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Can't decide on twin tips

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I've been looking around for about 2 months now for a LIGHT, semi-soft, twin tip ski and that is under $250 without bindings that fits me (150lbs, 5'10 advanced skier). I have came across from least interested to most interested are the Dynastar Nothing but Trouble skis (can't find any for sale), Salomon Thruster skis (don't like this years graphics), and the skis that I like best out of these three are the Volkl Ledges because they have good graphics and people are selling them, but I'm not sure how light they are and that's what l want.

 

Thanks for any advice

 

dh

post #2 of 17

Not super light, but I'm selling a pair of 181 4FRNT MSPs that will fit your budget, see gear swap. 

post #3 of 17

Don't make ski decisons based on graphics. 

post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

Ya, I know but I want to love this ski and have it forever and you can't love something if it doesn't look good.

post #5 of 17

You can't expect skis to last forever though.  The best skis maybe last 120 days or so.  Cheaper cores will give out earlier.  If everyone worried about what the graphics looked like, we'd all be on Jon Olsons.  Who doesn't want scantily clad women to look at on the lift?  If graphics are hideous I can see getting somewhere else, but a great looking ski that skis like crap is just as bad.

post #6 of 17

Dude how many times are you going to start this thread (I saw the ones on TGR too)?  The ski purchase decision is definitely a tough one, but there comes a time when you just need to pull the trigger and buy some skis - it's unlikely you're ever going to get a completely unanimous answer from everyone, if that is indeed what you're looking for.  And while I agree you can't make a ski decision purely on graphics... it's still part of the equation.  I would never buy a ski that I thought looked horrible (prime example - last year's Rossi Steeze).  It always helps to look down and acutally enjoy the looks of what you have strapped to your feet.  And if light is really your prime objective, look here as well: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76416.  The data may be a couple years old, but it should give you a good base of comparison.

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Dude how many times are you going to start this thread (I saw the ones on TGR too)?  


 

No kidding.  Find 10 ways to ask the same question.  SAck up and buy something already.  They're YOUR skis for chrissakes...  YOU are buying them.  YOU are skiing on them.  If I give you a bad recommendation, then what?  Demo some boards already.  Then make YOUR decision.  Who cares what WE think?  I'm not in YOUR boots. 

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Don't make ski decisons based on graphics. 

 

Jeez... next you're going to say ski jackets should be "functional".

post #9 of 17

Or maybe.......don't marry based on looks.
 

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Don't make ski decisons based on graphics. 


 

post #10 of 17

Buy used with binders (ebay or tgr). If required, remounts are cheap. Then you can afford a quiver of two.

post #11 of 17

I'd probably go with the Volkl's. But best would be to DEMO!!!

 

But ya dude dont post the same post 5 different times.

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Or maybe.......don't marry based on looks.
 


 

 

No, you have to marry based on looks.  Duh.

post #13 of 17

Stay away from Troublemakers; they're heavier than my GS skis. No fun at all.

post #14 of 17

 

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Originally Posted by Downhillin99 View Post

 

Ya, I know but I want to love this ski and have it forever and you can't love something if it doesn't look good.

Call the minister and tell him you're too shallow for the "till death do us part" ending. Then go buy a pair of lightly used  Volkl Ledges, which are perfect for your stated needs, including weight, flex and desire for Graphic Correctness. ( Also a nice all mountain ride based on the old Karmas, which were hard to beat.)

post #15 of 17

 

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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post

 

Not super light, but I'm selling a pair of 181 4FRNT MSPs that will fit your budget, see gear swap. 

Come on, 219, I've skied these; the 181 may have the coolest bit of the yearly mural, but definitely on the heavy/beefy side, and too long for someone who weighs 150 lbs. Sell them to someone who will enjoy what they have to offer. 

post #16 of 17

Too late, they are long gone!  I did note that they are not light.  They ski short, and 181 would actually be fine for a 5'10" person looking for an off-piste/pow/crud ski.

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Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post

 

Stay away from Troublemakers; they're heavier than my GS skis. No fun at all.

 

You've said it before, and I still say its BS! Troublemakers are not heavy. I don't know what GS skis you have, but my 182cm TMs are featherlight compared with my 180cm WC RC4 GS's. That's with flat mounted LD12s on the TMs. They're also lighter than my i.M78s with the same binding. The 165cm TMs with Pivot 10s are lighter still. They may be heavier than some foam-cored 1080 variant, but heavy skis they ain't.

 

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