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First, thanks for reading....

I'm in a little bit of a bind, I'm looking to get new ski's and unfortunately, I can't make my mind up, and I don't know which way to turn right now.

A little about myself, I'm 5'11" or so, 80kg (12.5st). My skiing has mainly been about focussing on piste, but the last couple of times I have been, I've found myself just wanting more and I just feel like I have grown out of my old ski's (Rossi B2 Bandit).

I have found myself ducking under barriers, playing around in parks and in each area I have just felt that my bandits are just not what I am wanting.

I want to be able to hold my own well off piste, at the same time, I want to be able to play around in the park. I envisage that this season I'll be spending 50/50 time on/off piste. Hopefully after that, progress a little bit further.

I am definately an aggresive skiier, slow isn't my thing - love long drawn out turns, but I want to be able to crank it up if the time calls for it.

The ski's I have been looking at are the Salomon Lord, K2 ObSethed and Scott Punisher.

I have been leaning toward the Salomon Lord mainly because of the fact that I am a bit dubious about the sheer size of the ObSethed ON piste. I was recomended to go for the Punisher by a friend, but my lack of knowledge on Scott as a make has really pushed me away from these.

I guess what I am looking for here is just a little more advice, maybe suggestions of a different ski to look at.... Any help from anyone would be much appreciated. =)

post #2 of 3
If you like the Rossis, you could try a few other models in their lineup, like the B78 from last year (maybe too much like the B2?). They seem to have totally revamped their lineup this year, so I'm not sure what you'd want from them right now.

IMO the best true 50/50 advanced ski I've tried is the Head Monster im78. Definitely demo these if you can, because they're a lot of fun.

If you want to mess around in terrain parks and you're not that good yet, you might want to consider getting a cheap pair of twin-tips just for that. You don't want to tear up an expensive pair of skis learning to do rails and jumps.
post #3 of 3
I'd also recommend the Head IM82 if you want a bit wider ski that will still carve.

Playing in the parks suggests looking at some twintips. Head Mojo 80 or 90 or the K2 Public Enemy would be my suggestions.

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