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A Ski to compliment my Metron B5

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
I am 5'11'' and about 198lbs. I would class myself in the advanced category. However, I am yet to really develop my park and pipe side.

This year i brought my first set of skis a 162cm set of B5 Metrons. They weigh a ton and are not much fun when you are in the air... that said they are great fun curving up the steeps and not bad in the moguls. Have not had a chance to ski powder on these yet what is it like?

Since I am heading over to the US to work at Heavenly, I figure I will get the oppertunity to get a discount at their retail stores. For this reason, I am in the market for another style of ski...a ski that is good in the park and pipe, powder and also capable of handling some GS turns (obviously i dont expect it to be in the metron class)... Bascically an all mountain ski which will nuture my park and pipe, as well as powder and mogul development. Also what length would you recomend?

Regards,
FH
post #2 of 13
Good luck!

Personally, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a ski to manifest some form of sentience and begin saying nice things about your Metrons. I have not yet encountered a ski that talks, much less one that compliments anything -- skis, boots, snow, cups of hot chocolate, NO THING, amigo. If you do find a ski that agrees to talk flatteringly about your Metrons, please post about it right away!
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
yeh yeah good 1...

any way what would a good twin tip ski be that would be a valued inclusion to my ski bag along side my metrons
post #4 of 13
Something in the mid-upper 80's, like a PE or even a Snoop.
post #5 of 13
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Something in the mid-upper 80's, like a PE or even a Snoop.
HA, I was going to say the Atomic Snoop Daddy or the new Volkl Bridge.
The bridge is a bit wider, but also hails as a versatile ski between being a twin and an all mountain.
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Surrre, you always have to get your "two cents" in, don't you. :
Just my
post #6 of 13
If you realyl want to know I would try newschoolers. This isn't the place to ask about park skis....

Here are a few recommendations taken from TGR which may or may not be all that great.

PARK SKIS:
K2 Fujative – A very soft park specific ski, really best for jibbing only.
Volkl Dogen - soft all over, with no hinge points. A great park ski as well.
Armada T-Hall Pro - A lot like Fujative, really limited to the park.
4FRNT STL - Pretty stiff compared to others skis in this category. Pretty good all mountain, as well as in the park
Armada AR5 - Good all mountain and it can hold its own jibbing.
Salomon Foil – Is another ski that’s good for everything. They are as at home in the park, as they are carving all mountain.

http://thegearguru.com/index.php?nam...aad7fa3d61d7a0
post #7 of 13
At 200 lbs consider something beefy;

K2 Public Enemy, Head MOJO 90 & Volkl Mantra come to mind.

Michael
post #8 of 13
The new Volkl Bridge and Head Mojo 90 immediately came to mind
post #9 of 13
A slight hi-jack here but still related. I tried to find a test/review of the Bridge, couldn't find one. If someone has one can they post the link?

FWIW- I own the Mojo90 and really find it versitile and a lot of fun.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
do you think ski weight will affect my park progress?
post #11 of 13
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A slight hi-jack here but still related. I tried to find a test/review of the Bridge, couldn't find one. If someone has one can they post the link?

FWIW- I own the Mojo90 and really find it versitile and a lot of fun.
The first I heard much about the Bridge was a while back when I posted my toying to buy a fatter ski, thread. The only review I've actually read on it is the one in skiing 08 buyers guide, which I posted about in that thread. But then you have the actual magazine.
wonder if phil got his yet

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do you think ski weight will affect my park progress?
From my experience, weight does matter.
post #12 of 13
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From my experience, weight does matter.
I thought it was size ?
post #13 of 13
The new scott Punisher could foot the bill.
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