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Make a choice for my new Twin Tips

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I recently started to look for buying a new pair of twin tips for the upcoming season I will
appreciate your opinions and suggestions about the ones that I pick.

I usely ski and every condition and honestly I have to, because where I live in Quebec, Canada, we can have a nice powder day and after that a week long on icy and hardpack condition.
Each year I also make a trip, like this year i will be in Banff in February.

I also liked to hit the park sometimes to make rails and jumps, but I don't stay here all day long.

So here what I found:

-Dynastar Trouble Maker
-k2 Public Enemy
-Line Chronic
-Line Prophet

I check something between 175-180cm. I'm 5'9" - 160.

So I would appreciate some comparison on my choice and I'm also open for suggestions.



Mark
post #2 of 17
Well I own both the PE and Trouble Maker.

TM is a light soft fun ski that is a great mogul ski. Holds a good edge but is a little to light and soft for fast carving and crud.
PE is good at everything, but not great. carves, jumps, crud, bumps. It's heavy for spins but that makes it more stable.
post #3 of 17
Agree; the TM or PE are solid. Also, Head Mad Trix Mojo (aka Head Mojo 90s) would probably work for you. I weigh ~170 and have the 176s; good all mountain/bumps. I picked them up to screw around with but haven't used them at all in the park. Check out all the reviews on this site for Mojo 90s, as they're the same ski with different graphics.

see: http://www.evogear.com/outlet/skis/h...used-2005.aspx
(BTW, I'd part with mine (with Head Mojo bindings) for less than what evogear wants. PM me if you're interested...)

http://www.snowrental.net/skiing/ski...trix-mojo.html
post #4 of 17
For what its worth, you can pick up some older but new PE's and TM's for under 200 bucks! For an all mountain type ski the PE is hard to beat especially for the money
post #5 of 17
PEs rock for so many things. Such a good ski and particularly for the money. I stay start with that.
post #6 of 17
The PE is dead. Go EXTREME!





post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Seems that the PE is very popular...

If i can find a deal for the PE 2007 model (the white one), is there any difference between the PE last year model 2008 (the red one, with the black-white-red cube in the bottom of the ski) ?

I also I was never heard too mich about the mojo 90, the only thing I'm not sure about this one, is the 90mm width.

Maybe I would love more the Mojo 90 during my trip to banff, but feel it a little bit wide on my east-cost condition.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by marcan1215 View Post
Seems that the PE is very popular...

If i can find a deal for the PE 2007 model (the white one), is there any difference between the PE last year model 2008 (the red one, with the black-white-red cube in the bottom of the ski) ?

I also I was never heard too mich about the mojo 90, the only thing I'm not sure about this one, is the 90mm width.

Maybe I would love more the Mojo 90 during my trip to banff, but feel it a little bit wide on my east-cost condition.
For Quebec you might be right, but if you travel south a bit and ski Jay, Stowe, MRG, etc. you will find a lot of people using 90+ as their everyday ski. The mojo and prophet 90 both have great reputations for holding an edge on the hard stuff, and will give you that extra bit of float when you do get into the fresh.
post #9 of 17
No difference in those 2 PE's. I got mine for 187.00 (white). Look around you'll find them.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by ski=free View Post
Well I own both the PE and Trouble Maker.

TM is a light soft fun ski that is a great mogul ski. Holds a good edge but is a little to light and soft for fast carving and crud.
PE is good at everything, but not great. carves, jumps, crud, bumps. It's heavy for spins but that makes it more stable.
So do I and this is EXACTLY what I would say. The TM is better in the moguls, but the PE isn't bad. Both are better in the moguls than I am. Overall, the PE is a better all around ski and has a higher speed limit. The PE does everything well and it's the ski that I pick when I'm not sure about conditions.
post #11 of 17
I'll add a little more confusion to the mix. I skied both the PE and the Prophet 90 last year. I liked the PE better on softer days and in the bumps. But the prophet is really an all mountain ripper. I is a little stiffer and really handles speed well on most surfaces. For someone that weighs 160, the PE may be a better fit.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
For Quebec you might be right, but if you travel south a bit and ski Jay, Stowe, MRG, etc. you will find a lot of people using 90+ as their everyday ski. The mojo and prophet 90 both have great reputations for holding an edge on the hard stuff, and will give you that extra bit of float when you do get into the fresh.

JPH speaks the truth. The mojo 90 is probably one of if not the best all mountain 90mm foot ski I have ever been on. I like my am skis stiff and the mojo doesnt let me down in that catagory. They are heavy but they have cap construction and are stiffer than a board. I do some park but I like to stay away since the rest of the mountain calls my name with these things.
post #13 of 17
Can we start a "MAKE THE PE YOUR FIRST TWIN" thread, and be done with the 850 "which twins?" threads we'll see this season?

post #14 of 17
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post #15 of 17
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post #16 of 17
4th that...
post #17 of 17
been looking at the Faction Wednesday myself.... looks nice, just need to get a ride on some

http://faction.s51926.gridserver.com.../wednesday/178
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