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Help finding playful, all-mountain, East Coast ski

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Hey guys,

 

I'm buying my first pair of skis ever and I'm looking for more of a playful, finesse type of ski. Something that's light, quick and nimble over heavy and powerful, if that makes sense. I'm an intermediate level skier, probably a 5 skill level. I'm 25 years old, 5'9" and 155 pounds. I'll mostly be skiing groomers and a little off-trail on the east coast (mostly MA, VT and NH), but I'm looking for a ski that's at least capable all over the mountain.

 

I've done some research and the K2 Shreditor and Nordica Soul Rider are very close to what I'm looking for but I'm not sure how they'd handle on harder snow/ice. They also might be a little out of my skill level? Basically I'm looking for east coast equivalents of these skis or skis like them. Thanks for any help.

post #2 of 5

Between these two, I like the Soul Rider, one of the most underrated skis of the past 4 years. Yo are not that big of a guy, but even consider some skis in the lower 90mm range like the Blizzard Regulator or Volkl Kink, personally I like the Kink a lot. 

post #3 of 5

^^^^ This. Have not owned a Volkl park ski in eons, but used to love the Karma for all around, suspect the Kink has that DNA. And the Soul Rider seems to be on everyone's love list, although keep in mind that at your size, it's more a soft snow ski. Would not trust the K2 on firm snow, but that's my own bias, not personal experience. You might look at the Fischer Nightstick too, they tend to make park/all mountain skis that can handle firm snow, and the width (84 mm) has advantages in typical NE conditions for a guy your size. 

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Thanks so much. The Kink does look pretty solid. 

 

And just because a very local ski shop has an absurd deal on it, does anyone have experience or impressions of the Dynastar Sixth Sense Superpipe ski? Obviously it's marketed towards pipe/park (which I'm not doing much of yet) but I'm curious if it would be a decent all-mountain ski as well.

 

Thanks again.

post #5 of 5

For an All mountain ski in the NE - Rossi 84 or 88. Perfect ski for here. 

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