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Park skis?

post #1 of 13
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I bought some nice all mountain skis, and I would rather not trash them in the park. I've only started playing around in the park the last couple years, and still working my way up the difficulty level. I'm not real serious about it, just goofing off doing some jumps.

I'd like to pick up some cheap/used twin tips, but have no idea of what to look for. I'm about 200lbs.

Thanks in advance for any help.
post #2 of 13
Try the Dynastar Nothin' but Troubles (can be found for under $200) in last year's graphic. The Salomon Thruster, or the K2 Silencer. All lower priced skis, not really designed for the hard core park rat or for hard all mountain use. Check them out
post #3 of 13
So what are they meant for? Just curious...
post #4 of 13
Those skis are price-point offerings designed to appeal to teens on a budget who want a "disposable" ski. Ski it for a year, at the end of the year its trashed, buy a new one the next year.
post #5 of 13
My local shop got in some of last years Atomic triplet park skis that they are selling in pairs (as opposed to in threes) for a very good price. I think it is 199.00, but don't quote me on this. They gladly ship out ski to out of state customers.

I own a pair, and they are way better than throw aways. Especially if you don't center mount them. A nice atomic beta 3 profile with extra rail edges under foot.

PHD Skis
406-587-5227

ask for Kevin the owner or Stu shop manger. Tell em RicB. sent you.
post #6 of 13
Great deals can usually be found on old lines and k2. Also check out the k2 fugative MSRP is under 300 ithink so used or closeout should be cheap. Personally I would go for used skis just because of the price. Check gear swap over at tgr and the gear fourm over at NS (best bet)
post #7 of 13
Great deals can be had on old Lines because they're nearly worthless once the warranty is out.
post #8 of 13
I've got some Armada AR5's in 176 length that I'm going to want to unload in a bit (I have to get the bindings off of them first).

They only saw roughly 3 full days of use last season. Bases and edges are clean. Topsheets have a few "smudges" from normal to-and-from the parking lot and lift line wear and tear.

BTW, they were never used in the park, only as an all-mountain ski.
post #9 of 13
Won't he probably want a "stiffer" park ski for his 200lbs.? I know most park skis are really soft, exception being the K2 PE.
post #10 of 13
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Won't he probably want a "stiffer" park ski for his 200lbs.? I know most park skis are really soft, exception being the K2 PE.
And the Volkl Karma and the Dynastar Troublemaker and the Rossignol Scratch...


If he's looking for a park-specific ski, it really isn't going to matter much.
post #11 of 13
For park specific I'd go for Fujatives. That's what I bought for this year in the park and I mostly ski stuff other than park. If you're just gonna use these skis for the park they will be fine.
post #12 of 13
i dunno if i would consider the Karma to be a true park ski.

it's pretty stiff.

i have a pair and use 'em for my all mountain (i'm too old and not nimble enough to enter the park, plus i'd rather spend my days in the powder and trees and working on my horrible mogul skills)

post #13 of 13
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Won't he probably want a "stiffer" park ski for his 200lbs.? I know most park skis are really soft, exception being the K2 PE.
Got to agree with that...

I'd say look for some PE's from 2 seasons back in the 179 (with the 80-mm waist)...they are bomber. Also send the Troublemaker call...you can find those or the Phil Pro's available in a 182 size. Karmas would work, but cost too much for a park ski. Sallies are great for lighter folks, but explode (first hand experience). Might try some Armada's too, as Dookey suggested...
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