KwaasyI have my wider, softer snow ski already (112 Reckoner) and I’m looking for a 90-100mm ski that I can rip groomers/hard pack on and feel comfortable at high speeds with little chatter. I also really like riding twin tips, and would still like something that I can have fun with off-piste. My thoughts are something with a lot of camber and not as much rocker? Please let me know if y’all have any suggestions that might fit what I’m looking for.. my initial thoughts were the Dynastar Menace 98 and BlackOps Holyshred.
Hi mate, I currently have a pair of the J-Skis Masterblaster in a 187cm being touted above, been riding them for 5 seasons. I ski all mountain and XL line in the park with these. They are more directional than a park focused 95mm ski would be, but I still have no issue at all skiing them switch at speeds great enough for 18m kickers. They have a reasonable amount of rocker in them, and to be fair its the only thing I would change, as I basically see rocker as something to help people that can't ski properly off piste in most cases. Rocker reduces effective edge and consequently lets skis smear and butter about. I guess being an ex racer I don't really like that, but also prefer not to have that looseness in XL park. That said they are really nice all rounders. I did buy a new set of 184cm ARV96 last week for next season, and they have less length of rocker in the tips and tails I would say, more camber under foot and are similarly stiff so will be nice and poppy and will carve well as a result. I know they used to make a titanium laminated ARV96ti, but couldn't find any in the sales. They would be same but a bit stiffer and heavier.
For reference my top ski all time is the original Atomic Theory in a 185cm - so 95mm under foot very little rocker in tips and tails and pretty centre mounted all mountain twin tip. Excellent all rounder ski with a nice 20m radius on it, which is about perfect for the carve into a 16-18m kicker :-) Still haven't skied anything I think is a better one ski quiver. I guess this was why the did away with it. Differentiated designs mean people end up having. more than one set of planks... Only thing you may not want to be doing with something like this is dropping a 20 foot cliff... but in Europe these days you'll be far more likely to be skiing piste than off, so all the stupid flappy tips as just a waste of time mostly....