Hey NS, hows its going?
I'm in the market for some new skis and I wasnt too sure what would be best for me so I figured I would come on here for a little advice. Unfortunately my 2012 Pipe Cleaners are past their last stand as there is about two feet of edge missing on the inside of the right one making them pretty much unusable. Black Friday is right around the corner so i would like to have a clear cut decision on what would be best by then so i can look for a good deal. Ive done some research and the three choices and ive narrowed it down to the ON3P Kartels, Armada ARV's or AR8's. I am also open to pretty much any other ski that someone recommends. I would say i'm a type 3 skier who also feels confident on pretty much anything in the park. My home mountain is pretty small at only 700 feet of vert so I guess something geared toward park skiing would be the best choice as there is not much else to do but I would also like something that can handle outside of the park too as i enjoy ripping on the groomers as well. I plan on making a few trips to Vermont this year and maybe eventually out west. Now to the choices.
Looks like they are the newer version of the Pipe Cleaner, which is a ski that I have used for the past five years. Didnt have too much to compare them to but I absolutely loved them would not mind grabbing another pair. Cheapest of the three options as well.
From word on here and across the web they seem like they are a great all around ski, only a little more pricey than the AR8's. I'm not too sure what size I would get either, torn between the 86' and 96's. Like the Kartel's they are rockered and I've never rode a rockered ski so I'm a little curious to see how they would fare.
Another great option that has a great rep on the web. Only thing putting me off about them is the price. If they are worth it that much more compared to the other two then I would consider grabbing them.
If anyone needs anymore clarification just lemme know, any input is good input to me.