HughJanusI’m looking for suggestions on a twin tip ski to use in softer conditions and the occasional powder days in the northeast. I love my Line Chronics but want something longer and fatter for tree lines and freshies. I really like the Line SFB but is 176 overkill for my size? I’m looking for a surfy/poppy/buttery ski with 105-110 underfoot. I don’t care for a very stiff/damp ski as I can charge pretty damn hard with my chronics and don’t mind the occasional chattering.
I’m 5’4” & 145 lbs
Current Ski: Line chronic 164
Location: Catskill and Green Mountains
These are what I’m considering in order:
Line SFB 176
Jeffrey 108 176 or 171
Moment Wildcat 108 174
4frnt Devastator 172
Side note: I think the 21 and 22 SFB top sheets are hideous but graphics are not really one of my concerns
The new SFBs ski short, but that’s too long for you, and I like long skis I’m 185cm I ski a lotta 193s but my sfb are the 184s, fun as fuck
I love moments, but the wildcat is not my first rec for powder/trees/butters ,I would choose the commanders but they’re not twin tips, or buttery, I would recommend you a mind bender for what you like, but again, not a twin or buttery
The devastator would be a really good pick 👍🏻, but not buttery IMO
Can’t comment of jeffreys but def gonna take some strength to bend them to butter at your weight I hear
I would def go with a praxis piste jib in a 164 or 174, custom 2,3, or 4 flex, +10 waist at 109, custom topsheet at $649 if that price is in your range
k2 reckoner deserves a look, armada arv
skiP.E.I.SFB is a super fun ski, I skiied the ones with the blue tree graphic and they feel like a wide park ski and are pretty versatile. Can't give much input on the other skis, but I would love to try some wildcats.
That is the older/stiffer sfb , great ski but the new one are a lot softer, the ones your talking about are like 2014 models, we’re talking post 2019
WoFlowzI ski k2 marksman as my daily driver in the Alleghenys and Allegheny foot hills, their not super soft but I’d say its a medium/light soft flex, kinda playful and poppy but once broken in and are enough for me who likes to do the occasional butter, sometimes an Ollie over a snow fence. Plenty of float for east coast pow, heavy so they hold their own on harder snow. I like them all around only downside is k2 doesn’t make them anymore.
That a buttery ski? How about trees? Seems a lil forward mounted to be a really really good tree ski, and out east I’d go 106, I’m kinda stoked to get this ski, I need a 187 or 191, can’t wait for next years topsheets
mystery3No mention of the SBH?
Nomad 105 might beagood call as well but my vote is to go wide, maybe the SBH 114?