Ok guys, I need some ideas. I’m 5’11, 185-190lbs. I’m a good skier, new to the park scene. I grew up in Europe skiing pow and dropping cliffs, not so much hitting jumps and rails. I now live on the east coast, so I frequent loon gunstock and Sunday River. My quiver consists of the following:
182cm Faction CT 1.0
177cm Faction Prodigy 2.0
184cm Faction CT 3.0 (this years)
im looking for a 102-108 waisted ski for buttering and wheelieing (wheelying?) around the mountain and lap the park. I don’t want something as soft as the blend, but want to be able to butter and wheelie and Ollie easily. Also unsure about length, I think 180-182 is gonna be my sweet spot. I’ve been thinking about the following
178 or 184 Faction CT 2.0-worried that the edges on these won’t stand up to daily abuse in the park
180 Armada ARV 106-heard great things about these but have yet to ski them
177 K2 Marksman-I’ve heard that these are stiffer than pros make them look, please correct me if I’m wrong
ON3P Kartel 108 181-also heard these are not super soft
ON3P Magnus 102 181-^ same thing
Vishnu Wide 183-very curious about these, I read @Twig s review but want to see if anyone else has experience.
I work at a shop and can get most of these at a deal, but please feel free to drop more suggestions. Cheers guys!