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What kind of skis should I get?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone,

 I've been looking for a new pair of all mountain twin tips that do well in the park and all over the mountain. I want something durable, since i ski alot of glades. I ski in the Northeast. I weigh around 100 lbs and I am around 5' 3". I want something will stand up to skiing that might not have alot of snow cover. Also, any advice on bindings would be great too, my price range caps at around $500.00

 

Thank you very much!

post #2 of 15

How strong of a skier are you? Lots of strength for your weight or more of a finesse skier?

 

The first skis that come to mind are the head IM 88, they are quite highly regarded around here for the east.

 

Another ski I just thoght of is the k2 public enemy/extreme.

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice. i would consider myself maybe an advanced skier, and i would like a pair of skis that are strong because i do alot of glades

post #4 of 15

 

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The first skis that come to mind are the head IM 88, they are quite highly regarded around here for the east.

 

 Not twins and definitely not aimed at skiers who are 5'3" and 100 lbs unless they just came off the World Cup circuit. The OP states otherwise.

 

Seriously, the Extremes are not a bad call, but bit heavy for someone your weight. I'd think about something made by Fischer or Rossi. 

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

i also enjoy a fatter ski and was wondering if you guys think i should make the transition from a junior ski to an adult ski.

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i also enjoy a fatter ski and was wondering if you guys think i should make the transition from a junior ski to an adult ski.

 

look at some of there

 

159 Extreme from K2 IMO is one of the best allmountain twins/park skis there is I just reviewed a 164 Missdemenor which is nearly the same ski. For reference my friend who owns the misdemenoers is 5'7 120lb.

156 Line Chronic would be a solid choice as well

dynstar trouble makers would again be decent and better at bumps than the above to.

 

 

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 Not twins and definitely not aimed at skiers who are 5'3" and 100 lbs unless they just came off the World Cup circuit. The OP states otherwise.

 

Seriously, the Extremes are not a bad call, but bit heavy for someone your weight. I'd think about something made by Fischer or Rossi. 

 

yeah 159 extremes not really that heavy....

post #8 of 15

 

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yeah 159 extremes not really that heavy....

OK, I'll defer to the resident PE/Extreme expert. In that case, get 'em. 

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

what about a line blend skiing in the east?

post #10 of 15

 

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what about a line blend skiing in the east?

 

where in the east?

 

as fun powder/tree skis it would be fun, but I wouldnt get it as an everyday ski.

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

ok thanks. what do you think about volkl bridges? By the way, i ski pretty much everywhere in the east.

post #12 of 15

Volkl Bridges are nice skis IMO, excellent edge grip for a twin, a touch stiffer than the Extremes, a touch less maneuverable in bumps, livelier feel FWIW.  

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

So you guys dont think that a line blend would do good skiing all over the mountain? I want skis that do great in the trees, bumps and some hard packed and/or icy snow, but that also have a little bit of float when there is new snow

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So you guys dont think that a line blend would do good skiing all over the mountain? I want skis that do great in the trees, bumps and some hard packed and/or icy snow, but that also have a little bit of float when there is new snow

 

where are you on the east? like honestly if you ski Jay, or stowe then maybe it would work but your a 100 freaking pounds a 85mm ski would be more than enough...I normally dont day that either..

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

ok, i ski mainly in new hampshire and then i do a little bit of skiing in Vermont, but i dont go to places like Jay or Stowe often. I mainly stay in New Hampshire, with occasionaly icy conditions but some good snow

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