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Thread Starter 

I wanted some advice on which pair of skis I should get. I'm interested in these two skis as I can each for a similar  price with bindings. I wanted a dual tip all mountain ski that can carve, yet do well in the park.

 

The three skis are;

-Nordica Badmind (170 cm)

-Line Blend (173 cm)

 

I'm also open to suggestions as long as it is under $300.

 

Thank You.

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Thread Starter 

I forgot to mention that I am an intermediate to advance skier who lives and skis on the east coast. 

post #3 of 5
My son is skiing the Line chronic ( 92mm ) here in the NE. He is 50/50 park allmountain, depending on where we are, he loves them. He also has the volkl ledge ( 85mm ), he chooses the chronic on hard or fresh.

I have been skiing the Nordica El paco, ( 87mm ) crossover twin. It is a very fun ski, one of the most versatile skis I've owned. It is similar to the Badmind in construction and profile and is a legit ski that has been overlooked in my opinion. I'm actually selling them because I would like to try them or something similar in a 177, or maybe even jump to the bigger brother the soul rider in 169cm. They are in excellent shape and are mounted with Maker Squires.

Hope that helps
Rich
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My son is skiing the Line chronic ( 92mm ) here in the NE. He is 50/50 park allmountain, depending on where we are, he loves them. He also has the volkl ledge ( 85mm ), he chooses the chronic on hard or fresh.

I have been skiing the Nordica El paco, ( 87mm ) crossover twin. It is a very fun ski, one of the most versatile skis I've owned. It is similar to the Badmind in construction and profile and is a legit ski that has been overlooked in my opinion. I'm actually selling them because I would like to try them or something similar in a 177, or maybe even jump to the bigger brother the soul rider in 169cm. They are in excellent shape and are mounted with Maker Squires.

Hope that helps
Rich


I guess this sounds kind of self serving since I did not really address the skis you mentioned. 

 

The Blend sounds like a blast, and I guess depending on how and where you spend your time could work as a daily driver.  I picked up some 2013 Line SFB's and have been using them more than my El paco's and they're 108mm.  That said the 100mm Blend is not too wide, though I have not compared construction and shape.

 

As for the Badmind, Like I said, I ski a very similar Nordica and it rips just about anywhere and is very light and lively with good edge hold on groomers.  If you can snag the badmind with a decent binding for 300 brand new, I doubt you'd be disappointed.

 

Hope this helps you.

Rich

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Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot for the recommendations and thoughts, the skis you recommended are a bit too expensive for my budget, but I will most likely end up going for the Badminds. 

 

Thanks again

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