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TheGreatSlushso I'm an intermediate level skier from New Zealand, dont exactly have the best snow here and I want to start getting into park, I'm more or less broke and still need to get my ass up the mountain. any recommendations? I'm looking at the Line tigersnake, something sub 400 USD is preferable
yhprum1720Check out the Armada ARV 86. They can be found at right around 400 bucks online.
Very similar dimensions to the Tiger Snake but in my opinion probably a more durable ski
**This post was edited on Jul 29th 2017 at 11:01:19am
Swandog7Second this. There's the 2018s on Evo.com for $399usd.
You could also if available look for Atomic Punx or something similar, I found these on Evo.com as well for ~$320usd
DarcAs a fellow kiwi, have a look at torpedo 7's (or any local stores) old skis or freezepro they are about the best deals we can get here. Remember importing skis here requires you to pay gst on them (15%) if they are more than $400 NZD, and you also have shipping costs too. From memory at the start of the season torpedo had 2017 poachers for around $600nzd and Wallisch pros were about there too. I'm not sure if those deals are still around at all but check out the local stores cause sometimes they slack updating their website for the clearance stuff. Both of those options are a little more stout than the tigersnake and might handle our firm snow a bit better too.
icednew to the park? under 400?
try to buy used.
rossingol makes some pretty decent twin tips for intermediate skiers for the mountain try the storms.
don't do line
TheGreatSlushwhats so bad about line? the Honey Badger is looking pretty attractive right now, and its at $270 through backcountry (sorry if im missing something here, never really knew anything about skis except how to slide down a hill on them until now im buying my own pair)
icednothings wrong with line. imo I think that if you are just getting into the park, you might want to get a more all mountain ski. At least the skis ive skied from them are park or bust