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Yet another what ski should I buy thread (twin tips)

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm looking to get a set of twin tips skis.
Here is a little bit about me:

- 5'5", 150lbs, male
- Been skiing 10 years.
- Can confidently ski almost anything east or west. I recently moved much closer to the resorts, so I want to start on improving my form, which needs work.
- I ski fast and aggressive

I currently ski a Fischer RX6. It works great on packed powder, hardpack, ice. I'm looking for something with a little more under foot for skiing the east coast fresh. Since I will likely not be taking the skis out west, I don't need something with 100+ under foot for skiing feet of powder. It also needs to perform very well in the trees, and well in the moguls.

I'm looking into twin tips because they seem fun, and quite honestly I enjoy skiing backwards some times. I'm also looking for something low priced that I can pickup used on Ebay since they will likely not get as much use as my Fischer's.

Also, given the fact that there are going to be mostly for trees/powder/moguls would you recommend I go shorter, longer, or stay the same. I currently ski on a 170.

Basically this is going to complete my two ski quiver:
1 - Fischer RX6 for hard pack, packed powder
1 - ??? for east coast powder days/tree skiing/some moguls

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 17
Dynastar Trouble Maker - great bump ski, fun all mtn a little narrow for pow

Armada AR6 - a little wider lots of fun

Salomon Lord - good width fun ski
post #3 of 17
Pe will be the best powder ski under 90mm. They are also quite cheap and can be had for 200-250 new and the same price used with binding.

best advice I can give you is this. My 170 Progressor have only 2cm less running lenght than my 179 PEs. Go at least to 174cm if not the 179cm. Its may seem to long but in reality the 179 will only have 2cm more lenght than the 170 fisher.
post #4 of 17
Hands down Head Mojo 90. No question. Best ski for EC pow/trees/moguls out there. It's stiff enough to hold edge on ice, wide enough to float in the EC pow and so damn light and nimble it's almost like the trees step out of your way when you're in the woods. Serisouly, I can't recommend it highly enough for what you want it to do and it might cost you an dextra $100 over a PE- well worth it if you ask me. I'll never, EVER part with mine. Oh, and I'm 5'9", 165lbs and ski the 176, which I sometimes feel isn't long enough so I'd say for you it should be perfect!
post #5 of 17
Dynastar Big Trouble, 92 mm waist. Does it all.
Volkl Wall or Bridge
post #6 of 17
I would say go with the Dynastar Big Trouble in a 176. It's fairly stiff in the middle, making it stable at speed, but softer in the tip and tail, allowing for quick handling in the tight spots. The 92 mm waist gives float for powder days, but it's no slouch on the groomed runs. I have both Big Trouble (176) and Troublemaker (175). For my money, the BT is more fun and a better all-mountain ski. If you ski fast and aggressive, you may find the park-oriented TM a bit soft, plus the narrower waist won't do it for the powder.
post #7 of 17

k2 PE

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
Pe will be the best powder ski under 90mm. They are also quite cheap and can be had for 200-250 new and the same price used with binding.

best advice I can give you is this. My 170 Progressor have only 2cm less running lenght than my 179 PEs. Go at least to 174cm if not the 179cm. Its may seem to long but in reality the 179 will only have 2cm more lenght than the 170 fisher.



i'm glad you and others are giving props to PE's for all around bashing. i picked up a pair in the spring on steepandcheap and they are getting mounted as we speak.
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm assuming PE = K2 Public Enemy?
post #9 of 17
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I'm assuming PE = K2 Public Enemy?
yessir
post #10 of 17
Hmmm, i really think you should be careful buying a pow ski for the east coast. I mean we really dont get that many powder days... and its never like a waist deep pow day like the west coast gets. your better off with something that will work in powder, but mainly for groomers and other messing around. If you lived in the west, i would definitely suggest a ski just for pow, but here in the east, its all groomers for the most part
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dubsman35 View Post
but here in the east, its all groomers for the most part
Maybe you're skiing at the wrong places

I do agree about the lack of pow. That's why I asked for something that wasn't super fat.

The PE's only have 80MM under foot. Not exactly a powder ski.
post #12 of 17
Recent years (04 onwards, AFAIK? Certainly 05/06, 07/08) are 85mm.

I'm also a big fan of the PE as a do-everything ski.
post #13 of 17
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by deltat View Post
Maybe you're skiing at the wrong places

I do agree about the lack of pow. That's why I asked for something that wasn't super fat.

The PE's only have 80MM under foot. Not exactly a powder ski.
if you know some good pow spots, let me know, haha
post #15 of 17
PE listed at 85 mm waist. I never skied the Mojo so I can't contrast and compare, maybe its is that much better. Over the years I've had dozens and dozens of skis and I don't think I've ever owned a ski that was more fun, more versatile, and a better price value than the PE. If you're going to ski a 170 midfat or carver the 179 PE will not feel long.
post #16 of 17
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That's a super-old PE... 02/03? The newer ones are 85mm.
post #17 of 17
http://www.fischerskis.com/en/produc...roduct=183 41

sick!

"For cool fun experts. The perfect tool for tricks and jumps with extremely robust design. Also equipped with Twin Tips for all directions."

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