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Good Pair of Versatile Twin Tips

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hi everybody, I was just looking for some input on what kind of skis I should buy. I'm an intermediate skier who skis mostly blue and black runs. I have just recently been introduced to the park AND I LOVE IT . I'm looking at buying a good pair of twin tips that rock in the park/pipe, but they need to be able to handle groomed runs well (not much powder in Southern Ontario). I'm 16, male, about 6'1 and about 200 pounds. Also, I don't want to spend $800 on just skis, because i'll probably grow at least another 2-4 inches and dont want these skis to be useless within 3 years. What kind of skis do you guys recommend :

Cheers
post #2 of 20
Get the 179cm Public Enemy for around $200. You won't be disappointed!
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
do you mean this year's model or the 2006 model, because I heard they are different
post #4 of 20
I'll also add my voice to the Public Enemy, or the PE or whatever it's called now. I was very tempted to pick up a set last week, but ended up going with the Scratch Brigade for the wider waist.

My understanding of the PE is that it's a very simple ski: wood, fibreglass, edges, base and topsheet, and as such it's pretty durable, particularly for the price. I still may end up getting them to round out the quiver a bit.
post #5 of 20
The skiing qualities are unchanged since they went to an 85mm waist, only some materials were changed for the 08 model. Next year I heard it will get a new name and yet another material makeover, and be marketed as an all-mountain ski.
post #6 of 20
Dude look into the Head Mojo 90. Awesome ski, great in the park, lots of energy and still wide enough for anything else you could ever want to do including if you graduate to backcountry jumps or anything else in pow. It's currently my do-everything ski. I've also skied the PE- definately a fun ski, but for me the Mojo is the jam cuz I like my fresh pow, and the 84 waist on the PEs just wasn't cutting it for me, and also they're notorious for topsheet durability issues. Can't go wrong with either ski, but check out the Mojos, I know you can get a last year's ('07) model for about $250. (I got my '08s a few months ago and paid about $550 for them, delivered with bindings) I love 'em on anything from ice on up to a foot of pow and more Good luck and happy hunting!
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post
The skiing qualities are unchanged since they went to an 85mm waist, only some materials were changed for the 08 model. Next year I heard it will get a new name and yet another material makeover, and be marketed as an all-mountain ski.
I have also heard this, perhaps as the Extreme, to bring back a name from K2 past, and to get rid of their ghetto park rat look. It seems folks have recognized the PE for being a very good all mountain ski and K2 has noticed that. I think losing the hiphop name and topsheet may persuade a few more middle aged skiers to pick 'em up without fearing they'll look silly.
post #8 of 20
I'd second the Mojo 90's -everything DoWork said, and they aren't too shabby in the moguls either. I'm about the same size as you are (or will be - 205 lb, 6'5"), and the 186 cm length is good.
post #9 of 20
This must be about the 200th "which twin tips?" thread this year.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bobatt View Post
I have also heard this, perhaps as the Extreme, to bring back a name from K2 past, and to get rid of their ghetto park rat look. It seems folks have recognized the PE for being a very good all mountain ski and K2 has noticed that. I think losing the hiphop name and topsheet may persuade a few more middle aged skiers to pick 'em up without fearing they'll look silly.
you are 100 percent correct



same sidecut though
post #11 of 20
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you are 100 percent correct



same sidecut though
I LOVE THAT LOOK!!!! :
post #12 of 20
Yeah, hard not to like that topsheet, and the PE's respected by a lot of good skiers here. That said, a vote for the Mojo 90, which is stiffer, a bit more demanding, but generally seen as better in hard or rough snow (it can carve crazy well). Also I'm told by folks who have skied both that the 90 also has more spring/energy at each end for launching/landing; can't say since my knees don't like parks or air. OTOH, I'd probably pick the PE for softer snow and tighter spaces. Tough call.
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks alot for all the suggestions. I think im probably gonna go for the Public Enemy's though. Just another quickie, some people were saying that you can pick these skis up for like $200. Where exactly is that because the ski shops in this area all want like $500 (without bindings).

Cheers
post #14 of 20
Look around online and eBay. They go cheap this time of the year. Keep an eye on the classifieds here too as they show up every now & then.
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
yeah don't really wanna buy online cuz shipping will be through the roof (not to mention duty, theres no way anyone is gonna send a big package like that as a "gift") i'll just check my local ski shop and see if I can swing a deal

Thanks for all your help
post #16 of 20
i currently tele on the a pair of 2006/07 174 PEs. i have a friend that likes the Dynastar Troublemaker for teleing. just wondering if anyone here has experiences on the PE and Troublemaker.... tele or alpine. just seeing how they compare....
post #17 of 20

Pe

I've got the PEs in 179 and love them. Just getting into the park but can't complain about them at all. They ski the entire mt. real well from groomers, trees, powder and bumps. A great 1 ski quiver.
post #18 of 20
I ski the PE in a 169 which may be a little short, but I wanted something for the trees. I picked them up as leftovers at my local shop this year for under $200 so deals can be found. Although they are the least expensive ski that I have, they are the one I pick when conditions are unknown. A friend who manages a ski shop said that they would be his pick if he could have only one ski. Although I rarely go in the park, they are a great all mountain ski.
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 

Thanks Alot!!!

Well guys, just in case you were interested, I picked up a pair of 05/06 Public Enemy's from my local shop for $350 with a Head Mojo 15 Binding. Can't wait till next season to try these babys out. Maybe its time to plan a trip to Whistler...

Thanks
post #20 of 20
That would drive me nuts to have to wait to try out new skis until next season. It's like getting waterskis for Christmas.
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