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post #1 of 10
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Hello,

I Have been riding on K2 Silencers since 2008. They are 169cm and 113/80/104.  My last 2 seasons I have been getting more active in skiing and feel Ive been improving, Never had any lessons didn't start skiing till I was 17. I am currently 27 and 5'11" 155-160lbs.  I am fairly athletic, run weekly, hike, just active basically.  I ski mainly in VT and on the east coast meaning more hard pack and groomers then fresh powder. Feel comfortable on any black in the area and most doubles. Not too many runs around here I wont ski.  I have been looking for a ski to help in pursuit of hitting more natural and man made jumps, and cliffs.  Also to go off in the trees when conditions allow is always a thrill.  Ive seen allot of companies introducing the rocker to skis but still feel I want some camber underfoot for the groomers/ice.  Also want something for riding switch which has become one of my favorite things to do the last season.  Just looking for some input from anyone riding in similar conditions on any of the new twin tip skis on the market.  Some that I have been looking at:  Salomon Twenty-Twelve / Suspect ,  K2 Recoil / Press , Volkl Bridge / Kendo , Atomic Panic / Trooper , Blizzard Bushwacker , Dynastar Distorter / Slicer , Line Prophet 90s / Chronic / Prophet Flite.  

Was thinking between 85-95mm waist and 176-185cm Length For sizes.  Any Input / Advice / Suggestions are appreciated. 

Thank You

 

post #2 of 10
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*Edit* From those that I listed I was leaning towards the Salomon Twenty-Twelve K2 Recoil or Volkl Bridge but keep hearing good things about the Line Prophets as well.

post #3 of 10
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Anyone have any experiece with the following skis: Salomon 2012 K2 Recoil Volkl Bridge or Line Prophet 90.  Any use on some east coast hard-pack, off trails, bumps, park??

post #4 of 10

The most important thing you can do to improve your skiing is getting properly fitted boots from a competent boot fitter.  Go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology. then check the list of fitters to see who is close to you.  Call whoever is close and make an appointment.  If there isn't anyone listed that is close enough, ask us and someone will be able to recommend a good fitter.  Once you have boots that truly fit your feet, then worry about skis.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks mtcycl,  I actually already have planned on getting new boots, I have an appointment with a boot fitter on my next trip up to VT.  Thanks for mentioning the Ask the Boot Guys forum though found someone in my area too.  Thinking I might get a 2nd opinion before I make a purchase.  Mainly wanted advice on the skis because I felt asking advice on boots online would be difficult, with not being able to see my feet and how everyones feet are different.  Figured I could still get some general feedback on the skis besides what the manufacturers website says.  Thanks again.

post #6 of 10

I strongly suggest you try the Salomon Enduro xt 850 ,   it has early rise and is now well known, even though it was ski of the year last year. 

I have skied this and many other skis and it rips everywhere.  My buddy rented them last year he sounds like your level, and he skied so much better on them, for real.   Do yourself a favor and demo them.  

 

oops didn't catch the twin tip part, soooooo  my bad.  But you may want to check them out, I doubt you will be riding switch in the trees or when hucking cliffs. 

post #7 of 10

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

The most important thing you can do to improve your skiing is getting properly fitted boots from a competent boot fitter.  Go to the "Ask the Boot Guys" forum and read the wikis about fitting and terminology. then check the list of fitters to see who is close to you.  Call whoever is close and make an appointment.  If there isn't anyone listed that is close enough, ask us and someone will be able to recommend a good fitter.  Once you have boots that truly fit your feet, then worry about skis.



P90 and Bridge are both very solid skis. Bridge is more terrain park and P90 is more all mountain.  Both are lots of fun though.

post #8 of 10

I would say prophet 90. Great all around ski, and it is suprisingly good on hardpack and groomers which we are skiing so much this year. I myself ski a prophet flite (same ski without metal) because i'm quite a bit lighter than you and prefer softer skis. They are good on hardpack, and the one day I got them in soft stuff I have enjoyed them. Can't wait for some tree runs to open up.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input.

Gonna have to try and demo the p90 and the bridge I guess.

And I kinda wanna stay with the twin tips as when im not in the trees its alot of fun to ski backwards.

Guess id be leaning towards the P90 as Im rarely in the park, more just looking for some natural jumps to launch off of, was looking for an all mountain ski with a lil more pop then my current K2 Silencers.

post #10 of 10

I have about 6 days on the LP 90 in a 179 and love it...does much of what you describe...very solid and stable underfoot...excellent 1 ski quiver for the northeast...I have a few other pairs of skis in my Thule carrier and when I start off on the LP I almost never want to change out for something else...really holds an edge on groomers and is fun everywhere else...good luck

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