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What skis to buy - East Coast Skiing

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'm out on the East Coast, so I'm mostly skiing groomers on small mountains, but go to bigger mountains a couple times a year. I'm 5'11" and 165 lbs.

 

I want a ski that can turn in tight trees (while still handling the slightly deeper snow in the trees), twin tips for the park, but can still hold its edge through ice and crud. Something that's pretty stable too, I don't often go full out downhill except for the odd occasion. I still wouldn't mind something that could handle higher speeds though.

 

All in all I really want something that will handle beautifully through the trees, can ride park and pipe, and cut across groomers. 

 

I've been looking at a few different skis, those being the line prophet 90 and the volkl kendo. I know the kendo's aren't twin tips, but I have heard some great things about them. What do you think of these skis? Is a waist of about 90mm ideal for what I want to ski or would you suggest going slightly narrower? Are there any others you'd suggest I take a look into? Thanks

post #2 of 14

The east coast is quite a long stretch of land that contains ski areas ranging from 300 vert ft to over 3000. Can't you just specify where you actually ski. Prophet 90 could be great for your needs or Dynastar 6th sense distorter, or any number of other twintips. If by going to bigger mountains you mean out west or far enough north where there is new snow fairly regularly then  but Blizzard The One or Dynastar 6th Sense Slicer might be better. The more relevant info you give the better feedback you get.

post #3 of 14

98 mm which IMO is to big for a one ski quiver for any smaller ski hill with no real off piste.

 

Look at "the one" , Rossi Scimitar, sslicer or bridge and various other 98mm skis with that said.

 

I have been eying up the Dynstar 6th sense Distorter looks like a winner for you and alot of other people. Well get a chance to try it soon.

 

http://www.dynastar.com/US/US/6th-sense-distorter_DA1TF01_product_dynastar-skis-men-twintip.html

 

 

post #4 of 14

+1 for the Line Prophets.....very solid all around East Coast ski...great edge hold and fun in the bumps and trees...

post #5 of 14

2011 Dynastar Sultan 80 or 85's.     Try them....you will like them!

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

I looked into the sultan 80/85's, I don't know how theyd ride in the park though. I ski mostly in ontario on groomers but make a few trips to Vermont each year (to Jay Peak and Killington). I love skiing in the trees but buying skis for that considerably in mind wouldnt make too much sense, seeing as there isn't too much of that where i ski 85% of the time. I'm leaning towards the P90s or the Dynastar Distorters. Cant really demo anything seeing as I got out once in the last two weeks (last Saturday) because theres no snow to ski on. 

post #7 of 14

I would go with the Dynastar 6th Sense Distorters.  I love these skis you can do just about everything that you described up there.  They arent you ideal skis for racing down the hills but they hold their own going fast.  You wont be disappointed they have some rocker for the trees and fresh snow and twin tips for the park.  You'll love em!

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by aschick View Post

The east coast is quite a long stretch of land that contains ski areas ranging from 300 vert ft to over 3000. Can't you just specify where you actually ski. Prophet 90 could be great for your needs or Dynastar 6th sense distorter, or any number of other twintips. If by going to bigger mountains you mean out west or far enough north where there is new snow fairly regularly then  but Blizzard The One or Dynastar 6th Sense Slicer might be better. The more relevant info you give the better feedback you get.


The east coast is long, but that's irrelevant since 98% of the snow you find in the east is hard pack, man made and often icey.  Unless you hit Jay after a storm.

 

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Skipirate View Post


The east coast is long, but that's irrelevant since 98% of the snow you find in the east is hard pack, man made and often icey.  Unless you hit Jay after a storm.

 



Very helpful comment.  You really contributed to the discussion.

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Skipirate View Post


The east coast is long, but that's irrelevant since 98% of the snow you find in the east is hard pack, man made and often icey.  Unless you hit Jay after a storm.

 



lol just go away

post #11 of 14

I dunno why no one mentioned them, but I've skied the Volkl Bridge and would buy them for this purpose w/o thinking twice.

post #12 of 14

It's annoying when you ask for recommendations and then you get too many cause everyone who leaves a reply tells you something different....just depends on what others have tried and like for their personal style etc.

So sorry to keep adding new ones - but have you thought of Salomon Twenty Twelves or Line Chronics? They are pretty much made to be that all mountain/park type deal. They are twins, and will be better in he park than other all mountain skis (Kendo you mentioned - not a great park ski), but still hold an edge and at the 90+mm range will do you well in the trees. Both fun skis, 20 12's especially (rocker makes turn initiation easier which is great for agility in trees).  

Otherwise - from what is said above if you are going with something already mentioned, plus 1 vote for Volkl Bridge.

post #13 of 14

depends on what you want. if you want a carving ski that holds its own when the deep stuff comes, volkl bridges are your best bet.

if you want a solid cruiser pick up a pair of K2 press's. ive had its older sister (fujative) for about 5 years now and it still performs well in any condition the east throws at me.

if you want something that tears up the hardpack and ice then you'll want to look to a standard race style ski.

want a powerful ski you can still play with and go backwards on and dont really care about soft stuff go with volkl walls.

 

this is simply based off my personal experience. i would really suggest demoing on a shitty day and see how comfortable you feel, that way you know relatively how it will perform on a good one.

 

hope this helps.

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

I ended up going with a pair of p90s. I got them for 400 brand new (just blanks), and I couldnt find any other skis in that price range.

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