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post #1 of 17
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hey everyone,
im 6 feet tall and 200 lbs. i ski hard and am a very advanced skier. i ski probably 60 percent powder and trees with 40 percent terrain park and groomers. i am looking for a twin tip that will suit my style. for the past two years i have been skiing the scratch BC and loved them. i have heard a lot of good things about the volkl gotama and the k2 seth's. any suggestions on what ski and size would be great so i dont make a 700 dollar mistake.....
post #2 of 17
Not sure if you've looked at them at all but I am a HUGE fan of the k2 PE's. Its a great all-mt twin and doesn't cost very much. Had them in 2 ft of powder in the trees yesterday and there was a smile on my face the whole day.
post #3 of 17
Ditto what Drew said. For the price ($225 right now at REI: http://www.rei.com/product/758421) it's hard to beat. It would be a great ski at 3X that price. Get the 179cm.
post #4 of 17
Are you planning on keeping your scratch's? If so, that is a little bit of an overlap with the gotama or seth. You should go fatter.
post #5 of 17
Rossi Steeze.
post #6 of 17
Can we just sticky a "I'm Looking For Twin Tips" thread one of these days? :
post #7 of 17
I don't care what all you Public Enemy freaks say - I love my Trouble Makers. But next years K2 Extreme looks a bit tasty
post #8 of 17
I too, was going to start a thread on this.. I do think I have it narrowed down to the PE, and trouble maker, or big troubles My questions are.
1, Do you need to get a size larger because of the contact surface.. I normally ski a 165- 172 depending on ski..or keep it about the same?
2.What is the difference between the big trouble, and troublemaker other than the 3mm width?
3.What is a good twin tip for my wife she normally skis a 158, and is about a level 6
4. I actually would like to buy some for my daughter who is nine. What is a good twintip for little ones..she skis a 123 right now.. Both of them want to be able to do tricks, jumps, they want to be able to ski backwards, and such.
post #9 of 17
EatmyPow & LeeX... Get the Mojo 90!!! I sound like such a freakin broken record by now as I recommend them to everyone who will listen, but if you're considering a midfat for off-piste/park usage then PLEASE do yourself a favor and look into the Mojo 90. It's not just me, honest- It's also the freeski of choice for Johnny Moseley, who is coincidentally the man (he speaks very highly of it as well!). It just does everything so damn well I can't think of anything bad to say about it except maybe that it makes you more confident than you should be at times. It lacks some super-high-speed stability, but nothing that'll have you filling your drawers so fughettaboutit. Aside from being one of the greatest tree skis ever created it is a great pow weapon and a sick park ski to boot! Look into it! lee- I've skied the PE, and the Mojo eats it's lunch, hands down. Happy hunting!
post #10 of 17
DoWork - can you elaborate on your comparison of the PE and Mojo 90, particularly regarding their flex pattern? Thanks.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by drewski180 View Post
Not sure if you've looked at them at all but I am a HUGE fan of the k2 PE's. Its a great all-mt twin and doesn't cost very much. Had them in 2 ft of powder in the trees yesterday and there was a smile on my face the whole day.
i have looked into the PE and they are not being manufactured as well as they used to be. my cousins have a couple pairs of the PE's and the graphics are falling off.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
EatmyPow & LeeX... Get the Mojo 90!!! I sound like such a freakin broken record by now as I recommend them to everyone who will listen, but if you're considering a midfat for off-piste/park usage then PLEASE do yourself a favor and look into the Mojo 90. It's not just me, honest- It's also the freeski of choice for Johnny Moseley, who is coincidentally the man (he speaks very highly of it as well!). It just does everything so damn well I can't think of anything bad to say about it except maybe that it makes you more confident than you should be at times. It lacks some super-high-speed stability, but nothing that'll have you filling your drawers so fughettaboutit. Aside from being one of the greatest tree skis ever created it is a great pow weapon and a sick park ski to boot! Look into it! lee- I've skied the PE, and the Mojo eats it's lunch, hands down. Happy hunting!
im looking for something a little thicker than the mojo 90's.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by LeeX View Post
I too, was going to start a thread on this.. I do think I have it narrowed down to the PE, and trouble maker, or big troubles My questions are.
1, Do you need to get a size larger because of the contact surface.. I normally ski a 165- 172 depending on ski..or keep it about the same?
2.What is the difference between the big trouble, and troublemaker other than the 3mm width?
3.What is a good twin tip for my wife she normally skis a 158, and is about a level 6
4. I actually would like to buy some for my daughter who is nine. What is a good twintip for little ones..she skis a 123 right now.. Both of them want to be able to do tricks, jumps, they want to be able to ski backwards, and such.
1. Depends on what you're going to use it for. If mainly for powder, the Big Trub in 186 would be good. If you're going to use it in the trees and in the park at times, the 176 would be good.

2. I haven't skied the Troublemaker.

3. Either the Roxy Black Magic (female version of the Big Trub) or the Rossi Scratch Girl BC.

4. Don't know.

If you get the Big Trubs, the mounting point is something to consider. Mine are mounted at -3 but I don't hit the park.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by eatmypowder View Post
i have looked into the PE and they are not being manufactured as well as they used to be. my cousins have a couple pairs of the PE's and the graphics are falling off.
Actually, they made some improvements in the 07-08 model. The previous years are unchanged. I have beat the heck out of my 06-07 models and they are holding up fine. What I have noticed, however, is that some people destroy their PEs by crossing their tips all the time and crashing a lot. If you're a good skier, they will be fine.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by ldrjax View Post
DoWork - can you elaborate on your comparison of the PE and Mojo 90, particularly regarding their flex pattern? Thanks.
Sure- If you want the abbreviated version, the PE and the Mojo are essentially different sons from the same mother. Both are light, agile and fun as all hell and will allow you to crush anything the mountain has to offer. The thing I noticed the most regarding flex was that little brother (PE) has a tendency to start slapping the piste when you really get moving and hitting crap, and from my limited experience with it I seem to remember them being a bit more flexible in the big curvy bumps. Standing with the tips on moguls, it would still touch the ground underfoot- the mojo, however, feels a bit more stiff. It chatters a little bit when you're really cooking, but I've yet to hear a full-on "slap" while on piste. To be honest, I'm not sure what the difference in camber is as I didn't get to do a side-by-side test, but the mojo feels like it has more "pop" and has its weight distributed more around the tip and tail, but not overwhelmingly so. Either ski can hold their own on the mountain, but I personally feel that the Mojo 90 is a bit higher end of a ski. Not to take anything away from the PE, but big brother feels like it's a bit burlier and is more stiff. Others may feel differently, but this is my personal experience and humble opinion- I hope it helped!
post #16 of 17
Can anyone tell me if the Volkl ledge in 155, or the Dynastar nothing but trouble in 155..Would be good for my wife..I have found some good deals on these two skis..One more question.. I can get the New Dynastar marie pro's with binding for 199.00..Is that pretty good
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by eatmypowder View Post
hey everyone,
im 6 feet tall and 200 lbs. i ski hard and am a very advanced skier. i ski probably 60 percent powder and trees with 40 percent terrain park and groomers. i am looking for a twin tip that will suit my style. for the past two years i have been skiing the scratch BC and loved them. i have heard a lot of good things about the volkl gotama and the k2 seth's. any suggestions on what ski and size would be great so i dont make a 700 dollar mistake.....
Wait for 2009 Dynastar Huge Trouble
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