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Please help with choosing a second pair of skis!

post #1 of 13
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Hi Guys,

 

I really need some help choosing a second pair of skis. My current and loved pair are volkle tigershark 10 fts. Amazing skis, awesome edge but heavy and not partially versatile. 

 

I'm about to do my second season in the french alps with my girlfriend who's a beginner and snow boards. As we're going to spend a lot of time together my super fast tiger sharks aren't going to be ideal as i’ll just want to bomb it down the mountain and she'll be taking things a lot slower. So i was thinking of getting a slightly more versatile pair of skis i can practice jumps and tricks with but also something thats more able to go of piste than the tigers. I'm a novice when it comes to off piste. A friend of mine suggested movement yakas but they've been discontinued. I do like the sound of movements though. Can anyone offer any suggestions?? 

 

Preferably semi twin tipped and light but not a full park ski.

 

Thanks,

Hamish

post #2 of 13

Hamish, I am likely the only guy on this board that skis and loves Movement skis.  Lucky for you they are easy to get in Europe. I buy mine from http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/en  Look on their sight for some ideas.  Currently my everyday ski is the Source.  Google it and you will find some outstanding reviews on the ski.  There are so many great skis out there.  I am certain you can find a bunch that are much more playful than your Volkl's.

post #3 of 13

A couple of years ago Völkls came with a switch that changed the stiffness of the ski.   I never did get to try it out, but the idea has great appeal to me; put soft for slow skiing with the girl friend or in softer snow; stiffen 'em up for charging.

 

More playful than Völkl?  Strange, I've always found Völkls very playful.

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More playful than Völkl?  Strange, I've always found Völkls very playful.

Try and keep up, as we were discussing his Tigersharks, which are not a playful ski in most mortals opinion.snowfight.gif

post #5 of 13

When I was at Mammoth last year I tried a pair of Line Influence 95's that my cousin was renting and found them to be a very fun ski at slower speeds.  They do have a turned up tail but are not a true twin.  Anothe ski to consider If you are a fan of Volkl is the Bridge, a semi twin tip all mountain ski. Though I haven't skied it I have read  some positive reviews.

 

Good luck and have fun on your trip.

 

Rick G

 

PS  In reference to the previous poster, I have skied the Tigershark 10ft 168 on a couple of occasions and found it to be a very playful ski, at least in the eastern conditions that I ski.

post #6 of 13

Line Sir Francis Bacons are very nice, everywhere except maybe the bumps, but usable there also. 

post #7 of 13

hi

post #8 of 13

Have a look at some of the threads about the Volkl Bridge, the Nordica Steadfast from the "Hell and Back range - no steel in the sandwich construction make them very light therefore versatile 90mm under the boot, early rise rocker tech.  Maybe the Blizzard Bushwacker?

 

good luck.

post #9 of 13

Nordica Soul Rider, 98mm

Salomon Rocker 2 90

Blizzard Kabookie, 98mm

Icelantic Danollie, 88mm

post #10 of 13
When everyone talks about "fun" at slower speeds, what exactly are you meaning other than switch or parks?
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When everyone talks about "fun" at slower speeds, what exactly are you meaning other than switch or parks?

A quick turning ski with a soft flex  that you can easily bend into a tight turn without needing to be skiing over 20 mph..

post #12 of 13

Line Blends are a fun ski...50/50 park/pow

 

full twin, buttery, playful, and they will hold up pretty much anywhere you want to take them

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hello again,

Just thought I'd update this thread with the latest developments. Fistly just to answer someone's question about playfulness and my definition of it... A playful ski to me is a versatile ski that's probably lightweight, easy to manover, maybe twin tipped to do the odd trick and basically just versatile. I'd say the tigershark is a bit of a down hill, piste specialist and therefore not particularly playful.

Anyway, I was in a bit of a rush in getting these skis before I leave so hell bent on the idea of movements which I've heard so many good things about I've just bought some movement mosquitos 180 with griffon marker bindings. They are kind of a park ski but with definate off piste performance and good on piste to. They're also light. Anyway thanks for your suggestions, was food for thought, by the way I haven't told the guy yet where to place the bindings. Barring in mind I don't want a full park ski, central, where do you guys suggest??

Hamish
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