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post #1 of 23
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I've got a line on some 192 Atomic Thugs. I like the side cut, width and flex pattern. I don't like the graphics (usually how a ski looks is unimportant to me, but I seriously don't wanna be looking at that while I'm skiing) and the stupid twin-tails. I figure I can just paint 'em black and saw the twins off. Which leads to my question:

How long is the twin on a Thug? Measured from the contact point to the actual end of the ski. I have no reservations about sawing off the tails, but I don't want to end up with a short silly little ski.
post #2 of 23
I really have no clue but its not gotama like big..

I am going to be rocking some thugs this year as well, they are amoung the best skis I have tried so far.
post #3 of 23
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I've seen plenty of pictures of Thugs and there's usually a little glare where the twin starts turning up. On the Thugs it looks like it's pretty far back - like if I did saw off the tails I'd only be losing >10 cm.

I'd really like to pick something up to bridge the gap between the Sanouks (powder only - not that great in crud) and the m103's (going fast only). Looking for an all-around really fat ski. It's either buy the Thugs and chop 'em or get another pair of Sanouks for when I wear mine out.
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
I've got a line on some 192 Atomic Thugs. I like the side cut, width and flex pattern. I don't like the graphics (usually how a ski looks is unimportant to me, but I seriously don't wanna be looking at that while I'm skiing) and the stupid twin-tails. I figure I can just paint 'em black and saw the twins off. Which leads to my question:

How long is the twin on a Thug? Measured from the contact point to the actual end of the ski. I have no reservations about sawing off the tails, but I don't want to end up with a short silly little ski.

Why does the twin bother you? You may not ski switch but why would saw it off and risk structural/delam issues.....just ignore it:
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
I figure I can just paint 'em black
I tried that.....


but then I just couldn't stop....


Why not pick up a couple of other colors you wouldn't mind looking down at and getting a bit funky?

btw, don't forget to rough 'em up a bit with sandpaper so the paint will stick.
post #6 of 23
BF: So you made The Ski Thug?

Jer: I have a TON of stickers if you want. Though most of them are classic New School (1985-1995) rap stickers, many with a gangsta lean. you could just wallpaper the hell out of the topsheets and really flex your steez.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
BF: So you made The Ski Thug?
Nah...Ski Thug.... that's not me. Those are some wimpy Rossi Scratch BC Sprayers.

I would jump at the opportunity to demo some Thugs in some soft snow though. If I ended up buying them that top sheet graphic wouldn't last too long.
post #8 of 23
Why would you buy the Thugs if you don't like the graphics or the fact that they're twin tips?
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
Why does the twin bother you? You may not ski switch but why would saw it off and risk structural/delam issues.....just ignore it:
Can't stick the tails in the snow for belay / launching / clicking in on steep slopes. Not too worried about structural issues. If they start to delam, I'll just rivet them.

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Originally Posted by Devils Fiddle View Post
Why would you buy the Thugs if you don't like the graphics or the fact that they're twin tips?
'Cause they're cheap and I like pretty much everything else about them. Seriously, it would take about 15 minutes to saw and finish the tails and I have professional experience painting stuff. I usually don't care about graphics (I own a pair of CMH Explosivs - the ugliest ski ever made) but those graphics are horrible. Gangstas are weak. I don't want to be reminded of them whilst skiing. Plus black is cruel and evil like the frosty fjords of Norwegia at midnight.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Can't stick the tails in the snow for belay / launching / clicking in on steep slopes. Not too worried about structural issues. If they start to delam, I'll just rivet them.



'Cause they're cheap and I like pretty much everything else about them. Seriously, it would take about 15 minutes to saw and finish the tails and I have professional experience painting stuff. I usually don't care about graphics (I own a pair of CMH Explosivs - the ugliest ski ever made) but those graphics are horrible. Gangstas are weak. I don't want to be reminded of them whilst skiing. Plus black is cruel and evil like the frosty fjords of Norwegia at midnight.
Haha, okay then. To each his own I guess. The graphics aren't necessarily my thing either but I'm not overly against them and I could see why they would be popular among other crowds. I'm interested in the outcome of cutting back the tips. Keep us updated.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
I've seen plenty of pictures of Thugs and there's usually a little glare where the twin starts turning up. On the Thugs it looks like it's pretty far back - like if I did saw off the tails I'd only be losing >10 cm.

I'd really like to pick something up to bridge the gap between the Sanouks (powder only - not that great in crud) and the m103's (going fast only). Looking for an all-around really fat ski. It's either buy the Thugs and chop 'em or get another pair of Sanouks for when I wear mine out.
Why not the new Big Daddies? They don't have a twin to mess with, and I think the graphics are kinda cool, you know, gray and drab like the skies over Norwegia.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
Why not the new Big Daddies? They don't have a twin to mess with, and I think the graphics are kinda cool, you know, gray and drab like the skies over Norwegia.
hte new big daddies dont ski as nice as the thugs....not to mention I ma sure the foam core cap Bigs will not last as long as the sandwich wood core thugs.
post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
^^^^^
Plus I can pick up the Thugs super-duper cheap. The Big Daddies are pretty expensive (IMO). Also, I already have a stiff charging ski.
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well, I decided against chopping Thugs. They'd end up being something like 178s once I got done with them. Plus I can get some Big Daddies for the same price. I like the sidecut of the BDs even better than the Thug, but they're foam-core cap skis and I don't really dig foam core or caps. But they're freakin' CHEAP! And I wouldn't have to chop or paint 'em. What should I do?? Supposedly they're stiff, but they can't be anywhere near as bad as my m103's.

What should I do???:
What should I do?????
post #15 of 23
Use the skis you already have. You will be fine, everything will be OK.
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
What about some 216 Volkl stock DH's? They're even cheaper!
post #17 of 23
No, they should pay to have those hauled off. You have the skis, now get the skills. You can't buy that in a shop. You buy that on the hill.
post #18 of 23
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You mean a lift ticket??
post #19 of 23
Yes. Milage.
post #20 of 23
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Yes. Milage.
Like frequent flier miles? I'm ascared of airplanes.

Maybe I'll just buy 50 fish tacos.
post #21 of 23
You learn quick. VA told you to get some Big Daddies, you said no way, then you want them, but they cap in the foam ass jive, so buy a couple tacos at a time. That's food.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Like frequent flier miles? I'm ascared of airplanes.

Maybe I'll just buy 50 fish tacos.
lone star yummmm
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
lone star yummmm
I really don't see what people see in the Lone Star. I like Pistol Pete's. Plus it's closer by, like, 3 blocks.
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