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Line chronic vs volkl wall
so these are both park skis I'm looking into. I want the chronic because it's wide, buttery, and just looks like a lot of fun to ride. I want the wall because it seems like the perfect park ski. The only thing I'm concerned about is its playfulness for urban jibs and jibbing around outside of the park. How do these skis feel?
dexg14Don't really have experience with the skies, but maybe this thread could give you some more information about the völkl wall(assuming you want the 2016's); http://www.newschoolers.com/news/read/2016-Gear-Tests-Volkl
This piece might give you an idea;
On the first few hits and rollers the pop was very evident. The ski got air borne with no effort and was consistently stable on landings.
One thing that really surprised me was how playful the tails were. For a seemingly quite stiff ski the tails are actually quite soft and are really easy to butter. I was finding they have a really nice flex point mid way from tail to heel piece.
Overall I was hugely impressed by the wall. I can honestly say it was the best park ski I tried today. They are stiff enough to carve hard and ski fast but without losing the playfulness I like in the tip and tail.
Read more at http://www.newschoolers.com/news/read/2016-Gear-Tests-Volkl#RTDPWlex1uh5QfDM.99[quote]
I haven't ridden Chronics, but I have a set of last season's Walls, and I can tell you that it's definitely very playful. It's a very responsive ski and you can definitely butter and jib without a problem, although that'll also depend on your weight and height obviously, but it's stiff enough to hold up on big jumps. From seeing friends on their Chronics they seem to be fine for medium sized kinda jumps, so if you want a ski to butter and jib and do a bit of jumping I'd say Chronic, and if you want a ski that can go massive and won't let you down, but that you can get a bit jibby on too, then go walls
I have Chronics, so ill give you my 2cents, also have skied a shit load of skis. The chronics to me honesty aren't that soft to me. They are however a killer ski, I beat the fuck out of them on rails and jumps (yes normal wear and tear) nice pop. Personally feel like they hold on very well on groomers too. The camber is nice. You say the chronic is wide. It's 92 thats almost small now a days. Just something to look into, maybe the Blend. I just spent this season on Shreditor 102, probably the most fun/playful ski I have ever been on in the park, and on groomers. Maybe do some research on those. Both similar, wider, softer, less camber though/more rocker, to me, gives more playfuless but a little less pop and stability.
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