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Hi guys, just stumbled across this forum and I think it will become my go to site for any ski discussion!

 

I'm currently looking at new skis to enter my one ski quiver (an awesome term I only found today).

 

A little about me: I'm 23, 5ft11 and weigh about 160/170lbs. I have been skiing 2/3 weeks on snow every year since I can remember. And have been an instructor at my local dry slope for 5 years. I enjoy a variety of skiing, piste, bumps, offpiste and an occasional foray into the park. Mostly I flit around between piste and offpiste popping in a few spins on available kickers here and there. As I'm getting older I'm finding I want to spend a bit more time on piste at a higher speed but I don't wanna sacrifice the ability to ride switch etc so gonna stick with twintips.

 

I currently ski the K2 Public Enemy 2008 169cm which I love in softer, even slushy Easter snow. In harder packed conditions its not so great. And at any kind of speed it starts flapping very easily.

 

I'm thinking about sticking to around the same length of ski ski. Heres a shortlist of skis I've been looking at:

 

Atomic Theory 171cm : All the magazines seem to rate these.

K2 KungFujas 169cm: Not sure if these are a bit wide though.

K2 Sight 169cm: Seem like the new version of PE by the dimensions.

Salomon Twenty Twelve 171cm: Again the magazines rate them.

Palmer P01 Freestyle(last season): My mates shop has them cheap.

 

Thanks for any help in this difficult decision! James

post #2 of 7

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Originally Posted by shrimpeh View Post

A little about me: I'm 23,

 

As I'm getting older I'm finding I want to spend a bit more time on piste

 

 

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Sorry, but that is just too funny.  You're a kid and talking about getting older.  Wow.  As I get older I'm finding I want to spend more and more time off piste in the trees, in deep powder and in the bumps.  I'm 67 BTW.

 

Demo the skis you're interested in first, then choose based on what you like.

post #3 of 7
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Haha not saying I'm getting old just that my style has changed last couple of years. Would love to demo all the beautiful skis but living in the UK there isn't really an opportunity to do so. Was thinking I should probably go a bit longer due to the rocker.

post #4 of 7

If you're skiing mostly groomers, what do you think rocker will do for you?

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

If you're skiing mostly groomers, what do you think rocker will do for you?



This is a good point. Unless you feel the amount of kickers you hit are worth having the rocker where it really doesn't do much good, I'd look into skis without.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

True, majority of skis these days seem to have a rocker on em, from what I understand its main benefit is in pow. Any suggestions for some I should be looking at without rocker?

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I can look into it and let you know- I know a couple but don't remember the models offhand. I'll get back to you about it

 

also, if you have a chance, let me know your thoughts on a q I had

http://www.epicski.com/t/106817/new-armada-pipe-cleaners-bindings

 

thanks

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