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What twin tips would you reccomend?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I race recreationally, but I want something fun I could hit some jumps and ski switch, but be able to ski elsewhere as well, possibly a few inches of powder. What are some skis you would recommend and in what size? I am 5'5" and 100 pounds. Racing has taught me to be a pretty aggressive skier as well.

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post #2 of 13
I had an absolute blast on some Dynastar Big Trouble rentals this past weekend up in Big Sky. Full review to follow, but I found them to be relatively, light, very easy to turn, and they enabled me to get into some powder that I would have never been able to handle.

Disclaimer: I'm a relatively new skier, but pretty fearless. These skis enabled me to hit up black diamonds in 8-10 in. of fresh without issue.
post #3 of 13
 You could look into the Line Prophet Flites... My pair is coming in the mail tomorrow so I haven't skied them yet but everything I researched line makes great skis. you may also want to looking into something like the Line Cronic.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
I was considering the K2 Extreme because it is stiff and wide enough to handle some powder. The Public Enemy is the same, but it seems very hard to find. Anyone use this ski?
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Hey, I have some dynastar troublemakers for sale for $350 plus shipping.  They are a couple of months old, size 160, and are mounted with peak 12 bindings.  They have only been ski'd a couple of times on the groomers, have never been on the rails, and just waxed.

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Originally Posted by suudsu View Post

I race recreationally, but I want something fun I could hit some jumps and ski switch, but be able to ski elsewhere as well, possibly a few inches of powder. What are some skis you would recommend and in what size? I am 5'5" and 100 pounds. Racing has taught me to be a pretty aggressive skier as well.

 
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the offer, but I can find cheaper and want to consider other skis.

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Hey, I have some dynastar troublemakers for sale for $350 plus shipping.  They are a couple of months old, size 160, and are mounted with peak 12 bindings.  They have only been ski'd a couple of times on the groomers, have never been on the rails, and just waxed.
 


 
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Originally Posted by Dan Gill View Post

I had an absolute blast on some Dynastar Big Trouble rentals this past weekend up in Big Sky. Full review to follow, but I found them to be relatively, light, very easy to turn, and they enabled me to get into some powder that I would have never been able to handle.
I agree with Dan. I have a set of 176 Big Troubles that I got off of a friend for when I want something to play around on or a longer/wider ski than my Volkl Superports. I'm 5'9 and about 160 (give or take). So far, they have been a pretty good buy. They're easy to turn and cut through crud and slush pretty easily. They do well on groomers and don't really have a speed limit (at least for a twin tip). I have yet to take them into the park -- I'm new to twin tips and a bit hesitant, I must admit. Overall, a fun ski. I would definitely recommend them for a few inches of powder, especially given your build.
post #8 of 13
I like the Head Mojo 94 as a versatile ski and the Dynastar 6th Sense Huge for the deeper stuff.
post #9 of 13
I can't say enough about the 08/09 Gotama. Does really well in the deeper stuff, and I can even ski it back here in Ontario on hardpack. I took them out for fun one day, and was surprised how well such a wide ski can hold an edge.

My only gripes are the graphics (ewww) and the topsheet that gets banged up pretty easily.
post #10 of 13
I have both the '09 Dynastar Big Trouble and the '09 Volkl Gotama, both in 176cm.

Relative comparisons, my experience:

  • My BTs are mounted on the "Standard" line, while my Goats are mounted +1 of the "Boot Center" line.  However, the Goats are still significantly more rearward-mounted than the BTs.
  • The BTs are heavy, and the Goats are light for their respective widths.  (Note that the BTs have PX12 Jib Trouble bindings on them, at 2631g; the Goats have Barons on them, at 2450g.)  The BTs have some metal in them (to what extent is unknown), and the Goats have none.
  • The BTs are burlier, while the Goats are less so.  The BTs require more driving to shine.
  • The prior is perhaps due to the fact that the BTs have an odd flex pattern: they're stiff up front, stiff underfoot, and soft in the tail.  The Goats have a more even flex, although I sometimes wish they were burlier underfoot.
  • The BTs takes to groomers, thin powder, crud and soft bumps well.  It's the overall burliness that allows it to mow down everything.
  • The Goats are less adept at all that, but still competent.  However, the Goats shine in 1'+ powder.  It's the flat camber and softish flex.
  • The Goats are turnier than you might expect for their sidecut.
  • The BTs have a much higher speed limit.  The Goats can chatter at speed on hardpack.
  • The BTs have a more durable topsheet.
  • I do sometimes wonder if I should have gotten the 183cm Goats.  I'm fine on the 176cm BTs.

Also had some '07 K2 Public Enemies, 174cm, mounted +3.5.  Had sold them awhile ago so the memories aren't quite as fresh.

  • The 174cm PEs are physically longer than both the BTs and Goats at 176cm.  But they ski shorter than both, for-better-or-for-worse.
  • If I remember my impressions correctly, they were intermediate in weight relative to my BTs and Goats.
  • The PEs are the easiest to bend into an arc and the least demanding out of the three.
  • The PEs have a lower speed limit than the BTs, and probably relative to the Goats as well.  Their tips flapped around at-speed.
  • The PEs are quite turny.
  • The PE topsheets are notoriously soft.

Did not do much soft-snow skiing with them, so this is all I can tell ya.
post #11 of 13
Also, if you want something fun and not quite as wide as the BTs or Goats have you considered the Volkl Bridge? As someone coming from race skis, that might be a good transition. Pretty light, quick on turns, and good to take to the park/through the bumps. Because they're twin tips, they'll ski about 10 cm shorter than their actual length. I would probably get the 177s, but I have about 4" and 60 lbs on you. So maybe the 169s.
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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

Also, if you want something fun and not quite as wide as the BTs or Goats have you considered the Volkl Bridge?

What are you talking about?  The Bridge is the same 92mm underfoot as the BT, and is actually 6mm wider in the shovel.
post #13 of 13
My bad, DtEW. I was thinking more about the Goats and wasn't careful with my typing (it's late for me, what do you want?).
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