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nick_candageI've been looking at the candide 4.0 16/17 version, atomic bentchetler, line mordecai, and k2 shreditors a lot. Any opinions about those skis? thanks
GlacierGoatShreditor 112s are sick, but soft. They can handle speed pretty well, BUT if you get backseat or too far forward, you will wash them out. Definitely my favorite "jibby fat ski" tho, it inspires so much confidence to try new tricks. Its an extremely good all mountain ski if you have good balance, just dial the speed back from "10" to about "7".
Line Mordecai is significantly stiffer, better for crud, but still a jib ski. This ski intrigues me, I will most likely go with it next year as a jib ski, now that shreditor 112s are discontinued.
Kartel 116 will be a good option too. I had the jeffrey 114 last year, and it was great, but not as jibby as the shreditors. they didnt make me want to try new tricks like the shreditors do. however they were much better for charging and ralling through crud, and had better float (all on3p float amazingly). this would be a great option if you already know how to jib well, and need to take it to the next level.
Bibbys are too dead/damp feeling to be a "jib ski", but they can definitely jib if you have strong legs. I have owned them (190cm) and I thought of them as more of a resort powder charger that can trick a bit easier than the rest of that category... The jeffrey 114 or kartel 116 is definitely a better all around ski than the bibby, however the bibby is an amazing pow ski on par with the billy goat, just a different feel.
The Billy Goats are surfy, smeary (smurfy?) and pivoty, but not a "jib ski". Its a powder specific profile, thats chargey and smurfy at the same time, and does a great job in all mountain conditions if you have strong legs. It is directional and heavy, and even though its one of my favorite skis ever, I would not recommend it in this situation. Maybe if you only jib in a directional fashion (IE, only shiftys, grabs, 360s, 720s, and dont ski switch ever), then it could work, but its still heavy. Like this bibby, its in the Resort Powder Charger category.
cdblu_freeskiMoment bibbys or on3p Billy goats might be what you want, check em out!
Quack.Jeffery could be good?
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nick_candageDoes anyone have any opinions on the 4frnt YLE? Thanks
nick_candageThanks robinthehood, I'm having issues with the sizing too. I am between sizes. My size is a 182ish ski. I am ar I was wondering if I would overpower the 177 and it would be squirrely at speed and if the 187 would be hard to spin since I am new to spinning. Any opinions on sizing would be appreciated.
.lenconI had the YLEs. Super fun and chargy. I got the Jeffrey 114 and like them more but the YLe is a close second.
And yeah sizing is weird. 4frnt sizes small so the 177 is like a 175 and 187 is like 185. I need something that is 177 true but since they're fat you can go a little smaller
nick_candageThanks lencon, I didn't they ran small. How is the swing weight on the YLEs? I'll probably go for the 187.
DirtyDruidWhat's the deal with touring on jibby, center mounted, fat skis? any issues?
I have 189 shreditor 112s, and am debating putting beast 14s on them, even though they lost the tip/tail skin attachments for 2016 models...
DirtyDruidIm going -2, maybe -2.5..