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Advice on twin tips

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I am 170 lbs and 5'9" in height. Looking at Scratch,1080's, and Armada's. Probably 165 in length is a good number for my size. Groomers and all mtn(does that mean that they suck everywhere. lol) is probably what the skis will be used for. Be nice to say they could see some powder every so often, thats another laugh where I live. But I would like to get some opinions from all who care to answer! thanks
post #2 of 11
165 will ski 155.That said i ski a line prophet 80 in a 174 and it does everything except pow.
post #3 of 11
I would go longer, like 175-180, twin tips do ski very short in general.

Why is it you want twin tips?
post #4 of 11
dont forget PEs and P-80s best bang for your buck
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Powder Puppy View Post
I would go longer, like 175-180, twin tips do ski very short in general.

Why is it you want twin tips?
I would like to have a set to mainly play on...Kind of a 2nd set to use if I get into crud or by chance, some powder. And when you say ski short in general, what do you mean...
post #6 of 11
Unless you really intend to use the twin tip I would get a regular ski.

In crud the turned up tail drags and kills your speed a little.

They ski short because the running length is reduced due to the tail.

Maybe up to 10cm short.
post #7 of 11
Demo everything you can before you buy.

165 sounds really short for you unless all you are trying to do is spin/flip easier.

Rossi scratch is really flimsy, not much to it... try the BC.
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powder Puppy View Post
They ski short because the running length is reduced due to the tail.

Maybe up to 10cm short.
In my experience this depends on the company and sometimes even the model. Some companies measure tip to tail, others measure running length. (Running Length = length of the edge that is actually in contact with the snow)
post #9 of 11
I suppose Powder puppy could be right, but if you are going to buy "normal" skis what's not right with your current ski?
I'm in the same position, currently on Elan GLS wrc162's and want to learn moguls and a few tricks. Is it worth shelling for new skiis at all?
post #10 of 11
I just got a pair of pe twin tips, they are great, but really after riding them and experiencing the tail drag I would prefere a regular ski. To ride bumps and play in the park then softer is great yes, but unless you are actually going to go backwards, then I would vote against it.
post #11 of 11
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