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Ski recommendation- K2 poacher or Candide 2.0
I was wondering whether the K2 poacher or Candide 2.0 would be a better fit for what I want. I want a sort of all mountain type ski but definitely something I would take to the park. I like the idea of sort of a wider base of a park ski (idea like a ON3p type ski but I don't want to be the millionth dude who thinks they can ride like other On3p riders). Ideally, I like medium flex and durability. Don't need a spin to win ski but just generally playful ski that can ride anything.
Well don't get the Candides cause you sure as shit can't ride like him. Its dumb to not buy a ski that you like just because you can't ride like the pros who ride them.
Dont get that argument either, the Kartel is a great all mountain ski.
Out the two you mentioned I would take the Candide 2.0, little wider and more playful.
the poacher is a super fun ski but its heavy as shit. idk what they put in that thing but its work to swing it around if youre used to a light ski. if youre gonna be spending time outside the park on them dont mount them center, i have trouble getting a good feeling carve in with mine center mounted, but i also detuned them to shit way past the bindings front and back lol. flex holds up really well in light chunder without being too stiff to ollie and press when you need to. moguls felt great once i got used to the weight. durability is dece, i never ptexed mine after ~35 days (but they need a couple small spots filled). cracked the edges a bunch before i detuned but no new cracks after. most fun ski to stomp on that i've ridden so far, jumps feel real good.
i know nothing about the candides
You should probably consider if you're going to be hitting a lot of rails or not. Candide 2s have 1.7 edge, poachers are 2.2 so i would guess the poachers would hold up a fair bit longer on rails. Haven't really seen a pair of Candide 2s that don't have edge pull outs or issues after a season when used on rails. Otherwise Candides are really light and fun and want to be in the air 24/7. No idea how the Poachers ski but there is a nice review on them by twig in roofbox reviews.
Poachers kick ass and will last you twice as long. Candides would be really playful and fun however but u won’t get the all mountain performance you can get with poachers
The poacher is awesome and definetly more on the heavy side.
If you want to ride all mountain I would prefer the Poacher since the candide is a true twin. It will also last you longer.
The Candide is still such a fun ski tho.
Do you have the chance to test ride both of them?
The poachers are heavy, have a long turn radius, a shit ton of swing weight, and have useless rivets that just fall out. The factions feel like premium vokles.
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