hi, i just started freestlye skiing this year because my friend does it and got me into it, i have been to the mountain twice this year and know how to mute grab, 180 on flat, ride the pipe, and grind the thick boxes. However, i have been doing all of this with normal alpine skiis. my questions is, will not having freestlye skiis affect my progression at all?
freestyle skier without twin tips
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Well you may be able to do a 180 on flat right now, but if you try it off a jump... you'll definitely wish you had twin tips. Just about every ski company out there has some sort of twin tip in their line up now (some definitely better than others) to serve a variety of purposes. If you're lookig at park-specific skis, you'll likely have better pop, much better flex in the pipe, and probably a more durable base for rails as well. However, you may sacrifice some all-mountain ability if the skis are too soft. The opposite may be true - a great all mountain or big mountain twin may be a bit more wide or stiff than you'd want in the park. Personally I prefer skis that aren't too one-dimensional and can still perform well in a variety of conditions, but it's really up to you. Make sure you do your research before a purchase, but if you're really serious about spending more time in the park its a worthwile investment.