colorado_frenchyI think your sizing is wrong, skis like that are different than the skis you're used to: they have a twin tip, double rocker and a more centered mount point, leading the skis into skiing shorter than they are.
I'm about your size (183) and I would not get a ski like that in less than 180. A lot of brands carry 184 and it's usually my go to size for that type of skis. For a Revolt 104 that skis has so much rocker I'd get the 188.
That makes perfect sense, thanks for pointing that out.
Don't get the K2 Reckoner 102, with your background and your profile they're way to soft, yes they'll be fun to butter but from what I understand that's a small part of what you want to do, I bet you want a ski that you can skis hard everywhere and do nice carve on groomers while still being a "playful" twin tip. That's the assumption I'm making, correct me if I'm wrong and discard my recommendation if that's the case.
Your assumption is on point, I tried to butter with my Blizz Firebirds every now and then just for the fun of it but they're obviously way too stiff and just not made for shenanigans ;))
In theory I'm looking for a twin tip that works well in powder and freeride, yet fun on groomers and playful enough to try tricks every now and then. As these skis don't exist I'm trying to figure out whatever comes closest to this :-))
Unfortunately I don't live near the mountains so I'm only getting around 15-20 days on skies per season. Also I'm "already" 28 so I don't see myself double-backflipping around the park (as much as I would love to be able to backflip on skis).
The options you named (including ARV 96) are probably good with what you're looking for IMO.
Good to know I'm on the right track, thanks. I will also have a look at the skis you named.
Also I was thinking about getting touring bindings like Marker Baron or something similar. Is that a reasonable consideration or dumb?
Thanks for taking the time, I appreciate it!
**This post was edited on Jan 19th 2022 at 3:53:57pm