Originally Posted by loco13
What are some of the top brands of ski. Or better yet what are some that you should stay away from. Just trying to stay away from brands that are popular but put out a bad product. Looking for a all mountain. Maybe a twin tip. waist 80-85.
The major brands all put out basically decent product. Atomic, Dynastar, Elan, Fischer, Head, Nordica, K2, Rossingnol, Solomon, Volkl. ( I probably left out a couple). Stay away from the "discount" brands that are carried by the chain sporting goods stores (e.g. Alpina).
I've tended to like Volkl, Fischer and Atomic, and I've yet to ski on a Rossi or a Nordica that I really liked. Many others have different opinions and you may well too.
I'd say you should focus on finding a ski that suits your style more than worrying about brand. Demo demo demo.