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post #1 of 18
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i need some advice about skis. I am looking to get an all mountain twin tip that is like 85 or so under foot that will ski well on trail, off trail, in the park and maybe the bumps. i am looking at salomon, volkl, k2, dynastar, and rossi. I don't want a system binding. I am 5'10 230 but hope to get closer to 200. type 3 skiier.
Thanks
JP
post #2 of 18
what do Jester's have to do with anything?

Pe's, end of story.
post #3 of 18
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i really have no idea i think i was going ask about jesters if anyone had skiied them yet but then changed my mind. i think i will edit that right now.
post #4 of 18
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is there a way to edit my first post to make the title apropriate
post #5 of 18
I made the change for you: Carry on the thread.
post #6 of 18
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thanks
post #7 of 18
hmm, I think people need to consider a bit more carefully before suggesting the PE in every situation... I skiied the PE last year for 2 days and definately wouldnt buy it for me.. I skiied the salomon foil and liked that much better although i am significantly lighter (about 100 pounds) than the guy who posted.. the foil has a wood core this year i believe so might be worth a look... certainly might be a PE competitor this year
post #8 of 18
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the foil is still foam I believe I think the only wood core from salomon is one of the xwings and they only did that because we say wood is better
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Twig View Post
hmm, I think people need to consider a bit more carefully before suggesting the PE in every situation... I skiied the PE last year for 2 days and definately wouldnt buy it for me.. I skiied the salomon foil and liked that much better although i am significantly lighter (about 100 pounds) than the guy who posted.. the foil has a wood core this year i believe so might be worth a look... certainly might be a PE competitor this year

Hmm, OK, I reconsidered, then I considered and now I still recommend the PE. Its a super versitile ski with a nod to soft snow. Does well in trees, bumps and pow (for it's width), good for the park. From what I can see, the foil is not good in pow, trees; its more park oriented.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Supra282 View Post
i need some advice about skis. I am looking to get an all mountain twin tip.... that will ski well on trail, off trail, in the park and maybe the bumps..... looking at salomon, volkl, k2, dynastar, and rossi. I don't want a system binding. I am 5'10 230 but hope to get closer to 200. type 3 skiier.
Thanks
JP

Is this a joke?
post #11 of 18
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what are you questioning?
post #12 of 18
I've heard a lot of good things about the PE, but it's not the only good twin out there. For a guy your size, a Head Mojo 90, Dynastar Big Trouble, Atomic Snoop Daddy, Volkl Bridge all in mid 180's will have some beef to them, all highly regarded, all will bite nicely on hardpack for a twin, but still handle bumps, pow, etc. IMO, if you go for a softer ski like a Sollie or PE, at 200+ Type 3 you'll want to go longer. Which is not a bad thing of itself, but in tight spaces and bumps, having 7 or 10 cm less can be useful...
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Altaman View Post
Is this a joke?
I guess what I'm say is, I'm pretty much the same skier description as yourself, been skiing 30 years. There's no way someone can really tell me how I will ski a particular ski(even if they have skied w/). At an advanced level of skiing we've all developed our own nuances in how we ski. It's not about the "best ski", specially when choosing between similar skis, it's about "the best ski for how I you ski". Demo, baby, demo. :
post #14 of 18
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if I had the time to demo I would but these are all being done as employee purchases so I need to do it soon then later so I figured this was the best place to ask for advice
post #15 of 18
A good recommendation for you would be the Volkl Bridge solid, fast, adaptable, and built by the germans.
post #16 of 18
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the volkl bridge i actually did ski last season and was not a huge fan of it. I found that if you didn't have knees bent then it didn't ski that well
post #17 of 18
well the mojo90 would have been suggested but he did say 85 and under. But I whole heartedly agree. I own and love that ski.

Supra, what does "didn't have knees bent" mean? You don't ski upright with your knees locked do you? have you owned shaped skis before?
post #18 of 18
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not agreesivly skiing
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