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K2 PE vs Head Mojo 80 - What to Buy?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I am back and forth on these two skis and looking for a little insight from someone who has skied them.

I am late 40s, 5' 8", 205lbs

I love speed and currently use Metron 8s, but when I am skiing with my family I am having trouble slowing down enough to enjoy the day with them.

I am looking for an all mountain twin tip that I can have some fun on while skiing at a slower pace.

Bumps are not a consideration as the kness no longer allow me to venture there.

Thanks

BeeCeer
post #2 of 18
I'd go with the PE. It is a favorite of many people here and lots of my friends have it and love it. I don't know much about the mojo 80 though.
post #3 of 18
I don't know much about the Heads either, but I love my public enemies and I know that they are viewed as one of the most indestructible skis available.
post #4 of 18
Where you live you'd want the PE. They have better powder, crud and soft-snow performance.
post #5 of 18
I have the PE's and find that they can pretty much handle anything. They are not perfect in one specific area but do everything very well. I have heard good things about the Heads but have never skied them.
post #6 of 18
I'd look at the Mojo 90 over the 80 since the PE is 85 in the waist. I've skied both as well as the Mojo 80. All three are great AM twins, you can't go wrong with any of them, although the float of the 90 & PE are nicer than the 80. I went with the Mojo 90 because to me it felt a little livelier than the PE and I didn't want an 80mm waisted twin, like the Mojo 80. The only reason to go with the PE or the Mojo 80 is if you want the shorter radius vs. the 20m radius of the Mojo 90. Where you ski, I can't see a 20m radius being a problem. There are far better deals to be had on the PE though.

The PE or the 90 will not make you want to slow down though. In fact they get more fun the faster you go.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
WOW... Thanks for the feed back

I can get the Mojo 80s for $459 with Tyrolia Mojo 11 bindings

or

the K2 PE for $579 with Tyrolia (not sure which model)

::

I like the graphics on the K2 better, but after lecturing my 3 sons on buy for the build not the "look" I better not go there :

To address the speed issue, I will shorten them up.

I cuurently ski 171s, I am looking at 160ish
post #8 of 18
Keep in mind a twin will ski shorter than it's stated length due to the fact there is no tail. You will also notice the lack of tail when trying to complete turns...there's nothing there.

I'd keep the twins in the 175 area if I were you.
post #9 of 18
Yeah, don't go too short on the twins, they are already effectively 10-15cm shorter than the equivalent length traditional ski.

BTW, 2007 PEs can be found for $250 online at a variety of places. SAC had them for $170 a couple weeks ago! With some decent leftover bindings in the $100-150 range, you can get the whole setup for $350-400. Don't pay $580 for PEs.
post #10 of 18
I've owned/own the PE and Mojo 90. Both are excellent all mountain skis though slightly different in character. The PE will be stiffer with better edge hold and easier to tip up and carve, a little heavier and generally better on hardpack. The Mojo 90 is softer (though no noodle),floatier, better off piste. Both will get the job done but I would say the PE is a 50/50 soft snow/hardpack tool while the Mojo would be more 70/30. You'll find better deals on the PE though its build quality is not quite as good especially the topsheet. No experience with the Mojo 80 but if it's built like the 90, it's probably on the softer side too but without the benefit of the extra float.
post #11 of 18
The SAC deal was great on the PEs, but only if you live in the USA or have an address in the USA to ship them to. K2 is one of the brands that SAC cannot ship to Canada. Either of your ski choices will be fine for where you ski (I am assuming Big White). As was stated earlier, I'd be considering the Mojo 90 over 80 (in comparison to the PE). Definitely ski longer in a twin - something in the 160s would feel ridiculously short. 175 is fine.

As for other ski considerations that do very well in the BC interior: Volkl Karmas, & Dynastar Big Trouble and Troublemaker, would all be reasonable choices as well.

As for slowing down - that's a matter of pace and patience. You can still have great fun on a twin at a moderate pace (heck, ski switch and watch your fam follow you down the hill!).
post #12 of 18
Look around - you can get some great deals on PEs ... thinking of picking up a pair meself
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
I pulled the trigger!

I bought a pair of K2 PEs (174s) with M11 bindings

15 cm (6") of new overnight & 35 cm (14") in the last few days and continues to snow heavy

I pick them up from mounting this afternoon

I feel like a kid at Xmas...... (wait it is Xmas)::

Thank all of you for your input
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt View Post
I'd look at the Mojo 90 over the 80 since the PE is 85 in the waist. I've skied both as well as the Mojo 80. All three are great AM twins, you can't go wrong with any of them, although the float of the 90 & PE are nicer than the 80. I went with the Mojo 90 because to me it felt a little livelier than the PE and I didn't want an 80mm waisted twin, like the Mojo 80. The only reason to go with the PE or the Mojo 80 is if you want the shorter radius vs. the 20m radius of the Mojo 90. Where you ski, I can't see a 20m radius being a problem. There are far better deals to be had on the PE though.

The PE or the 90 will not make you want to slow down though. In fact they get more fun the faster you go.

FYI...The PE, in a 179, is a 20m radius.

I totally agree with you on slowing down part...When I'm on mine they make me want to ski like I did when I was 10 years younger...Not always a good thing.
post #15 of 18

How do you like the PE?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeeCeer View Post
I pulled the trigger!

I bought a pair of K2 PEs (174s) with M11 bindings

15 cm (6") of new overnight & 35 cm (14") in the last few days and continues to snow heavy

I pick them up from mounting this afternoon

I feel like a kid at Xmas...... (wait it is Xmas)::

Thank all of you for your input
Are they what you hoped for?
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MEfree30 View Post
Are they what you hoped for?
I got 18 days in last year, the PEs are beyond expectations.

I had an absolute blast, we had some pretty amazing powder days (20-25 cm overnight) and they float perfectly.

Looking forward to opening day..... only 16 more sleeps!
post #17 of 18
I bought a pair of extremes this year, but I put RF on them, so I could move them a bit, I want to see what all the fuss is about
post #18 of 18
Take a pair of Mojo 90's for a few runs.... you'll sell your Enemies within a week. Promise.
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