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Recs for skis similar to Line Chronic?
Hey everyone, just signed up for NS, so stoked to find this community!
I'm looking for recs for skis similar to the Chronic.
I am completely new to park but ski everything else on the mountain. Currently skiing 50/50 split between on and off piste but expecting to use my new skis for 70% all mountain 30% park. I like going fast on the mountain and hitting jumps, so I am looking for something that will give me good stability for speed/landings. I don't expect to spend a ton of time on jibs but would like something where I am able to try my hand at them without it being too stiff and difficult
What I'm looking for in a ski:
Medium flex, on the stiffer side for a park ski
Around 90-95mm underfoot, give or take
Northern California - Lake Tahoe Basin
Advanced Type 3 skier
25, 5'8" (173 cm) and 140 lb (64kg)
Why not just get the Chronic? I want to learn about other comparable options that I have and do some price and comparison shopping. Am open to buying last year model skis but not a fan of last year's graphics for the Chronic. Open to any and all suggestions!
Look into the Armada AR8 and ARV86/96. Also, the Volkl Wall is going to be a bit stiff and without any rocker, but ride similar to the Chronics. Another light, responsive ski is Faction's Candide 1.0.
Welcome to the community!
J Skis Whip It (more park oriented/ 90mm waist)
K2 Poacher (96mm waist)
Faction Candide 1.0 (90mm waist)
Line Tom Wallisch Pro (90mm waist)
Völkl Revolt (95mm waist)
Personally i would choose the Poacher, they are durable and poppy, and you can also Ski a little pow with them if you want to.
A friend of mine had the chronic and he said they were good for all mountain and easy to get a hang of, but because of the lightness they were not so durable and also the topsheet chips easily. His topsheet delamed after one season.
**This post was edited on Sep 8th 2017 at 9:00:36am
Another great option is the k2 domain, they are 90mm underfoot, are kinda stiff but still flexy, they are very stable and can handle all mountain as well as park. Another great option as mentioned before is the k2 poacher.
ON3P Kartel 98
My recommendations personally:
J skis all play
And the k2 poacher
I would definitely recommend the Line Chronics. I had K2 Sights before and found the Chronics blew them out the water on absolutely everything. I have been riding the Chronics for 2 seasons now and they've delivered the goods time after time, easily the best ski I've ridden. They are a great all rounder, not so much in the deep stuff but can easily handle a bit of pow. Great in the park, smashing big kickers and have held up fine on the rails. Great for charging down groomers and jibbing round the mountain. I would say that they're not all that buttery but would still highly recommend and this years graphic is sick.
I'm not a big fan of park skis getting wider but thats just personal preference, these are a total solid ski, you wouldn't regret it.
Hope this helps.
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