Looking for a used pair of skis preferably around 175 (I'm 5'11 150).
Let me know what you've got!
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jmellberg800Got some pretty much brand new armada aldente in a 168, they dont have a lot of rocker so they will ski longer like a 176 with rocker. Skied two days, have a hole drilled all the way through the ski on accident but it was professionally repaired before it hit the snow. No core damage at all. $200. pm me
steezysimonThis is like telling a girl oh yeah I have an 8 inch penis and then pulling out a 5 incher then just being sly and dropping the fact that it doesn't get hard
jmellberg800In what way? they were never skied with the drill through. they were fixed professionally and I know for a fact it will not affect the way the skis ride or their durability factor at all.
steezysimonIf there was a hole drilled all the way through them it will affect the ski, even if it is fixed professionally. Now the base isn't one solid piece and there's a weak spot in the ski. It's just like mounting skis multiple times, even if you plug the wholes it's still going to compromise the skis ridigity and durability. And while I'm at it I might as well point out 168 isn't gonna ride like 176 rocker lol I have the same ski 188 and it feels like 180
jmellberg800first of all 1 mount and 1 hole will not affect the skis durability very much. You may see some durability issues after the 3rd mount or 4th. skis can be mounted multiple times and still perform good. Also the base is still one solid piece. It wasnt cut in half and then glued back together! Thats like saying the base is not one solid piece because you get a core shot and then have it p texed. Maybe if it was two mounts and an extra hole.
Third, wtf are you talking about when it comes to rocker and camber. Rockered skis feel shorter because of the contact points. Rocker means the tips and tails dont contact the snow as much. where a camber ski will have more contact with the snow. so depending on the ski in question a 168 cambered ski can definitely feel like a 176 rockered ski in terms of contact points.
steezysimonTake a piece of wood, drill some holes in it, put plugs in it and guess what? It's not as strong as it was. It's the same thing with a ski.
You just proved my point by saying rocker skis feel shorter. Al dentes are camber underfoot with a slight early rise in the tip and a clear obvious rocker in the front. It's literally in the ski description rocker/camber
SkiLefleyI have some Armada B-Dogs in a 176. Both this year and last years. PM me for more info. Also to the guy above saying the El Dente skis longer is completely wrong. They definitely ski a little shorter in my opinion just like any other rocketed ski. Not like my opinion matters tho. I only do demos with that ski all the time