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post #1 of 15
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I am looking for a more of a "all mountain" twin tip. Don't ski park stuff unless I am hitting jumps. The top of my list is the K2 Public Enemy, Salomon 1080 foil. Also considering Line prophet 80 and Dynastar Mythic Rider although not a full twin. What has changed in the Public Enemy and 1080 foil models in the past couple of years, is it just graphics? Might buy a cheaper last year model. Do any of you have recomendations for or against any of these skis? Thanks
post #2 of 15
I would definitely recommend the PE at the top of the list. I tried 3-4 twins as all mountain skis, and liked the PE the best. The 1080 is a fun ski, but lacks "beef" for higher speeds on harder snow.

The PE had some minor changes for this past season, I believe to make the sidewalls and topsheet a little more durable. Chances are, you will see them on closeout soon in the $200 range, if not already.
post #3 of 15
The Rossi Scratch FS (or Ghetto this year) is a blast, and holds an edge very well. Go a little longer than you think you need to.
post #4 of 15
I will second the Rossi Scratch FS WRS from last year (white topsheet with brown "burnt" spots). I have loved it in evey condition I've ski'd this year. I have it at 181 and love it.
post #5 of 15
PE all the way. I also like the Line Prophet 90 and 100. I like a fatter waist than the P80 offers. I would stay away from the Foil. The Prophet 90 has a layer of titanium that the PEs don't have. That makes it a little stiffer. You can't go wrong with either for a good ski that can do almost everything well.
post #6 of 15
I was in your situation a month ago and went with the public enemy. I like them a lot- real stable and solid, especially for a twin tip. However, I demoed the scratch ghettos the other day and liked them a bit more. They were still stable on groomed stuff, without being really heavy like the PE, and they had much more pop on jumps.

If you do go with the PE though, be sure to mount them at least +3 if your taking them in the park, because it cuts down on their already heavy swing weight. I mounted mine +3 and they're still fine on groomers and light powder.
post #7 of 15
Yeah PE's would be a good choice, but I would also recommend the Armada AR6's. They are much lighter than the PE but still perform well all mountain.
post #8 of 15
Scrach's all the way. I got a pair of last years great in the park, bumps, glades, and groomers. Make sure to get the ghetto or last years fs. Dont go for the all mtn versians.
post #9 of 15
Highly recommend the PE (even last years model) for a "all mt." twin. I bought last years model (new) off ebay for cheap. I know its on SAC every now and then too. Its also pretty cheap even in retail shops. I love it for everything from zipperline moguls to powder. It is quick edge to edge and seems to do everything well in comparison to some things great.
post #10 of 15
The Mythic Rider is an interesting inclusion. In my opinion it is a much better ski than the other skis you listed (or listed so far in this thread.) If you are looking for a twin though, I would look at the Scratch FS for where you live. They don't have the performance of the PEs in light snow, but they are superior in heavier snow and much superior on hard snow.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
The Mythic Rider is an interesting inclusion. In my opinion it is a much better ski than the other skis you listed (or listed so far in this thread.) If you are looking for a twin though, I would look at the Scratch FS for where you live. They don't have the performance of the PEs in light snow, but they are superior in heavier snow and much superior on hard snow.
That is why my local ski shop suggested I look at the Rossi Scratch FS rather then the PE. I had went in wanting to know about the PE but they said the Rossi would do better on the conditions I'm more likely to see in OH, PA, WV, NY which are my main skiing areas with occasional trips to VT and out west.
post #12 of 15
The PE is a great buy but is not necessarily the best twip on the market. I am not a park guy at all but I ski twips as all mountain skis fairly regularly and personally prefer the Line P-90. As mentioned the MR is a better all mountain ski in all regards than any of the aforementioned twips (including the P-90) but it is not a twip and therefore it's utility in the park is limited to directional manuvers.

SJ
post #13 of 15
What about Stockli?

Snake BC or Snake Coral?
post #14 of 15
Try the Line Prophet 90's. I love 'em!
post #15 of 15
For value you can't go wrong with the PE.
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