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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I am looking for an all mountain ski that I can use in the park fairly often. I will probably spend 50% of my time on piste, 25% in the park and 25% off piste. I am an advanced skier 6 foot and 150 pounds. 

I have been looking at the Atomic theory, but I'm not sure how they will perform in the park. I have also been looking at the atomic panic and possibly the salomon rocker 90 or 92. 

 

I am 17 and this pair of skis will be my first. I am hoping to demo the skis soon, but I don't know that I can. Please can you make some suggestions. 

 

Budget will not be an issue. 

post #2 of 7

Welcome to epic - 

Have you got properly fitted boots? (Properly fitted = fitted by a professional...) If not then there'd be no point in buying skis, boots first (and everyone here will say that...).

 

 

It's gonna be pretty hard to find something that performs well in the 50/25/25 ratio you want.

 

The Theory, as far as I know, could work, but you'd need to decide whether you'd want them more for park (in which case I'd say go 177) or powder (186).

Whilst I don't know much about the Panic, it looks like it'd be better for you than the Theory simply because you can get it in 181cm, eliminating the length problem whilst still not being too thin. Good thing is as you only weigh 150lb you're not going to need anything properly fat to get float in powder.


K2 Iron maiden is another one I'd throw into the mix, 179cm, 90cm waist, twin tip - Powder mag described it as a park ski but I'd say its pretty capable in Powder and very much so on piste. Also, Iron Maiden.



However, depending if you want to do more park in the future (which is what it sounds like to me), it might make more sense to get a decent mid-fat for piste and powder skiing, and then find a cheap park ski to set out with, as you'll probably tear the park ski to pieces quite quickly. 


Hope that helps...



Lukas

 

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I also need to get some boots, but I think that I'm pretty set on the Atomic hawk 90. Do you have any suggestions for a cheap park ski?
post #4 of 7

CoreUPT filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and a lot of shops were selling their skis very cheaply (the skis are good quality, and CoreUPT will be around for at least this season, I'd imagine they'll find another financial backer in that time...). They've got a lot of good park skis. Otherwise check your local shops and any online shops for previous seasons' park skis, most park skis are quite general, but there's some that are pipe and box/rail specific (those'll still perform well in all park areas though). There's really no point in getting something brand new, top of the range as far as park skis are concerned when you're starting out, because they will wear a lot quicker due to regular punishment. Try and get a true twin tip, makes switch a lot easier.

Boot wise, don't be set on a boot, it's pointless, just find a good boot fitter in your area, they'll sort you out.



Lukas

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Do you know anything about the salomon rocker 90? I have seen reviews on youtube and they rate it highly. 

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Do you know anything about the salomon rocker 90? I have seen reviews on youtube and they rate it highly. 

 

The Rocker 2 90 is the Lord renamed. Really nothing has been changed to it.
 

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Originally Posted by Lukas View Post

Welcome to epic - 

Have you got properly fitted boots? (Properly fitted = fitted by a professional...) If not then there'd be no point in buying skis, boots first (and everyone here will say that...).

 

 

It's gonna be pretty hard to find something that performs well in the 50/25/25 ratio you want.

 

The Theory, as far as I know, could work, but you'd need to decide whether you'd want them more for park (in which case I'd say go 177) or powder (186).

Whilst I don't know much about the Panic, it looks like it'd be better for you than the Theory simply because you can get it in 181cm, eliminating the length problem whilst still not being too thin. Good thing is as you only weigh 150lb you're not going to need anything properly fat to get float in powder.


K2 Iron maiden is another one I'd throw into the mix, 179cm, 90cm waist, twin tip - Powder mag described it as a park ski but I'd say its pretty capable in Powder and very much so on piste. Also, Iron Maiden.



However, depending if you want to do more park in the future (which is what it sounds like to me), it might make more sense to get a decent mid-fat for piste and powder skiing, and then find a cheap park ski to set out with, as you'll probably tear the park ski to pieces quite quickly. 


Hope that helps...



Lukas

 

Not hard to find at all.

 

 

http://on3pskis.myshopify.com/collections/front-page/products/2012-2013-jeronimo

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