Zypherhow do you ski? Example - I like skiing trees, fast and i need a ski that can pivot and turn on a dime, however, the ski needs to be heavier and stiff in order to bust through crud and be stable on cliffs.
Where do you ski?
How long have you skied?
What have you ridden before?
What did you like/not like about those skis?
Where do you usually mount your skis?
Are you going to be putting these through the ringer for 100+ day seasons or are you the weekend warrior?
need some more info if anybody on here can help you out.
How do I ski: fast and with big airs. Tight trees.
Where: mostly mt Seymour, one of the local hills near Vancouver; Big dumps of heavy snow. I also usually do some trips around BC every year; places like Revelstoke, big white, whistler, Sun peaks.
How long: 17 years I think
What other skis I've ridden:
Line invaders: fun on groomer days and in the park. Shit in the pow, likely due to center mount.
Atomic thugs: massive skis 120mm underfoot and 191cm long. No rocker tip or tail, mounted 5cm back from center. Theses are a dream in deep snow, but feel like to much ski to swing around in anything less than 30cms. I wish it was easier to ride powder switch in them.
Line afterbangs: see invaders
Solomon Shogun: bought a very beat up pair for 50$. The overall demsions are what I'm looking for, but this pair is worn the fuck out. I liked that at this width they still felt allright in the park, but were still good in powder. Again, they didn't handle switch pow very well.
Rossignol b2 bandit: was a long time ago, but overall I remember I liked these skis. They couldn't handle pow over 20cms very well though.
K2 black magic: going way back now. Ancient skis back when being "shaped" was a thing. I was amazed at being able to carve. Once went down west cirque at whistler in a complete white out after smoking a blunt with 30cms of fresh with these skis. It was a struggle.
Some old ass Rossignol straight skis: my very first pair, used from my freinds brother. All I remember is sucking ass at skiing and having fun with my freinds.
I don't ski 100 day seasons but I prolly hit 50 last year. Im a weekend and weeknight warrior.