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SofaKingSicki wouldn't base almost anything on ski reviews. have you actually experienced big durability issues so often yourself?
skis are fuckin fantastic these days IMO. i buy skis like once every 3 years for 3-400 bucks and believe me i treat them like shit
im just gonna spitball here and throw out an option: here are some poachers for $370 and free shipping. poachers are really well regarded in performance and also for durability and i believe they fit the bill for what you described wanting
BLandzIve owned about 5-6 pairs of park skis. Some pretty good ones too like icelantics. And ever since I started to send it harder, I always get edge ripouts. And I a baby my skis too. I guess at the end of the day skis are skis and no matter ehat i ride im gonna be able to do the same tricks. HG are like my dream but they don’t make anymore. I guess it just sucks not having my dream ski :(
BLandzI think I just gotta stop being a pussy and just buy a pair of skis. The thing is if I find a deal I can probs get like 2 K2 Poachers for about the price of a pair of ON3Ps. I think thtat might be my best bet honestly
BLandzIm in the market for new skis and it really made me realized how shitty skis are. Every ski review I read says the ski breaks in a couple days or its not the kind of ski I want. I just want a ski thats 95-100 underfoot, medium flex, symmetrical if possible, and most imprtant it needs to be durable. HG’s were gonna be my go to but they’re outta business :(. Possibly thinking about buying movement skis, anyone ride those?
jupiterhenryI ended up copping the Liberty Helix 98s on sale last sprint, largely due to the durability they mention in the roof box review. I would have definitely liked something fully symmetrical, but it sounds like they rip pretty well center mounted anyways. Of course, all this is coming from a guy who doesn't even have the bindings mounted yet, so I have zero experience on these...but if you're looking at Poachers, I'd read that roof box review of the Helix 98s first, because they sound like relatively similar skis in a lot of ways, and they reviewers go out of their way to mention how surprised they were at the Helix's durability.
**This post was edited on Aug 30th 2019 at 3:11:26pm
Grizzly corn skis don’t care about your opinion
DunderflipI STRONGLY recommend mounting the helixes -1 cm or further back. they're a wicked fun ski but definitely directional and definitely not built for a center mount. if you ask me, they beat the poachers on almost every mark though. way more fun for the type of skiing I do
jupiterhenryYeah I'm still on the fence, but I'm leaning toward mounting around -3 cm. Mark, who did the roofbox review, had them mounted true center for his testing and seemed to love it. But then there's another review on Blister where one guy mounts them at -8 where it's recommended, and another guy mounted at -3, and the second guy seemed to like them more.
The thing is, I'm really trying to improve my switch game this year. I can land switch decently but I've never taken off switch on anything big, and I can't carve switch to save my life. So I don't want to mount any further back than I have to.
You ride helixes? Where did you mount? Do you wish you would have gone any farther back/forward at all?