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Looking for an "All-Mountain" twin tip

post #1 of 10
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I would classify myself as an intermediate skier, blues and some blacks, but i am still learning and want a ski i can grow into a little bit. I only go skiing 1-2 times per year but don't want rentals anymore. yack. I will spend a little time in the park, but would say ill spend the majority of mind time on the mountain. I'd like to keep it below 500, but im willing to budge. I know there is a TON of ski's out there but i'd just like any sort of feedback.

ETA: Don't need much help on the length but i am 5'9" 170.
post #2 of 10
Prophet 90 east coast
Prophet 100 west coast

Would be my suggestion.
post #3 of 10
If you fly to the resort you end up paying baggage fees for the skis.  I would continue to rent, maybe performance skis. Unless you ski more than a few times a year, it is hardly worth it to buy new.
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Originally Posted by Gahan View Post

Prophet 90 east coast
Prophet 100 west coast

Would be my suggestion.
 

   Actually either of those skis would work well for east and west coast. Just keep in mind the Prophet 100 has better float but is not as nimble. While the Prophet 90 is more nimble but not as fat so you lose some seep snow performance there...also the Volkl Bridge is a great all mountain ski if you like skiing in the park and pipe from time to time. Hope this Helps
post #5 of 10
Funnily enough, halfway down the page there was this post, with a title strikingly similar to yours.  I could give my recommendations, but since I don't really know anything and just feed off the forums, I'll refer you to that previous post where some people actually know what they are talking about.

And I think renting would be ok too.  You can rent from ski shops near the mountain so you don't have to ski the basic rentals from the resort itself.
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If you fly to the resort you end up paying baggage fees for the skis.

Thats the beauty of flying southwest, Bags fly free! Including ski's!
post #7 of 10
are the Volkl Bridge and Line Prophet 90s a little too wide for east coast conditions?  I am in the same boat on trying to find a good everyday all mountain ski for the east coast that can handle a few trips out west.
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Originally Posted by RichmondVA View Post

are the Volkl Bridge and Line Prophet 90s a little too wide for east coast conditions?  I am in the same boat on trying to find a good everyday all mountain ski for the east coast that can handle a few trips out west.

  I don't think so. We do get plenty of powder days in the east so a wider ski is a nice thing to have. And of course wider skis preform very well out west too, obviously  Of course your not going to want to get a 130mm or 140mm ski for east coast. Its not going to do anything for you. Except maybe make you look really bad...
post #9 of 10
Hello this is my first post as well... I've only been skiing for a year but quickly picked it up and was able to easily negotiate crud, glades, groomed trails... However I went and bought an All Mountain Ski and wanted to know if this was a good set up to keep for a while...

I know there are quite a few good skiers out there and I try to learn as much as I can from them but I FIRMLY believe you need to start with good equipment to capitalize on that...

Here's my Gear:

Nordica Supercharger Ignition 170 with Rossignol 120 Bindings
Dalbello Voodoo
Spider Leader Jacket/Northface  Shell Pants.
K2 Three Speed Poles.

Anyone have any thoughts on this equipment?

I'm from CT so I have to ski where I can. I'll ski in anything though because I really do love it. Any good suggestions out there for gear, help tips?

Thanks guys!
post #10 of 10
I 2nd the Bridge and both Prophet recommendations.  I've skied all three and have owned the Bridge and the 90; all great user friendly high performance skis.  I know last year's Bridge can be had for $389 @ alpinesportinggoods.com (no tax, free ship).  The Lines will be a bit tougher to find a deal on.
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