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Inexpensive beginner freestyle skis?

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This season is my first season back on skis in 3 years, and it is my first year ever i am going to be doing freestyle skiing. I was wondering what are some inexpensive twin tip freestyle skis geared to beginner freestylers.  I am not a beginner skier however.  I would so on the part of the mountain that isn't the park section, I would be an intermediate skier, but on the park section I am definitely at a beginner level.

If any of this helps:

I am 5'8 about 130lbs 17 yrs old

Beginner/Intermediate

Skiing on mostly groomed, hard-ish snow

Looking for skis that are mostly used for park, but can handle themselves on the rest of the mountain at some speed.

Very inexpensive if possible, perhaps even earlier year models, i am using my own money for this is I want CHEAP, yet still fairly good skis.

 

 

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REI had the K2 Silencers for under $200, not sure what they still have and what sizes...

 

I hear they do fine in the park. I can also vouch for their all-rounder performance for lighter weights. I bought a new pr when they were 82 waist, for really cheap, and found them to be way more ski than they;re given credit for. Can carve an awesome turn at slalom speeds, great fun on varied conditions, also some great skis in the boot-top deep fresh we had on the local SOCal Mtns last year. Not demanding, but up to the task of anything steep or hard at Mt Baldy...

I Thought I was buying some 'rock' skis for when riding the long straights would be no fun, and when I didn;t want to trash my 'newer' skis - I was wrong! these are a hoot! And short of bombing big, open, above treeline Snowfields, these do really fine! They eat up tight tree runs...

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I reckon any of the skis in the video below will be pretty inexpensive for freestyle skiing:

 

 

Stay thirsty, my friend.

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I reckon any of the skis in the video below will be pretty inexpensive for freestyle skiing:

 

 

Stay thirsty, my friend.


The bump run footage. New. Hero. 

 

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I found the performance of the Zuma (Swallow-made) twin tips was really impressive for the price, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a ski like you describe:   I will bet the price is also impressively affordable.

 

Review HERE.

Importer/Dealer HERE

 

Of course, there is always EBAY...and the always impressive collection of "previous year models" at Colorado Ski Warehouse.

 

 

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The bump run footage. New. Hero. 

 



You know, I thought the same thing when I watched that; the one dude was using his 215s the way god intended, despite the terrain.  He must've had to re-tailor his stretchy pants...

post #7 of 7
My son, also 17, just got a pair of K2 Recoil's - they're 50/50 park/all mountain. Has some great features and are priced 'relatively low' for a brand new ski at peak season - $499. That may be above your budget, as i wouldnt call $499 'cheap'.

I do respect the fact that youre purchasing them with your own money - good for you !
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