Greg_KIn the Armada line, the ARV 96 would be the best bet for harder snow but still fun all mountain. Instead of the Line Blend, go for the Line Chronic as it is narrower, stiffer and would provide way more stability while still being playful. The Volkl Revolt 95 or K2 Poacher would also be similar skis to the Chronic that do park and all mountain very well.
The ON3P Kartel 98, Moment PB&J or Black Crows Camox are fantastic skis but you won't find any of those for sale often unless you are buying them new. Might see current stock sold on a bit of a deal soon if they still have stock remaining on the 2018 models.
Thanks a bunch for the suggestions! I totally forgot that the poachers existed and they seem to fit the bill pretty well. I’ve been going around to a bunch of gearswaps in town and have been seeing some pb&j s around but they’re all still 400 bucks which kinda blows. As well, I’ll have to look into the revolt 95s and the arv 96s. In your opinion, how to the arv 106s do in the park? There is a pair of 188 arv106s on craigslist rn for 325 with only one mount. A little pricey for what I’m looking for but seem to fit the bill. I don’t hit many rails and when I do it’s a pretty simple trick so my edges don’t normally get too borked. I’m more of a jumps guy.
-Danyou are pretty much describing the stinger from HG skis
96 underfoot 178cm full camber but not too stiff. can def get flexier as you break them in.
the point that doesnt mix is cheaper. retail is expensive but use "TRU" coupon code for $150 off at check out.
Perhaps its still a bit out of your price range, you may be able to find some used ones for sale but they dont make many pairs so i'm not sure how to help you there. I think you'd be best off saving up to get the ski you want vs going for a cheaper used alternative and sacrificing some of characteristics you really want.
Best of luck to you!
Thanks for the suggestion and the discount code man! Like you said, still a little out of my price range haha. Question though, is hg ever going to look at making like a 184-186 transfer or stinger? I usually rip skis in the mid 180s so 178 might be a little squirrely for me especially with the center mount. With all that being said, I’ve always thought about snagging a pair of the el’s and using them as a park setup so maybe that discount code will get some use in the future haha.
powpatrolI can vouch for the camox,amazing ski but doesn’t tick all your boxes and could get pretty beat in the park.
Another ski off the top of my head would be the line sick day?
Sick days have been in the back of my mind for a bit too. I think one of the shops in town has an old pair of SD95?s for sale pretty cheap so maybe I’ll have to take a peep at those.