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Finally needing a replacement for my 2010 Anthems
Had a few years break off skiing but am back in full force. My 2010 Line Anthems are pretty trashed and much to my dismay I discovered that no stores happen to have a set gathering dust somewhere that I could purchase. I'm in Australia but would definitely purchase a pair from overseas if there was a new pair somewhere that anyone knows of, otherwise;
I was wondering what a good equivalent ski now-a-days is. I had a look at the new Line line up and noticed none of their skis are 100% symmetrical like the Anthem was (or even have butter zones?!?).
I'm after a ski that behaves as similar as possible (if there is one). Would love the true symmetric twin tips and something around 90-98mm waist. Butter zones are definitely desirable as they will be subject to mass amounts of steeze. I appreciated the lightness of the Anthems so that would be handy to have as well but I could learn to live with a heavier ski if need be.
Even if it's an outdated/earlier model of a particular type of ski I'm fine with that, as long as I have the ability to purchase one new. Budget is of no issue so any price is fine.
Appreciate any and all help and advice!
Yeah Uber soft symmetrical skis are hard to find these days.
I'd recommend the K2 domian. Fully symmetrical and damn soft. They will be a bit heavier than your anthems I think though.
A few you might consider:
J skis whip it's
Armada b dogs
Line traveling circus
I've been skiing a bunch of skis in this bracket for ski reviews and had a couple of pairs of anthems back in the day. The closest in terms of how they feel to ski for me is probably the Revision Talisman. They have the same soft flex camber tail with some stiffness underfoot, same cap construction torsional softness (though they have some proper sidewall under the boot). Nose rocker makes things feel a little different but they aren't far off. The Line Honey Badger isn't that far off either, closer in dimensions but it's even looser torsionally.
**This post was edited on Sep 8th 2016 at 1:30:20pm
line travelling circus ski is the same as the anthem. except the last year they made them i think they widened them a bit. so look for those if you want a straight replacement
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