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Buying skis for park/all mountain

post #1 of 5
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I'm guessing now is about the best time of the year to buy some new ski gear, so I'm shopping around now. I'm 5'11" and 195 and an advanced skiier. I've been using Rossignol S4's 174cm and broke my bindings today; the ski's are well-used so I figured it's time for an upgrade.

I probably ski 70% park, 30% all mountain and powder. I'm looking for twin tip ski's that handle well in the park but that are capable of going higher up on the mountain on a pow day and not failing. I'm a college student on a budget so I'm looking for a one-ski quiver that will work fairly well in all conditions, mainly the park. 

I'd appreciate any help here.

post #2 of 5

Have you looked into Line or Faction? I'm no expert on park skis, but they seem to be among the best reviewed. Something like the Line Blend or Faction Prodigy. None of these skis are cheap, but you might find a great deal now. 

 

I used to do park riding on my Line skis and they have held up really well after over 10 years. 

post #3 of 5
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I've been looking into these skis so far, open to any suggestions though.

Rossignol Scratch:

http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/rossignol-scratch.aspx#Reviews

 

Armada AR7:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/311272467994?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

Line Chronic:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201310420161?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

K2 Sight: http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/k2-sight.aspx#Reviews



I'm trying to stay under $350 on the ski's, still have to buy bindings and a season pass for next year.

post #4 of 5
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After more research I may have answered my own question: I'm currently leaning toward the Armada ar7's. Now I'm looking for some good bindings under $150. Has anyone here used the Tyrolia Attack 13's?

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Has anyone here used the Tyrolia Attack 13's?
Very good binding. I'm mounting those on my ON3P Billy Goats next season. We sell them and I've mounted them on several skis and everyone seems to like them. A good indication of quality is the fact that several indie ski companies had them mounted on their demos at Copper Mountain.
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