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Twin tips: Recomendations?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Well, one new pair of skis this season wasn't enough. I'd like to get a pair of twin tips to use in the terrain park and general all mountain skiing. Right now, I'm thinking used; since I'm going to be running over stuff in the park anyways.

The Public Enemy comes to mind and I know those are pretty plentyful in the "used" market. Any other recomendations?

How about length on these things? I ski a 178 Hot Rod Nitrous and the length on those is perfect. I don't want to go too short with twins; I will be skiing these outside of the park.

Age 31, level 3, 5'10" 170-175lbs.....
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by Glenn J View Post
Well, one new pair of skis this season wasn't enough. I'd like to get a pair of twin tips to use in the terrain park and general all mountain skiing. Right now, I'm thinking used; since I'm going to be running over stuff in the park anyways.

The Public Enemy comes to mind and I know those are pretty plentyful in the "used" market. Any other recomendations?

How about length on these things? I ski a 178 Hot Rod Nitrous and the length on those is perfect. I don't want to go too short with twins; I will be skiing these outside of the park.

Age 31, level 3, 5'10" 170-175lbs.....
Can we have a twin tip sticky......?

Shortlist for park twin tips doubling as all mountain skis......

179 K2 PEs

175 or 181 Dynastar TroubleMakers
post #3 of 18
Head Mojo 90 is another possiblility.
post #4 of 18
Used PE's all season in Whistler, great fun apart from on the ice. Not the best at anything but pretty good all round. I had the 179's. I am 6ft, 185 lbs.

The top sheet does tend to fall to pieces though....
post #5 of 18
Yeah! Head Mojo 90s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can get 'em real cheap on ebay right now! PE is a great ski, but I think the Mojo gives a bit more room to "grow into", especially if you want to go all-mtn with 'em (they're a lil bit wider n stiffer & great for the ice we inevitably see) PE also is less duarble and topsheets tend to self-destruct... I have the 176s and love the length & we are of similar size/weight.
post #6 of 18
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. I hadn't thought about the Mojo's or the TroubleMakers. This will certainly help as I shop around.


Axe,
It was either post here and get nailed by the post police, or post on freeskiers.com...and end up buying an over size jacket and selling my ski poles. I like my poles too much.
post #8 of 18
yeah I'll agree there should be a twin tip sticky... I think I've made the same post about 50 times. Every time I feel like the kid in the back of the classroom with his hand up like "Oooooooohhh! Ooooooooooohhhhh! Me! Me!..."

That said, I've been trying to get one of my buddies to buy the Line Prophet 90s... Check those jammers out they're freakin badass! Also Praxis makes a siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick midfat park n pipe ski you won't ever see on someone else's feet, that's for damn sure! Check out their website, you may dookey yourself when you see the price for this small company's specialty boards for pre-order. (not what you're expecting!)
post #9 of 18
Don't get the PEs from K2, it's a fantastic ski I'll tell you that...

But the new 2009 skis from K2 and one of them is the K2 Extreme 2009, which will be in place of what the PEs would be...

The Extreme 2009 has the same sidecut, but it has more durability and it is STRONG as crap..
post #10 of 18
Axiom of ski purchase #1:
Only suckers buy skis this year, everyone knows next year they will just come out with something better.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by SkiMcLovin View Post
Don't get the PEs from K2, it's a fantastic ski I'll tell you that...

But the new 2009 skis from K2 and one of them is the K2 Extreme 2009, which will be in place of what the PEs would be...

The Extreme 2009 has the same sidecut, but it has more durability and it is STRONG as crap..
ummm lol, marketing BS. the only real change is the graphics and name. You know what for the flooded market on K2 Public Enemies and Piste Pipes you would have to be pretty dumb to pay $500 for a ski that can be had for $200 brand spankin new. I got a pair with binders this year that was used one day for 175 dollars.

I applauded the new name and graphics but untill the price come down below 250 I wont own a pair.
post #12 of 18
Want to support the sticky idea, but it raises larger problem: Compared to the ridiculous range of opinion on most directional skis, why the same TT recs over and over, year after year? I'd guess out of say 100 votes here, there'd consistently be 60 for PE's, 30 for Mojos, then divy up the last 10 for BT's, Prophets, Bridges, etc. Hmm.

Is it sample bias or reality? Either no one is making good AM twins except K2 and Head, or there are all these other good models out there that those of us who sound off don't ski, so we don't recommend them, so no one else here tries them.

How many here have ever reviewed twins by: Armada, 4fnt, Liberty, High Society, Extreme, Movement, Nineward, or Prior? Hell, how many here have even skied Stockli, Elan, Blizzard, Nordica, or Fischer < 100 twins? Truth: I saw at least two pair of each except Elans on a week's trip out west this spring. But they're not easily available at Level Nine or Ski Universe for 70% off in June, and they don't seem to have partisans here, so I guess they don't make the cut for the sticky?
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
ummm lol, marketing BS. the only real change is the graphics and name. You know what for the flooded market on K2 Public Enemies and Piste Pipes you would have to be pretty dumb to pay $500 for a ski that can be had for $200 brand spankin new. I got a pair with binders this year that was used one day for 175 dollars.

I applauded the new name and graphics but untill the price come down below 250 I wont own a pair.

That's the kind of deal I'm looking for.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
How many here have ever reviewed twins by: Armada, 4fnt, Liberty, High Society, Extreme, Movement, Nineward, or Prior? Hell, how many here have even skied Stockli, Elan, Blizzard, Nordica, or Fischer < 100 twins? Truth: I saw at least two pair of each except Elans on a week's trip out west this spring. But they're not easily available at Level Nine or Ski Universe for 70% off in June, and they don't seem to have partisans here, so I guess they don't make the cut for the sticky?
I loved my Elan M02.2's. Someday, I'll get to actually ski my Rossi Scratch BC's too! If they're anywhere near as good as the Scratch FS, I'll be thrilled. I'm also really looking forward to trying out my "pre-owned" Blizzard T9's.
post #15 of 18
Any thoughts on the Scott P3? I've demoed the PE in 179 and thought they were pretty nice, but not very confidence inspiring on hardpack at speed.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Axiom of ski purchase #1:
Only suckers buy skis this year, everyone knows next year they will just come out with something better.

and your point is??? next year you are going to be exactly at this same point!!!!!!!!!
post #17 of 18
I hope/think you meant don't buy them THIS year, wait until they come out with the newer, better skis and then get your last year's crush for half price or better. Same concept as buying a used car- new only lasts for one run, and then you're just throwing money away- and I'd rather be throwing it at plane & lift tix, personally.

As long as I can bring my Mojo 90s and a set of Gotamas (?) with me out west next winter I don't care what ANYONE will think about my last year's skis... Hell, if they can see 'em past my blinding smile, I'll be impressed.

Glenn J- you HAVE been caught by the post police... Your punnishment? Go buy a sick set of TTs and REVIEW THEM! Bonus points if its something that hasn't been reviewed, like the Praxis P&P
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
LOL! I promise to write a review of anything I end up with. Even if they're a few years old and used.
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