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post #1 of 14
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Well, its that time when the season is over and the skis are on sale!
So I've been searching around the internet for some good deals on skis and can't come to any conclusions on what to get. I've been looking for a good ski let is preferably ~$300 range w/o bindings, in the 165,166,166cm range, 80-85mm base for the East Coast, and twin tip. I do mostly all mountain but am starting to get really interested in the park.
Some Skis I've looked at
  • 2008 Dynastar Nothing But Trouble (cheap $, but have read they're cheap quality skis..)
  • 2008 Line Chronics (have read theyre good skis)
  • 2007 Dynastar Trouble Makers (cheap $)
  • WANT OTHER SUGGESTIONS!
But to be honest, I can't come to a conclusion because I have knowledge about skis. There are no good shops around here where I can demo a variety of skis considering im on the east coast. I would consider myself a Intermediate skier that likes to jib around the whole mountain. I'm about 6ft, 155lbs. FYI, I already have my own pair of fitted boots.
help me out
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by TKeesling View Post
Well, its that time when the season is over and the skis are on sale!
So I've been searching around the internet for some good deals on skis and can't come to any conclusions on what to get. I've been looking for a good ski let is preferably ~$300 range w/o bindings, in the 165,166,166cm range, 80-85mm base for the East Coast, and twin tip. I do mostly all mountain but am starting to get really interested in the park.
Some Skis I've looked at
  • 2008 Dynastar Nothing But Trouble (cheap $, but have read they're cheap quality skis..)
  • 2008 Line Chronics (have read theyre good skis)
  • 2007 Dynastar Trouble Makers (cheap $)
  • WANT OTHER SUGGESTIONS!
But to be honest, I can't come to a conclusion because I have knowledge about skis. There are no good shops around here where I can demo a variety of skis considering im on the east coast. I would consider myself a Intermediate skier that likes to jib around the whole mountain. I'm about 6ft, 155lbs. FYI, I already have my own pair of fitted boots.
help me out
You might want to add the Volkl Wall to that list. My friend has a pair and loves them, and he used to be on PE's. They have the shape you want and perform like birds in the park.
post #3 of 14
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Those are a little out of my price range bubt i was looking at the volkl ledge, theyre about $250 on evogear in a 168
post #4 of 14
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post #5 of 14
What Rise to the Top Said: K2 Public Enemy. $299 at evogear. Done.
Or check out Volkl Dogen.
post #6 of 14
One more vote for the PE.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Wow, didn't even see the PE's at Evo and thats an awesome deal, right in my price range. I've seen a lot of people talk about these and have seen them at my local shop but have never demo'd them. Now what are some characteristics of this ski? Like pop, all-mountain performance, etc. I've read reviews but I wanna hear from you guys too. Also, I see the 164 and 169 variations. I usually ride a 164-165 on a downhill ski where you sit in the back of the ski. I assume on these you are positioned in the center or close to it. Since I'm 6ft and only going up from here would it make sense to go with the 169's to future proof myself? or go with the shorter 164's of which I'm accustomed too. I'm just an intermediate skier at this point, didn't really start hardcore until this year. I would have said I've improved substantially over the course of 10 outings and only plan to get really good in the future cause skiing is my new love. I think the 169's would be a better decision in the long run. This weekend I'm going out to my local shop to see the sizes for myself.
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post #10 of 14
The PE is a good choice, but as for length, I would definitely go longer. A 174 would probably be best.
post #11 of 14
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post #12 of 14
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Thanks for the threads, I'll be looking the PE's this weekend
post #13 of 14
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What do you all think about the Rossi Scratch's?
post #14 of 14
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Alright, made the decision and went ahead and bought the PE's in 169cm. Exciteddd
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