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Switching from Regular Skis to Twin Tip?

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Hi I am switching from a 174cm ski with 67waist and a 17m turn to possibly something in the 181-186cm range and 80-90 waist. Obviously, the turn radius of the longer and wider ski will be more. Sometimes I feel like I would like a ski that turns quicker but I would also like to ski the park more and have a good overall all mountain ski. I realize it is a give and take but will a longer and wider ski with a larger turn radius feel drastically slower when trying to turn?

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Hi I am switching from a 174cm ski with 67waist and a 17m turn to possibly something in the 181-186cm range and 80-90 waist. Obviously, the turn radius of the longer and wider ski will be more. Sometimes I feel like I would like a ski that turns quicker but I would also like to ski the park more and have a good overall all mountain ski. I realize it is a give and take but will a longer and wider ski with a larger turn radius feel drastically slower when trying to turn?

Not really because your surface area goes down with a turned up tail.  A 186 skis more like a 178.  It won't rail quite as sharply as a ski with a tighter radius, but it will initiate the turns more easily than you'd think a ski of that length would.

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Well the old skis are 112/68/97 and the ones I am thinking about are the Atomic Panic at 124.5/87/115 or the Dynastar 6th Sense Distorter at 120/87/110 which have a really high turn at 22m. How do you know what skis are good at turn initiation? 

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Radius really is just a number, on a soft ski like the Distorter it will be very easy to get them to turn quicker. As for skis that have good turn initiation, generally that's down to flex and torsional stiffness of a ski, stiffer skis will hook up better but take more effort, softer ski's would hook up easier but with not as much 'bite'.
 

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