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Best-skiing park ski

post #1 of 13
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Im looking into replacing my shot Pow'airs, and was wondering which twintip park ski skis best on groomed, in terms of energy and edge grip. I'd be looking at a 175-180, so I'd most likely be doing bigger turns on them, so a nimble, light feeling is not necessarily a priority.
post #2 of 13
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Originally posted by D(C):
Im looking into replacing my shot Pow'airs, and was wondering which twintip park ski skis best on groomed, in terms of energy and edge grip. I'd be looking at a 175-180, so I'd most likely be doing bigger turns on them, so a nimble, light feeling is not necessarily a priority.
Too many good choices these days. 1080 or Public Enemy would do you right. Also many choices from Armada, Line, Rossi, etc.

Rossi Scratch is a sweet ride.

Gotta demo, but if you can't, 1080, Scratch, or PE would be my choices.
post #3 of 13
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Originally posted by D(C):
I'd be looking at a 175-180, so I'd most likely be doing bigger turns on them, so a nimble, light feeling is not necessarily a priority.
Stay away from the current 1080. It was my park ski for the past season, and although it rips there, I think that it is way over-rated as an all-mtn. ski. They get really sketchy when you go wide and fast. Also, they blow on true hard park. I am replacing them with a pair of V-Pro's this year.
post #4 of 13
Take a look at the Volkl VPro if you are looking for a wider park ski. Great in and out of the park, stiffer than most park skis also.
post #5 of 13
Well, I'd say not the Scratch, and not the 1080.

I like the V-Pro, the Troublemakers and the Public Enemy. I bought the V-Pros.
post #6 of 13
Vokl has the best edge hold in the biz

Duke
post #7 of 13
Skied the Rossi BC Scratch this summer in Whistler. Damn was the snow slow, and I had to wax like crazy, but it was a good ride. I mainly hit airs off rocks and stuff, not in the park, but it's a good all around ski. Pretty solid and stuck the landings nicely. If you're looking for versatility, go for the Pocket Rocket. AWESOME for hitting stuff in the BC and skis pow like a dream. Good edge hold, despite the general consensus, and you can even hit high speed groomers on these babies. Heavier skiers have some trouble, but lighter park rats and powder fanatics love it. Awesome all around ski, especially for a 90 mm waist.
post #8 of 13
K2 enemy. I have last years.
cheap too ! around 300.
they are very underestimated as an all mountain ski and are a good park ski.
post #9 of 13
I have skied the 1080, scratch and enemy. I would rate the enemy 1st for all mountain, the scratch 2nd and the 1080 3rd. But I think that the Public enemy will only improve on the enemy.

-minicruzer

[ October 21, 2003, 07:55 PM: Message edited by: MammothCruzer ]
post #10 of 13
Did they change much between the Enemy and Public Enemy? I love my Enemy as an all mountain ski, but the one area I felt they didn't hold up well was on the groomed stuff. They are extremely light and quick, which was what I really liked about them, but that didn't translate well to large turns on hardpack. I feel too loose on them to be really comfortable at high speeds.
post #11 of 13
the public enemy is fatter than the old enemy-pe's are 80 or 85 underfoot and I think the old enemy (I love mine btw) is 75
post #12 of 13
The public is 80 underfoot. I thought that the enemies held up fine on hardpack. I could crank out anything from gs to super g turns on them. You just have to ski a little more agressively because they dont have the sidecut of some other skis. I used them for race team.

I havent skied the public yet, but mammoth is opening in 14 days, so if you wait about 20 more days I will have a review for you.

-minicruzer
post #13 of 13
I used a Rottefella Chili binding , not exactly the best for stability so that could be why I never liked them on hardpack. I'm sure alpine bindings would solve some of that problem. I definitely skied them aggresively... didn't help any as I felt I had to back off to bring them back in control. I'm mounting my new ones with G3 Targas, so that might make a difference. My K2 Mod X's have Linkens on them, and thats a whole different ballgame on hardpack.
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