a grain of salt tho - I've only been riding park for a few years lol)
I haven't been on a pair of steps, so I can't tell you which one is "better" for you unfortunately. What I can say though is I would 100% recommend the wall to anyone riding park, and I wouldn't worry too much about the stiffness - you will learn to appreciate it when you're out there sliding entire rails and stomping fatty airs.
Hope this helps!
volkl wall is about the stiffest ski ever so if you want to do butters thats not the right ski but the step I think if much flexier or at least it was in past years but I'm not sure about now. But if I were you I would get some k2 skis. All super durable and if you do break them they are really good with their warranty.
I have steps and have rode them for 3 seasons in the park now and can happily say they are amazing. theyre light, stiff enough to be confident on bigger features but forgiving enough for butters and not being bucked for making a mistake. I have rode them everywhere including powder, they can ski powder but obviously arent ideal for it. they ride hardpack and can hold an edge well. for your weight i would say the step is more suited given the stiffness of the walls.
if you plan to spend ~90% of your time in the park then the step is more suited to you, if not you should look into a wider more all mountain ski.
i rode a pair of walls for 2 full seasons and never had any problems with pullouts or anything like that. still in great shape, started to delam at the very end but they're overall great skis
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