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Very confused any help would be great on size of skis to get.

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Hello all long time lurker that decided to finally join today. I have looked through tons of search results but get alot of different answers. And today I went in to purchase some skis and now I am even more confused. Here is my situation I am 5'11" 150-155 lbs live in Utah. I skied when I was young up until about 16 years old then switched to snowboarding up until last year. I want to start skiing again and I would like to find something that will let me play around and spin, some park riding (some), some jumping and pretty much play on the rest of the mountain. I was told by the ski shop today that I need a true twin tip park ski in the range of 163-168 to play around like I want to. What would you guys recommend? When I quite skiing I felt comfortable on all runs but since I have not been skiing for a long time I am unsure of my level but I would say Int. to Expert back when I did go. I have been out of the ski game so long sizes have changed and so has the style of the skis. Thank you for all your help and thanks for all the information I have read on this forum. Aaron
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I would either demo some skis in the range the shop people are telling you or buy some older beat up skis in that size range. I think the size range they are telling you is too short for what you will want in a very short time especially in Utah.  I don't think you should go out and spend for brand new in that size range, twin tips ski a lot shorter than their size. If twin tip  skis are what you want look for something from 170-180cm and lean more to all mountain than just park specific.
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First, buy new boots.  I'm sure you may think your old boots are ok but they are not. Find a good boot-fitter, spend the time & money and rent some skis this season to get the feel of the new skis, which you'll find ski very different than the ones 10 years ago.  FYI, don't know why they would recommend park or twin tips, frankly I would find a different shop and a second opinion.  If you're breaking the bank and want to buy skis and boots then take a look at the K2 Explorer, Volkl AC30 or AC50.  Also check out Ski & Skiing Mag all mountain or front side gear. 
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Originally Posted by bob4snow View Post

FYI, don't know why they would recommend park or twin tips, frankly I would find a different shop and a second opinion. 

If you're breaking the bank and want to buy skis and boots then take a look at the K2 Explorer, Volkl AC30 or AC50.  Also check out Ski & Skiing Mag all mountain or front side gear. 
He says he wants something:

"that will let me play around and spin, some park riding (some), some jumping and pretty much play on the rest of the mountain".

That's probably why they'd recommend park or twin tips.

He's in Utah - AC30 or AC50? Yuck.

Anyway there's a number of skis that fit what it appears you want. K2 Extreme, Dynastar Big Trouble and many more that I can't remember right now. Check out the threads on twin tips or park skis and you'll find a lot about this kind of ski.

Anyway, the sizes you mention are too short - twin tips typically ski short.
Edited by snofun3 - 11/24/09 at 9:47pm
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He says he wants something:

"that will let me play around and spin, some park riding (some), some jumping and pretty much play on the rest of the mountain".

That's probably why they'd recommend park or twin tips.

The shop is correct and a twin is the right direction.

He's in Utah - AC30 or AC50? Yuck.

Yuck indeed.......can't hardly think of a worse choice off the top of my head.

Anyway there's a number of skis that fit what it appears you want. K2 Extreme, Dynastar Big Trouble and many more that I can't remember right now. Check out the threads on twin tips or park skis and you'll find a lot about this kind of ski.

Add the Line P-90/100, Volkl Bridge, Dynastar Spin/Distorter.


Anyway, the sizes you mention are too short - twin tips typically ski short.

+1....start your search at around 170 or so.
 

SJ
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^^^ Listen to SJ
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It seems that what you are looking for is an all mountain twin tip where you can take it anywhere in any condition with confidence. The Volkl Bridge and Line P 90 are perfect for this application,probably in a 169 or 177 at your height and weight.The thing that you have to be careful of is the mounting point of the binding.If you plan on riding switch and spend more time in the park, than center mount is the way to go.If you are actually spending more time all mountain than traditional mount will work better. Hope this helps
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Hello I wanted to thank you all for the input. I have looked into all these brands that were listed and I am sure I will find something now that I know what to look for and size. I will give a update when I choose a set of skis. Thanks again
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