COULD A MODERATOR PLEASE MOVE THIS THREAD TO THE SKI GEAR SECTION!!!! Sorry for the inconvenience.
I am trying to decide between one of these skis for all-mountain twin tips. But first you need some information.
I ski mainly in the East Coast USA, Killington, Okemo, Canon, Stowe, Mt.Snow, Sunapee, Loon, etc. so I will have to deal with some ice and crappy conditions.
I am 5 feet 8 inches tall and I weigh a very light 142 pounds. I am expected to experience a small growth spurt over the next year as well as a weight gain since I am just beginning a lifting program (Ima lanky dude).
I have been skiing since I was six and would describe my ability as an advanced intermediate to advanced skier I ski (more advanced). I am looking for a ski that I can grow with. I like to take both quick short turns as well as long carving turns. I want something that won't hold me back since I am feeling extra daring (and stupid) this year. :/
I am trying to decide between the
Atomic Panic 2012 87mm waist
K2 Recoil 2012 90mm waist
Atomic Theory 2012 95mm waist
The Panic's seem to be the lightest and most agile of the 3 but will they hold up at high speeds. Also the Theory are supposed to be identical to the Panics except the Theory have a 95mm waist.
I am not sure if the Theory would be too much for my size especially if I want something quick.
As far as the k2 it seems to be a bit more stable at high speeds than the panic but with less agility.
If anyone has any experience and could help me in my decision that would be greatly appreciated. If there is a better ski I should look at then tell me that too, thanks.
Also what length? Would 171-173 be a good length?