Originally Posted by ski mom
do you have any other sugestions for double tip ski?
The only reason I think this question is difficult to answer is because most twin-tips are park oriented design, where as the PE was designed as an all-mountain that could go into the park. Now in terms of other skis to consider:
Elan M2 (I think, I heard some really good things about its all mountain ability)
Troublemaker (as previously mentioned)
Atomic Tweak (or if you can get them the new Triplet is an interesting idea)
The whole Volkl line is rated really highly (but on the stiff side)
For all-mountain ability, the PE, the Tweak and Volkl's replacement for the V-pro would prob top my list. The Elan is supposed to be great and was supposedly designed to be an all-mountain ski that can go in the park, but I haven't skied it yet, so I'm only going on what I've heard/read. As far as the Troublemaker, its known as a great park/pipe ski, and supposedly very good in the bumps, but I have heard many complaints about its all-mountain cruising (and their edges are notorious for excessive wear and damage if they touch rails). Line was trying to push farther into the market and was pretty much attempting to establish the Chronic as one of the best twin-tips, and if the ski ski's half as well as I've heard, it will be a phenomenal ski. 1080, personally, I'm just not a fan, however Scalce, or others on here will be able to gice you a less biased opion than I will, and I know they really like the ski.
Honestly though, I don't think you can really go wrong so long as you look at the twin-tip's that are designed for all mountain. Don't be tempted to get something too wide underfoot (Pistol - which is good all-mountain, but you gotta work, Gotama, Maden, etc, pretty much anything bigger than 85 under foot), and stay away from park only twin-tips (if you want all mountain performance - the park specific skis will be great in the park, but typically mediocre at best outside it).