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I need help picking a pair of twin tips

post #1 of 9
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I mostly ski in montana so its a lot of hard bumps and trees. i am 6 foot and 170lbs. im having trouble deciding on a new pair of skis and need help.
so far i have narrowed it down to Volkl V expressions from 05, Dynastar troublemakers 05/06 or line mavericks.

got any other good ideas or just help deciding between those?

thanks

Montanaskier
post #2 of 9

Best all-mtn. twin tip

Head Mojo 90's in a 186cm.Best all-mtn. ski out there! Rips hardpack and I swear I can rip pow as good as on my Gotama's with this ski!!! Good luck with your decision.
post #3 of 9
Völkl Expression!?!? Forget that ski imediately! It is way to soft and really sucks on groomers...

U know what, tell us more about how u ski, and what u wanna get out of the ski. Do u need good stability and grip on groomers, or do you wanna master the pow? Or just a good park ski? You should probably get something around 180-185cm... You answer that and i will give u some good advices!

I just bought the new Scratch BC in 178... Cool ski! 96mm in waist and good stability on groomers, they say... Can't wait to try it out myself!
post #4 of 9
I will tell you that the Line Mavericks are not the way to go...you are looking to save money I take it??? I like Line skis and the Chronic would be a better low end ski...right now though you can find last years Eric Pollards I think get boards has them for $349....this is an amazing ski and was one of the best all-mountain twins on the market last year.....just stay away from the Mavericks.....maybe look at the Volkl Karma's if money is not a big issue....the Mojo's are also great as are the Armada ARV's.....and the 4FRNT MSP's...I think there is a pair of these on ebay right now in 185...
post #5 of 9
Assuming that you've got your heart set on those three models, throw out the V expression right now. Park/pipe ski only. From the other 2, I'd say the TMs, of course, I am a bit biased considering I've been skiing them for 2 seasons now, but they are a great ski. Watch out on bulletproof ice though. They start to lose grip in a hurry.
post #6 of 9
Forget Line. I've seen more Line skis delam and in general get destroyed from every day use (not hardcore skiing in the park) than any other skis out there. The Troublemakers are your best best.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Takecontrol618
Forget Line. I've seen more Line skis delam and in general get destroyed from every day use (not hardcore skiing in the park) than any other skis out there. The Troublemakers are your best best.

HAHAHAHAH LOL.....sure listen to this guy....he claims to see all rinds of problems with the Lines than he suggest a "diposable" ski like the Troublemaker.....you could of at least suggested a Volkl or Head if you wanted to rip on the durability of Line skis
post #8 of 9
Speak for yourself, but I had two close friends on Troublemakers last year who put 50+ days on them each and both have no more wear than you'd expect from a season of use. On the other hand, I worked with a guy on Line Chronics who had delam problems 20 days into the year and another guy who blew and edge out of a pair of Line Assassins towards the end of the season with about 40 days on them. Want me to go off on all of the Lines I saw snapped in half at the Cascade Mt. park last year? Out of the skis he listed (none of which wold be particularly high on my own list of twins), theTroublemakers are the best bet.


Now if I had to suggest a twin that wasnt on the list, Volkl Mantras and K2 Public Enemies would be at the top.
post #9 of 9
Well I put 60 days on my chronics last year and they are in a lot better shape than the two guys I ski with (brothers) that have troublemakers and another friend in our group has 4 days in his new ones and the tips look like hell already...say what you will but I have seen more blown edges on the troublemakers...plus I would much rather deal with a small company if I have a problem than with a company as big as Dynastar....this years PE are nice skis though...I will agree with that....even though we won't get into the argument of rivets falling out and bindings ripping out when it comes to K2's
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