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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I am 6 ft 180lbs, and i want an all mountian twin tip that I can do a little park with too. I live on the Northwest coast and i ski Grouse Mountain as well as the other local mountians (Cypress and Seymour) I am also planning on going to Whistler a few times this season. I would say I am about an intermediate-advance skier. I want a twin tip that i can use on the whole mountain ( with some park) and one that can also handle some powder (we only get a few powder days a season) I am looking for something cheap because I need to buy other new gear too. I was thinking about the K2 Fujatives or maybe some Lines. Also what would be a good size for me? Thanks.
post #2 of 18
K2's and Line's are a good bet to stay cheap, with good quality. Both are also frequently available on ebay for nice and cheap, consider Line Prophet 80 for slightly more all mountain feel that will work in the park, while most of the others like Fujative, Chronic, Chronic Wide, Invader, Public Enemy seem to be designed primarily for park use, but work great all mountain as well.

Twins tips feel a little shorter than regular skis because of the twin tip, so somewhere between 170-185 should be good for what you're looking for. Go a bit shorter if you prefer groomed/terrain park, longer if you like to charge off piste.

A great deal would be Dynastar Trouble Makers http://cgi.ebay.com/2006-Dynastar-Tr...QQcmdZViewItem

Evogear is in Seattle, and I think they even opened up a physical location there now to compliment their online store. Poke around their website/ebay store and I'm sure you can find a killer deal on any of the above skis.

Give a little more info on exactly how you're going to be skiing and we can help narrow it down even further to the best ski for you, but I think just about all the skis would work great!

Line Chronic: http://cgi.ebay.com/Line-Skis-Chroni...QQcmdZViewItem
post #3 of 18
The skis that Singel lists are some very good skis to consider. One of the ski shops in Whistler told me that the Head Mojo 90 is another great ski for all mountain conditions (including the wet snow that can be common in the Vancouver area).
post #4 of 18
Here's a perfect example of just missing a deal, this ended earlier tonight: http://cgi.ebay.ca/2006-Line-Skis-Pr...QQcmdZViewItem

Welcome to the site, hope that info is helpful!
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
well money is going to be a big issue, so can you list out some cheaper twin tips and maybe I can find a good deal on ebay.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Singel View Post
Here's a perfect example of just missing a deal, this ended earlier tonight: http://cgi.ebay.ca/2006-Line-Skis-Pr...QQcmdZViewItem

Welcome to the site, hope that info is helpful!
I need deals like that! lol
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
The skis that Singel lists are some very good skis to consider. One of the ski shops in Whistler told me that the Head Mojo 90 is another great ski for all mountain conditions (including the wet snow that can be common in the Vancouver area).
I didn't even mention my own personal ski, and yes it is definately truethat the Mojo 90 is an awesome, very versatile ski. I'd say the Mojo 90's would ski as well, if not better than the ~80mm waisted skis above on the hardpack, while also enjoying the extra float in powder. It's pretty much a perfect 1 ski quiver for me which is great, but not as much fun as looking for new skis all the time (Now I can expand my quiver with more specialized skis without worrying too much about versatility). Only reason I didn't mention the Mojo 90 is because you probably won't be able to find them for as good a deal as Line's, K2's, or those Trouble Makers.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
i can get fujatives and trouble makers for 199$ on ebay, are those good deals? I like the prophet, should i wait for another good deal to come up or is it to late. I want to get a 2005/2006 model because of the prices.
post #9 of 18
There are 166 Prophet 80's ending in 20 hours for even cheaper: http://cgi.ebay.ca/2006-Line-Skis-Pr...QQcmdZViewItem

I won't recommend that you necessarily jump on it though (though I also wouldn't necessarily discourage it). Just do more research to be sure you'll be happy. I've skied on 166 twins and I'm heavier than you, though there are times when I have wanted them to be longer. From what I understand the 80's should be reasonably stiff (no personal experience here though) so they would probably be fine, but might also be better at 176 depending on your style.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2006-Line-Twin-Ti...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2006-Line-Twin-Ti...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Line-Skis-Chronic...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Line-Skis-Assassi...QQcmdZViewItem

2 year old Fujative's, probably pricier shipping: http://cgi.ebay.ca/BRAND-NEW-2005-K2...QQcmdZViewItem

Those should be good to get you started, and atleast give you an idea of what to look for. I'll let ya know if I come across anything else good
post #10 of 18
$200 is a great deal, the Prophet 80's are about the only thing I can see you getting any cheaper, but they are just a little on the short side, while 182 trouble makers might even be to the longer (depends again how you're going to be skiing)
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
ok thanks for all of your help, let me know if you find anything else.
post #12 of 18
Is there a ski you're leaning towards right now? If you elaborate on how you ski (speed, preferred terrain, etc.) I'm sure someone could give you a nudge in the best direction.
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
right now, I am really liking the line prophet 80 ski. But i think the 166 is going to be too small, if there was a 176 for that price i would buy it right now. I so mad that i missed that 176cm earlier
post #14 of 18
You can get the line chronic for 260.

http://www.prestomart.com/product.ph...Line%20Chronic

at 110-80-103, it's a lighter version of the prophet by the same company. You can get them in 167, 172, or 177 (I think). Go longer, the turned up twin will cut off some lenght -- also, don't use the reactor plate, get different bindings.
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
That price is a bit too much for me becuase im in Canada and i will have to pay for all the shipping. I would rather get a new pair on ebay, if you look at some of the links posted on this thread you will see that they are a lot cheaper. Thanks.
post #16 of 18
The Fujatives or Trouble Makers are both good deals. I'm about 200 lbs and have a pair of 165cm trouble makers and they work for me here in the south east. If you really want a all mountain ski you may want to go with something with a wider tip and tail. The price will be higher like around $400 but you'll be happier in the powder at whistler.Check out Nordica's Free Ski web site.They have some nice stuff.
post #17 of 18
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That price is a bit too much for me becuase im in Canada and i will have to pay for all the shipping. I would rather get a new pair on ebay, if you look at some of the links posted on this thread you will see that they are a lot cheaper. Thanks.

Have them ship them to a parcel recieving outlet in the US and drive down and broker them across yourself.. you will save major $$$. I do this all the time and never have any problems.
post #18 of 18

More twin tip/all mountain advice

Ooops, this got posted in the wrong spot.
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