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Help me pick park skis

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yo, I usually ski my RX8's but on those days when my small mountain just gets boring, or the conditions are horrible I hit the park. I'm not really sure what kind of skis to get. I'm 5 foot 7, 145 lbs. I'm looking for a ski that is pretty flexible for butters/manuals. I don't really want to pay over $400 because I need some other gear as well. I won't be skiing these skis much besides the park because I have my RX8's. On the rare occasion that I see powder in the Northwest I'd probaly use these skis.
I was thinking about the Public Enemies but I heard they were fairly stiff. I don't think I really need a hugely fat ski but I'd like some waist. Any suggestions would be great. I'm gonna go look a bit more, see if I can find anything.
post #2 of 27
PEs or Volkl Karmas were my choice in the same situation as you. I ended up with the Karmas.
post #3 of 27
If you want to go cheaper than the PE's and Karmas you can also go with the Volkl Dogen or the K2 Fugative. I think they are more flexible than the other 2 also. The PE and Karmas are more all mountain skis than strictly park. Don't trust me though..i'm giving you info from the best that i can remember when i did research for my skis. (went with the PE)
post #4 of 27
Since you aready have a competent groomer ski and you're looking for a ski with good buttering characteristics, I'd recommend the Fujative. The sme characteristics that let it butter easily also give it pretty decent float in softer snow. Its definitely not a relacement for your groomer skis though- its far too soft for cordoroy or crud.
post #5 of 27
You can pick up Fischer Rius for really cheap on eBay (usually around $230 with shipping.) They are the same ski as last year's BigStix 8.0. They are one of the best all-mountain twins I've been on.
post #6 of 27
This years PE is not really a park ski, it is suprisingly stiff in relation to other "park" skis. The Karma is a great choice and is far more versatile than the Dogma. The Fuji is a great ski but remember to center mount it as the flex points are designed to be directly before and aft of the binding mount for butters and such. At all costs avoid the invader as it will fall apart with any real riding. The Karma is a great choice but look at some others as the price of alot of the more expensive skis has come down. Ninthward's butterlious is a fantastic ski as is the T-hall and AR5. But remember these are jib specific tools, if you ride park hard and really push the boundries they tend not to last past a few seasons. Regardless of what you decide to purchase be prepared to buy another pair of park skis two years down the line.
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
I was looking at the line Chronics, I can get some for about $260. I've heard Line's are nice. If I can find a cheap pair of Riu's that will be great also. I'll continue my search on Ebay. and other places.
post #8 of 27
Whoa, whoa stay away from the chronics bad bad delam problems. Save money and wait a bit or rob a bank or something get something that actually works.
post #9 of 27
The Chronic wasn't nearly as bad as the Invader is with durability issues... but definitely stay away from the bottom of the line Line skis, as they seem to be intended for "disposability."
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'll probably go with the Fujatives because they are only $200 and I don't need them for anything besides the park. I'll just watch Ebay to see if I can find some Fischer Riu's but I haven't seen any.
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
I should probaly go with the 169? right. My RX8's are 165, so it should be better to go up 4 cm than down 6. Too bad they don't have more different lengths
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by SnowBlower
I'll probably go with the Fujatives because they are only $200 and I don't need them for anything besides the park. I'll just watch Ebay to see if I can find some Fischer Riu's but I haven't seen any.
180cm
http://cgi.ebay.com/skis-FISCHER-2006-RIU-180-freestyle-twin-tip-newsch-NEW_W0QQitemZ8778121013QQcategoryZ62182QQssPageNam eZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
170cm
http://cgi.ebay.com/skis-FISCHER-2006-RIU-170-freestyle-twin-tip-newsch-NEW_W0QQitemZ8778960364QQcategoryZ62182QQssPageNam eZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Someone had them for $220 after shipping but they sold already.
post #13 of 27
169 negatory. Go bigger, little park skis are easy to spin but are ridiculous
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by SnowBlower
I was looking at the line Chronics, I can get some for about $260. I've heard Line's are nice. If I can find a cheap pair of Riu's that will be great also. I'll continue my search on Ebay. and other places.
I just picked up a pair of Line Prophet 80's from e-bay $171.50.
Keep looking ,there are some deals out there
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
What would be the advantage of having park skis over 169 if I'm only 5'8'' 145 lbs? I'm probaly going with the Fujatives because I can get some for $199 shipped, then I'll get bindings somewhere else.
post #16 of 27
The Fujative has a "superstiff" braided core underneath the foot thats about as stiff as an intermediate carving ski. Getting a longer Fujy would mean that this section would be longer and a ski that normally skis like a noodle would stiffen up a little bit. It'll also give you better float in the pow. The weight difference is almost negligible, so I'd go longer.
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
I think they only have 159, 169, & 179. 179 seems a bit to long but I'm not really sure, my old skis were probably 180's so I don't think it will be too hard to get used to. I wish I could demo them someplace.
post #18 of 27
Anyone have an opinion on the Atomic Triplets? They seem a little (OK a lot) stiff flexing them in the shop.
post #19 of 27
Yeah definately go with 174 or something...i am 5'10" 160 on 169's and they work but i wish they were longer. Still fun don't get me wrong.
post #20 of 27
Triplets are nice but you can tell they are from a differnt backround. They ride stiff, you may find that they feel too stiff for park riding. They carve nicely so if you like to ride groomers they will be fun. Overall if you are seriously into jibbing look elsewere.
post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
The Fujatives only come in 159 & 169. I really want these skis so I'll probably go with the 169's. I wish I could demo some. I'm going to Whistler during my spring break 4/8. Maybe there will be a place where I can demo some. I'll probably order some tonight or tomorow for $199 and I can always return them within 30 days.
post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 
Sorry to bring back up an old thread but how will Fujatives handle rails and boxes. I'd like to try out some urban settings as well as do spins.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by epic
Anyone have an opinion on the Atomic Triplets? They seem a little (OK a lot) stiff flexing them in the shop.
yeah i skied the triplets. its good they give you three cause i snapped one of my buddys. i dunno those skis we're like a wet noodle and i didn't really even torque em down.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by SnowBlower
Sorry to bring back up an old thread but how will Fujatives handle rails and boxes. I'd like to try out some urban settings as well as do spins.
Its what they're made for.
post #25 of 27
I finally got to demo the Supercharger Ignition. I will be buying a pair. Seriously fun ski.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by epic
I finally got to demo the Supercharger Ignition. I will be buying a pair. Seriously fun ski.
How were they out of the park? I am looking for an all mountain/powder/tree ski.
post #27 of 27
They were great as a groomer and a tree ski. Not too cool in big bumps. Too soft all the way through, they'd just fold up , but other than that, they were a ton of fun. Like I said, I will be buying a pair.
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