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What twin tips to buy for all-mountain use by beginner-intermediate?

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Hello everyone! This is my first posting on epicski. I want to refresh my gear so here is the deal: I need twin-tips that are easy to ski and forgiving. I am 5'11'' and 230 lbs and I am beginner-intermediate skiing 90% on groomed trails of the Northeast where it gets pretty packed and icy but once a year may be getting to the Rockys to powder. I know you would probably say that I should go for regular but I really want twin tips. Price range is $600 but that include bindings so actually something like 450-500! Would really appreciate your help. 

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Welcome to EpicSKi.  My recommendation is Salomon Rocker2 92, 179cm.  It should do what you want and the price appear right.

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does "all mountain" include skiing in the terrain park? If not, why do you want twin tips?
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

Welcome to EpicSKi.  My recommendation is Salomon Rocker2 92, 179cm.  It should do what you want and the price appear right.

Thanks! I just came fro mski shop where I went for advice and they told me that salomon rockers are pretty soft and thus will not hold the edge well on east coast hard pack. Is that correct? 

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I did some homework and narrowed it down to those. Please advise which of the listed below are closest to what I have described?

Rossi scratch

Line prophet flite or 85
Volki bridge
Salomon Rocker2 90
K2 sight
Atomic panic
Salomon lord
Armada el rey
Rossi smash
Armada Triumph
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

does "all mountain" include skiing in the terrain park? If not, why do you want twin tips?

No good reason, just a fan of symmetry. But while doing my homework also realized that majority of skis in mid-80s region are twin-tip.

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HI,
Twin tips are fun skiis to ski on,
I ski at holiday valley and bristol NY,
Was lookin at the line 85 myself,thinking they would work out west,especially on groomed runs.
90 waist skiis and above would be sloppy on the ice here in the east coast.
But the solomon rocker 2 would be such a fun and flirty ski to have.
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Originally Posted by golani View Post

HI,
Twin tips are fun skiis to ski on,
I ski at holiday valley and bristol NY,
Was lookin at the line 85 myself,thinking they would work out west,especially on groomed runs.
90 waist skiis and above would be sloppy on the ice here in the east coast.
But the solomon rocker 2 would be such a fun and flirty ski to have.

Aren't salomons too soft for east coast hard pack?

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Line Cronic. My teen has them, loves them, I may steal them. The kryptonite model, a couple years back, but check out the current ones. Very forgiving, but seriously rip.
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Line Blend.

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