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WoosHow tall are you homie? I'm 5'11 and my 182s are about the same height as me. They are the exact same size as my 178 K2 Domains.
s.buchs143Oh sorry, I’m 5’6.5” but I’m only 15 but I’ll grow to around 5’8” ish. Rn I’m 120lbs too.
WoosI'm pretty pro long skis but with your current height they will be difficult. When you hit 5'8" you would be good but until then I'd try to wait if possible. It really depends on your skill level and ski preference though.
Yo just to clarify my 182s are 1" taller than me. I measured them and they are basically 6' on the mark.
**This post was edited on Feb 26th 2019 at 8:07:11pm
s.buchs143This season was my first real mainly park season so I’m pretty new.
**This post was edited on Feb 26th 2019 at 9:08:40pm
WoosDon't buy Wets until you hit 5'8" then. They'd be a little big on you at 5'8" but not bad at all. Until then I'd get something else and I usually catch flak for recommending too long of skis. I'd also recommend something closer to a traditional slopestyle ski or an all mountain park ski if you are just starting. It will teach you better habits and make learning jump tricks MUCH easier. The Wets are hyped for good reason but I think there are much better skis for this situation. If you only ski rails or live in the midwest they'd be fine (if you were taller) but I meet both of those requirements and find myself missing a stiffer ski when I'm hitting jumps or leave the park. Have you considered Armada E-Dollos, Armada B-Dogs, Armada ARV 86s, ON3P Magnus 90s, Moment PB&Jibs, Line Honeybadgers, Line T-Walls, K2 Sights, or J Skis Whipits?
You could go Icelantic Nomad 95s, ON3P Kartel 96s, ON3P Magnus 102s, Armada ARV 96s, Line Chronics, J Skis Allplays, Line Blends, Moment PB&Js, Moment Frankenskis, K2 Poachers, or Candide 2.0s if you want something with a larger width that is still VERY park capable. By larger I mean a 95-102 width.
There are obviously other great companies and skis but this is a list of skis that I could see myself recommending in certain situations. I could list more but those were what popped into my head.
**This post was edited on Feb 26th 2019 at 9:30:23pm
cpohlTom wallisch pros sound perfect for you and youll be able to get a good price on them soon with the season coming to an end
s.buchs143Thanks man this actually really helps me alot. I have actually thought about a few of those Skis including Magnus 90, nomads 95, edollo, and candides but it really came down to price, durability, and type of skiing. That's why I picked the wets, because they are cheaper than others and have that kind of fun/playful riding style. And I've heard they are tanks. At the start of this season I bought some second hand Magnus 90 171 but the shop could only get to as close as 2 inch from center because of previous holes. I need a ski that week so I just impulse bought the head caddy in a 171 because it's was the only park ski in store at that time. And it was a big difference moving from a 158 volkl transfer to a 171 full cambered brick. So now I'm stuck with a head caddy 171 that has terrible durability and is heavy and stiff. I don't know how you interpreted what I said earlier about skill but I meant that I just started park skiing but am still an aggressive and confident all mountain skier, if that even helps your thoughts. I also planned on the 177 because I've always been skiing a longer ski (caddy 171) so I've never really gotten to learn spinning. And I've heard these ride insanely short. It's always a pain for me because I'm short and light but skiing these big heavy skis.
WoosNo problem dude. Personally I'd probably go with some ON3P Magnus 90s or the Moment PB&Jibs if I were in your shoes but those are pricey. Honeybadgers are playful as hell and a good price but they don't hold up as well as a lot of other skis. Armada B-Dogs might be a great option since they are a 90 waste, similar to E-Dollos, and can be found for a fair price. ARV 86s are nice too but they are a little stiffer than other skis you looked at. The Nomads, E-Dollos and Candides are great but you're looking at skis with a wider waste than something like the Wets then.
I meant to list the E-Dollos under my wider ski list that I posted previously btw, was just a typo.
s.buchs143Yeah I like your options and don't worry about the typos. The list I've created in my head is mainly the Magnus 90, Vishnu wet, faction prodigy 1, bdogs, and nomads. The only reason I'm not including some of yours is because take moment for exampls, I heard their quality isn't the best, and I ski Ice a lot so more towards the 95 and under category. Also if I do send it and go all out with money and get the magnuses, what size would you rrcommend?
**This post was edited on Feb 26th 2019 at 10:56:38pm
WoosI'd try to get 171s. They aren't in stock currently though but that should change. Do you still have the Magnuses you bought that was already drilled? I'm not a shop tech but maybe you could mount demo bindings (Demo Attack 13s are great) on them. That would allow you to adjust the bindings and ride center mounted.
EDIT: Also where did you hear about quality issues with Moments? I've heard nothing but the opposite. They seem like one of the most bombproof companies out right now.
**This post was edited on Feb 26th 2019 at 11:01:29pm
s.buchs143Ahhh chucks, nah I don't have them anymore. The seller let me send them bsck. I never thought of that and it's really smart and I feel so dumb now. And I don't remember where I heard it, it wasn't recently though and he probably just skied rocks in his backyard lol. And ughhh I'm basically torn on just getting the 177 wets when they restock and then 183s in a few years, or getting the 171 magnus's. The only other ski was really thinking was the prodigy 1, what are your thoughts on those?
WoosI don't know enough about the Prodigys but I've heard nothing but good things. I think the Magnus 90s would be a better choice until you hit 5'8"+ btw. And don't feel dumb about not thinking of the demo binding thing. There's a good chance that wouldn't work anyways.