EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › east coast skiing, looking for my 1st twins. help!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

east coast skiing, looking for my 1st twins. help!

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
 1st of all i wanna say what up, i'm a newbie here and thanks for haven me. here is my story, i'm an intermediate skier and want to ski twins. I only ski in the east, lets face it i'm a broke college student and do not have the money to take the trips out west. So mainly I am looking for an all mountain twin that carves great on the slush and ice, can handle the park a little, and touch powder. I want to be able to ski the entire mountain with the family but also could adventure off to the park. Here is a list I have my eye on, please tell me what you think.
1. k2 extreme
2. line mastermind
3. 4frnt msp
4. armada arv
5. armada el rey 
6. line prophet 90
7. line flite

cheers
post #2 of 18
Personally, I would take the Prophet 90. Haven't skied it before but in terms of dimensions it has 90 mm waist which is great for most of the powder skiing on the East Coast and a pretty hefty sidecut compared to those other choices you mentioned. 125 in the tip with a 90 waist is a pretty damn versatile ski profile around here. The MSP's and Extremes would probably be good choices too, but I feel as though the Armadas would just be too soft for the East. Line also has built a great reputation and the Meathead film crew uses them quite a bit on EC terrain.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
What's the big differ with the flite and the 90s? What about the masterminds, they are so cheap I like what they are priced that. I wanna try to stay below the $450.
post #4 of 18
 I doubt you could go wrong with the Extreme. They are the successor to the old Public Enemy which was a hugely popular and versatile twin. They have them here for $349.
post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coach13 View Post

 I doubt you could go wrong with the Extreme. They are the successor to the old Public Enemy which was a hugely popular and versatile twin. They have them here for $349.

That's a good price. Too bad they don't have the 184 or I would buy it. I think there are better all mountain skis in the east. The PE / Extreme is not the best on ice (but they are better than most twins). But the OP will probably be able to get by. 
post #6 of 18
I would go with the Extreme (PE).  My friend got the el reys and hates them because they are too soft.  The mastermind seems ok but I don't know anyone who has them.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
 yeah im thinking extreme, anyone know anything about the MSP's?
post #8 of 18
post #9 of 18
Another option would be the Volkl Bridge (or Wall).  I don't know much at all about the Wall, but the Bridge might fit the bill if they can be found at the right price.  The marketing positions them as a 'bridge' between the mountain and the park, although everything I've read indicates they sit more happily in the "all mountain twin" classification.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
That's guys, keep they coming.
post #11 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by tromano View Post




That's a good price. Too bad they don't have the 184 or I would buy it. I think there are better all mountain skis in the east. The PE / Extreme is not the best on ice (but they are better than most twins). But the OP will probably be able to get by. 
What would you recommend as a twin that's better on ice, yet wide enough?
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
ttt
post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frederik View Post

Quote:

What would you recommend as a twin that's better on ice, yet wide enough?

Of those you mentioned, the k2 Extreme is probably the best on ice and is probably wide enough for Eastern skiing.  Another benefit is its ability in the park if you're into that!

If you want to sacrifice a little...and I really do mean a very small amount of that ability on ice, I would look at Volkl Bridges- a bit costier, but they work better on powder and can handle some park.

Can't really go wrong with either of these skis, but you should try to demo before you buy if that's an option.
post #14 of 18
It's perhaps worth researching some reviews of (and trying to demo) the Dynastar Sultan 85, although they may be a more costly alternative to the PE / Extremes (which are increasingly looking like a good bet).
post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinbad7 View Post

It's perhaps worth researching some reviews of (and trying to demo) the Dynastar Sultan 85, although they may be a more costly alternative to the PE / Extremes (which are increasingly looking like a good bet).

He wants to do some park, and have a twin tip. The Sultan 85 is neither.

I got my son some PE's last year, and I've tried them a bit, and they're probably closest to what you want.
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Done searching thanks guys for all the help.
post #17 of 18
At least tell us what you chose!

post #18 of 18
If your more of a park guy I would go with the Extreme...if your more into back country glades and back bowls go with the Prophet 90s

Good luck!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › east coast skiing, looking for my 1st twins. help!