I was up at Seven Springs today and I had to chance to demo a pair of 2012 Magnums in 170cm length, and I absolutely loved them. However, I didn't get the chance to demo the Titans because I was not comfortable with the length (177).
I started skiing last year and I've been on a pair of K2 Shockwaves in 163 with Lange RS110 boots. I've been perfectly fine with this setup but after demoing the Magnums today and going back to my Shockwaves I realized how unstable they are at high speed as well as the fact that they do not like to turn on the faster blacks.
My birthday is coming up and I was thinking about asking for new skis but I can't decide between the Titans and the Magnums. I like the fact that the Titans are wider especially since I'm usually skiing in the east coast crud, and the extra width would be useful if I end up moving to LA next year and start skiing at Mammoth. However, are they as quick edge to edge as the Magnums are? How different are the two?
I'm 5'10 140
Edited by cmcnulty - 1/7/12 at 3:16pm