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Hi everybody I'm Rodrigo from Argentina.
My stats: 30 years, 5'6'' (172 cm) and 175 lbs (78kg).
Quiver: Head monster im77 170 (with tyrolia plates), Rossignol Zenith Z5 162, boots Tecnica Vento 10.

I don't know exactly what level I am, but I can say that I can ski the whole mountain, for people who knows some resorts in Argentina, I ski in Las Leñas, Bariloche, La Hoya. I've skied in Austria in Kitzbühel and Bad Gastein.
I ski groomers and off piste, for those who knows Las Leñas it's a nice place for freeriding. I ski here 3-4 times per year for about 3 days each time and then spend a week in La Hoya.
The point is that I'm currently skiing on my monsters, but I'd like to get a new pair of skis.: I was thinking about a twin tip. I'm not a jibber, but I'd like to start practicing some thricks, but my priority is for freeriding.
The skis I got in mind after reading plenty of posts here and on TGR are the Line prophet 90/100, Salomon 1080 gun, Armada arv, Volkl Bridge, Rossignol Scartch Brigade,any of these in about a range of 174 to 179
The questions are the following.
Is there too much difference in skiing my head in comparison with a 90 or 100 mm waist skis?
Are they too difficult to ski them on groomers? I ask this because sometimes I go on skiing with my girlfriend, and she doesn't ski off piste. I know that I could use my heads but just in order to know.
For those who have skied here in Argentina are conditions very different from the US? I know that east, mid-west or west are different out there.

Unluckily I won't be able to demo any pair, as I couldn't do so with my current skis, just read opinions and pull the trigger.
Thanks in advance and have a good season maybe I'll be : there the next winter.
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Bienvenidos. I can't comment on the snow in Argentina, but I can throw out some ski advice. The Prophet 90 is a great twin. It is a wider twin, but skis like a more narrow ski. It is pretty easy to get on edge with this ski. You will notice a difference in these and your Head skis. The Prophets' midsole line is more forward than the 77. You should be able to adapt to the difference with in a day or two. I weigh 200 lbs and am 6'0" and I ski the 179cm. I also like the K2 Public Enemy; you would be happier with something around a 175 in either of these. They are both great skis, and you'll be happy with either.
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Most of the skis you mentioned are narrower, but the Volkl Gotama would be a great choice. Certainly not a problem on groomers, but wow off the Marte lift. For the western U.S. its a great all round ski, handling everything from mid-winter powder and crud, to spring slush and would be the perfect complement to your IM77.
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Bienvenidos. I can't comment on the snow in Argentina, but I can throw out some ski advice. The Prophet 90 is a great twin. It is a wider twin, but skis like a more narrow ski. It is pretty easy to get on edge with this ski. You will notice a difference in these and your Head skis. The Prophets' midsole line is more forward than the 77. You should be able to adapt to the difference with in a day or two. I weigh 200 lbs and am 6'0" and I ski the 179cm. I also like the K2 Public Enemy; you would be happier with something around a 175 in either of these. They are both great skis, and you'll be happy with either.
Hey!!!! excellent BIENVENIDOS thank you very much for your response!!!!
Maybe I should go with a tinner twin to get into more jumps and the other just to enjoy more for freeriding.
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Most of the skis you mentioned are narrower, but the Volkl Gotama would be a great choice. Certainly not a problem on groomers, but wow off the Marte lift. For the western U.S. its a great all round ski, handling everything from mid-winter powder and crud, to spring slush and would be the perfect complement to your IM77.
Thank you very much for your response, nice to hearing from someone who knows Marte?
How would you consider Marte? I mean do you think it's difficult?
I don't consider it difficult. However there have been plenty of accidents and many of them ended in mortal accidents, but I think that was due to lack of snow. I mean if it's icy then for sure it will be dangerous.
Once again thank you for responding.
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