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I Need Some Twin Tips

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, I'm looking into getting a pair of twin tips for this season. I've never skied park before, or any sort of freestyle really, but I've been a skier since I was 3 and been on the race team at my college for 3 years now. Basically, expert on the mountain, but complete newby in the park. I was hoping someone could give me advice on what skis I should start with. I'm about 5'10" and 180 pounds, and my all mountain skis are 165s. I'm looking for something under $300 or so, with bindings, which makes it tough. I found a listing on amazon for Stuf Twisters for a good price, but I've never heard of the brand before and not sure it would be a good purchase. Thanks for any advice, I truly appreciate it.

-Matt

post #2 of 8

 Hello and welcome!

 You could try using the search engine at the top of the page on the left to drag up recent threads about twin tips which might help you narrow things down.

 If you let us know a little more about where you ski and whether you solely want park skis or whether they need to be decent all rounders then you might get a more direct and appropriate response from other epic members too.

 I've never heard of the ski you mention either. I'm assuming at that price your open to maybe buying used skis?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Well I have all mountain skis that I love, so they could be solely park skis. When I used them it would probably just be for a day in the park. I'm an east coast skier, mainly Virginia/West Virginia area, so not much powder. Occasionally I travel farther north, but east coast is east coast, no where I've been really has a lot of powder. I'm completely open to used skis. This will be the first time I've really tried park, and I think I'll love it, but used or cheap new would probably be best for the learning period. Thanks again.

post #4 of 8

Welcome to EpicSki!  Where do you ski in Virginia?  Have you ever been to Liberty Snowflex?

 

Take a look at this thread related to twin tips.  Look at the right of Post #1 for Tags that link to specific skis.  Hopefully that will give you some ideas.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/114958/purchasing-my-first-set-of-skis-twin-tip-need-advice

 

Have fun!

post #5 of 8
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Mostly Massanutten and Bryce. I rarely go to Wintergreen unless I have a race there. I go to JMU so I'm right beside Massanutten, and the team practices at Bryce. Never been to Liberty because I can never convince anyone to go with me, but I'm curious how the whole snowflex thing works. And thanks again for all the information, I really appreciate it, I'll check that thread out.

post #6 of 8

Aah . . . at JMU.  My daughter and I ski at Massanutten regularly, mostly only weekends.  I drive past Wintergreen on the way north from Raleigh.  My daughter loves the Massanutten indoor water park.  I like not having a lift line off Lift 6 and being able to ski into the lights on any run.  Only like Wintergreen Highlands mid-week when the place is empty.  Haven't ever been to Bryce.  I noticed they put in a new quad lift over the summer.

 

I've heard that Liberty Snowflex can be fun.  But more so in the summer.  Or at least when it's warm enough that it doesn't matter if you fall and get wet.  Not worth taking good skis because it does mess with the bases.

post #7 of 8
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I completely agree about Massanutten. Almost any day you can ski right onto that lift with no line at all. Only issue is every time I go i seem to anger the ski patrol, something about not turning and going way too fast. I thought that's what skiing was. I love Bryce, but mainly just because it's our home mountain and they treat us so well. It's a very small mountain though, smaller than Massanutten.

 

What size twin tips should I be looking at? Around 180s?

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I completely agree about Massanutten. Almost any day you can ski right onto that lift with no line at all. Only issue is every time I go i seem to anger the ski patrol, something about not turning and going way too fast. I thought that's what skiing was. I love Bryce, but mainly just because it's our home mountain and they treat us so well. It's a very small mountain though, smaller than Massanutten.

 

What size twin tips should I be looking at? Around 180s?

Sorry, don't know anything about twin tips.  Sometimes it's easier to get advice if the thread title is more specific.  Perhaps something like "Help with length of first twin tip."

 

Well, I know that the patrol watches DJ a lot because it's relatively narrow and has the merge right at the bottom.  I've never seen them fuss on ParaDice.  I'm an older skier who is not a racer and never was.  For me, going straight without any turns is less fun because it's relatively boring.  Besides on such a small hill I want my run to last as long as possible before getting back on the lift.  A long cruiser out west is different.  One day you should go to Snowbasin and do the run that was used for the Men's Downhill during the Olympics.biggrin.gif

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