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best cheap all mountain twintip

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
plain and simple,  whats the best all mountain twintip that is still powerful and stiff enough to keep up with the downhill racers??
post #2 of 14
Well what do you mean by cheap??? How much money are you willing to spend???
post #3 of 14
No twintip is powerful and strong enough to keep up with any FIS downhill racer.
post #4 of 14
Prophet Flite is a good deal for the money. However, if you are a more aggressive skier you may want to go with the Prophet 90.

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Originally Posted by DtEW View Post

No twintip is powerful and strong enough to keep up with any FIS downhill racer.
 

  Yes but thats not to say that a good high quality twin tip wont be able to make powerful and aggressive turns...
post #5 of 14
Oh, of course I wasn't saying that.  I was just answering his question.
post #6 of 14

I guess it really comes down to how cheap is cheap.

Line Prophet is nice but if you call about $500 cheap then your good to go.
 
If your talking like $150 to $200 used a season or two then maybe something like the K2 PE's.

Though I won't expect to keep up with downhill racers in a real race with any twin tip.

To me your question is kind of silly to be honest. If your talking about your buddies with some race style skis on and your on some twin tips(with similar ability) and your cruising down some off piste stuff you'll have no problem keeping up. Racing on salom course your going to get schooled.

post #7 of 14

I guess it really comes down to how cheap is cheap.

Line Prophet is nice but if you call about $500 cheap then your good to go.
 
If your talking like $150 to $200 used a season or two then maybe something like the K2 PE's.

Though I won't expect to keep up with downhill racers in a real race with any twin tip.

To me your question is kind of silly to be honest. If your talking about your buddies with some race style skis on and your on some twin tips(with similar ability) and your cruising down some off piste stuff you'll have no problem keeping up. Racing on salom course your going to get schooled.

post #8 of 14
Mojo 90's might fit your needs.  Not made for a couple of years, so it'll be around $220 (look on Level Nine Sports website).  Super all around skis, not too soft, not too stiff, even work in moguls.

Like the other guys said, no twin tip is going to rip like a DH ski.  Life is compromise........
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
well i guess i should rephrase that.  i'm on a budget looking to spend 250-300 bucks on a slightly used or newish 2-3 year old model.  it will be my first twin tip, but i come from a downhill racing background, and have that need for speed and g's.  what it really comes down to is that there is no one i can ski with that will keep up with me any more, so i'm looking to change my emphasis on days i'm not flying solo.  the twins would slow me down a touch and their pliability will favor more diverse terrain and jibbing. 

i guess what i'm looking for is the twin tip with the most all-mountain ability and stiffness.  i spend my airs going huge, and usually not spinning except for 180's and 3's off kickers and jibs.   other than that i launch big ramps or drops and look for the grab.

thanks for the heads up on the mojo and the prophets(i'd probly take the 90 cause i live in the east), they seem like stiff all mountain material.  i have a feeling the mojos might be the ticket.  now time to research...

any other recommendations are greatly appreciated!
post #10 of 14
I got some 2008 PE's for 250 on Bobwards.com I think it was.  They might be sold out by not I'm not sure.  But they are a great ski.  Also, check levelnine.com... they have some amazing deals.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
anybody know anything about line prochet 80's? same construction but narrower i'm assuming...
post #12 of 14
 http://www.bobwards.com/products2.cfm/ID/39367/c/mens-skis 

these would rock. there are couple other out there as well. but for new skis those are pretty good deal.
post #13 of 14
I've been pretty happy with my Scott P4 in 181.  It grips the groomers pretty well & is a fun, stable, and very manuverable ski.  Full wood core w/ 2 sheets of metal (one layer is laid through just the middle of the ski to give 'em a fairly supple tip & tail for soft snow).Go with the 191 if you like to bomb. I picked up a new pair of last year's for $350.  I've seen them as low as $300 new.  The 2010 is the same ski as the 2009 & 2008 models.
The only reservation you may have is that the tail is a bit softer than the tip - racers may prefer a more substantial tail.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
 thanks for the heads up there too, completely overlooked scott.  they look like something i'd like too, maybe just a little fat for the east? idk, seems like the 191's are the kinda monster i'd enjoy!
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