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looking to replace my old R10's, but want to have a ski that goes backwards well

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

But I am probably too old for twin tips

I've had my old R10's for 7 years, I still like them for what I do, which is all East Coast since I've had kids.

My kids are 4 and 7, my 7 year old can already do all of the greens and a couple blues at Blue Mountain, he's been on Hidden Valley, Seven Springs, and we hope to take a trip up to Elk this season, but this season looks bad.  The 4 year old is turning and snowplowing, but not quite ready for all the greens quite yet.

 

With both of them, I end up skiing backwards quite a bit, is there a ski that is adequate for high speed groomers and can also go backwards?  I guess I could re-learn to do 360's, to try them backwards, but I'm mid 30's 5'11 and 205lbs, and not sure how realistic that would be.  It was funny doing 360's on my really old R30 Blizzards 205's

 

They gave me "performance" rentals while my recalled bindings are being replaced, Dynastar Legend 172's, which I have been less than impressed with so far.

 

Thanks for any feedback,

 

The only reason I ended up on this site was because my heels started falling out of my bindings and I found they were recalled on this site..so I brought them in, so my experience with this site has been positive so far.

post #2 of 6
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looking at this again, I think my post wasn't as clear as it could be, my desire to ski backwards has to do with teaching my kids primarily, 360's are way in my past......so that's why I'm leary of simply getting twin tips, are there all mountain type versions of twin tips?

post #3 of 6

I have 2 the Blizzard One and the Line Prophet 90, I ski all mountain conditions on both, while they are not perfect on boiler plate they are functional and most other conditions they are great in. Oh if you think you are old in your 30's I must be dead turning 50 soon.smile.gif Your kids will keep you young but watch out on checking out every jump they want to take, that will catch up with you over time.

post #4 of 6
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Thanks, a friend of mine mentioned the Line 90's, but I had not heard about the Blizzards, I still have my Blizzard 205's in the basement somewhere, will have to see if I can try the Ones.

It's not that I'm old, just maybe too old for the plank type twin tips that are more designed for hitting rails and skiing in a half pipe...because that isn't what I'm going to be doing a lot of anyway.

post #5 of 6

If all you want is a slight rise in the tail for slow backwards skiing, Atomic's Nomad Blackeye (82mm), Crimson (88mm) or Savage (93mm) fit that requirement. If more twin tip is needed, the Panic (87mm) or Theory (95mm) are options.

post #6 of 6
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depends on your definition of slow I guess, but thanks for the suggestions

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