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Blizzard Magnum 8.1 Vs K2 AMP Aftershock

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi guys, I need a little help from your expert brains!

 

Looking for some all mountain skis, and have whittled the list down to these two. I'm mostly an on piste skier, ski quite aggressively and around level 8. When snow is good though I regularly go off piste - in Europe however, the snow isn't usually great!

 

My heart says Blizzard, as the Aftershock is 70% off piste 30% on, and I probably ski the reverse. Are these percentages important? I'm also concerned an 86mm waist is too wide in the Aftershock.

 

What do you think I'd get on best with? The Blizzard is in 172cm, the Aftershock in 174cm, and these are the only size options.

 

The Blizzard is this years model at $785, the Aftershock last years at $610.

 

I am 71 inches and 175lb. 

 

Thanks a million!!

 

 

post #2 of 8

Welcome to Epic. I'd take the 8.1 for your mission 10 times out of 10. 172 is fine for you. And this year's 8.1 has a touch of early rise, I think, which should make a great ski even better for crud and soft conditions when/if they occur. 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

A solid recommendation then! Good news about the 172 too! May end up purchasing them sooner rather than later:)

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Welcome to Epic. I'd take the 8.1 for your mission 10 times out of 10. 172 is fine for you. And this year's 8.1 has a touch of early rise, I think, which should make a great ski even better for crud and soft conditions when/if they occur. 



+1

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+2

 

SJ

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

good, its nice to hear a good consistent opinion! Cheers

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

To muddy the waters further, just read about the Volkl Kendo which seem to fit the bill too - how do they compare with the Magnum 8.1s?!

 

Edit: just seen this thread:) 

http://www.epicski.com/t/101938/volkl-kendo-or-blizzard-magnum-8-1

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice, my new 8.1's came through the door today:)

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