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Twin Tip Question

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Has anyone been on a twin tip that they'd consider a decent "all-mt." ski. Powder, bumps,etc??
post #2 of 11
1080's are good except for racing and pow over about 6-8 inches. they are good in moguls, easy to ski switch and jib, and pretty good in pow as long as theres not alot of it. i find the Enemy is the best all mtn twin, but not quite as good for jibbing as most other twins. so if you are only jumping or riding switch like 15-20% of the time, the enemy is probly your best ski. but if you wanna jib say 25-50% of the time and ski all mtn. the rest basically all the twins will work. 1080's, concepts, candides, skogens, they will all perform decently for all mtn riding. there are a few skis like the 1260 that are basically park only skis though
post #3 of 11
1080's are good except for racing and pow over about 6-8 inches. they are good in moguls, easy to ski switch and jib, and pretty good in pow as long as theres not alot of it. i find the Enemy is the best all mtn twin, but not quite as good for jibbing as most other twins. so if you are only jumping or riding switch like 15-20% of the time, the enemy is probly your best ski. but if you wanna jib say 25-50% of the time and ski all mtn. the rest basically all the twins will work. 1080's, concepts, candides, skogens, they will all perform decently for all mtn riding. there are a few skis like the 1260 and Pow Air grinds that are basically park only skis though
post #4 of 11
Bridgeman , if you have can wait till Atomics new Smart Zone PC 's hit the market you'll find exactly what your looking for. They have a side cut very close to the 10.20 ride , and are twin tipped. My wife used a pair for the last 6 days and claims they have to be the most versatile ski she's ever been on . She covered all of Fernie and was never once dissapointed (and thats tough).We also run gates once a week and this past Thurs. was bullet proof Hard snow and she decides to try them ....one word..."WOW" was all that needed to be said . They are supposed to be comming in a couple models, she was on the olive colored ones and the blue ones are stiffer from what I understand.<FONT size="1">

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post #5 of 11
yea but Leeroy, did your wife actually use the twin tip part of the ski?? Atomic makes racing skis so i am very skeptical of their ability to make a good jib ski. i was also skeptical of Volkl when they brought out the V, but its a sweet ski and might be my next twin i purchase.
post #6 of 11
No she didn't use them like your asking but the question put forward was did anybody know of a twin tip that is a good all mnt. ski. She used them at three different areas and from powder to blue ice , she's also a very strong and technically oriented skier that's got lots of experience and can ski most anything she wants to so I trust her opinion. From what I understand Atomic is putting these skis out for just this reason , also manufacturers do alot of their research through the race ski programs to develope other types of skis .
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the input, now I've got something to go on.
post #8 of 11
Bridge,
If you don't want to plunk down too much for a twintip and don't mind a used one, i'm trying to get rid of my old pairs...they're on the Classified section. I'd definitely be willing to go lower. I'm just really low on $$ right now since i have to pay for a traffic ticket. There's nothing wrong with the skis...Salomon 1080s in a 177 length with S850 bindings. I was looking at $275, but am willing to go down to $195 since you're probably gonna need a binding check/remount.

Regards,
RK
post #9 of 11
MelloBoy,

I just sent you an e-mail about the 1080's. I live in SoCal and would love to talk to you about taking those boards off your hands. You can get me at mharris_skier@yahoo.com
post #10 of 11
Check out the Head Mad Trix. It was supposed to be released late this season but Head's holding off till next year. It comes with a binding that you can move to allow for all mtn skiing and jibbing. I have seen very good reviews about this ski. Since its a Head it will probably be priced lower than any of Salomon's or Rossi's twins next year.
post #11 of 11
the mad trix are gonna retail at $950 which is far more than any other twin tip. but it does include the pivoting binding. all 3 people ive talked to who have rode them say they are the best all around ski theyve ever been on. but if you dont want to go backwards or jib, then dont get a twin tip, its just not worth it
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