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K2 Silencer, Hell Bent, Seth or Something Similar

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Hey Everyone,

 

I'm an alpine skier looking to make the switch to twin tips.  I have K2 Commanche's right now, and i'm really happy with the K2 brand.  I was looking around at some twin tips, I noticed there's a bunch.  I saw the Silencer, Hell Bent and Seth seem to be really popular.  I was wondering if anyone had some info, or feedback for me or possibly a similar model to suggest trying.  I'm just looking for something thats park and still all-mountain friendly.  Any info could help.  Thanks guys.

post #2 of 8

The silencer is a very different ski to the Bents and Seths. For park, silencers are going to be your best bet out of those three. a 132mm or 117mm ski is not going to perform overly well in the park. Many people do ski bents in the park, but its a lot more work spinning ect, than a true park ski.

 

I think you can do better than all three for your needs.

post #3 of 8

Look at the Line Blend. It's still a K2 brand.

post #4 of 8

If you want to stay with K2 that is an easy one - K2 Kung Fujas... 

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Originally Posted by Greg Sobol View Post

Hey Everyone,

 

I'm an alpine skier looking to make the switch to twin tips.  I have K2 Commanche's right now, and i'm really happy with the K2 brand.  I was looking around at some twin tips, I noticed there's a bunch.  I saw the Silencer, Hell Bent and Seth seem to be really popular.  I was wondering if anyone had some info, or feedback for me or possibly a similar model to suggest trying.  I'm just looking for something thats park and still all-mountain friendly.  Any info could help.  Thanks guys.

 

Old PE, new silencer. 

 

old obseth if your out west.

 

ecimmortal rec of the Line Blend is solid as well. 

 

look between 85-100 with camber and width being dictated by where and what you ski the most.

 

call me a cyberstalker but considering you ski in Pa most likely at Seven Springs..

 

new recommendations

 

New Silencer is the only K2 that would suit you here, the Obseth and hellbent would be useless really.

 

other than K2 look at

 

Line chronic Mastermind

 

Armarda  Pipecleaner - for the best hardpack twin made

 

Blizzard "the origin" as well

 

there are so many skis out there, just IMO dont go to wide for western Pa despite what the hipsters say.

 

post #6 of 8

Line Prophet 90 and put a K2 sticker on it.

 

SJ


Edited by SierraJim - 9/25/10 at 11:13pm
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Haha Guys i didn't say I wouldn't ever leave K2, i'm just saying I was happy with my first ski's and felt like they make a good product.  By all means if there's a better twin tip out there at a reasonable price then i'm all for it.  I'm looking for something all-mountain, with some park ability.  Speaking of that.  I was looking online and apparantly there's different binding mounting positions and it effects how well the ski performs in the park/on the mountain.  What do you guys know about that?  I saw they give percentages. Like mounting at +4 inches is built for 60% mountain, 40% park and such.  Anyways I really like the look of the Line ski's and that seems to be a consistent suggestion.  I'll check them out.  

post #8 of 8

The + numbers refer to cm not inches.  Mounting somewhere between true center and the all mountain line will give you versatility to move between the park and the rest of the mountain.

 

Mike
 

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Originally Posted by Greg Sobol View Post

Haha Guys i didn't say I wouldn't ever leave K2, i'm just saying I was happy with my first ski's and felt like they make a good product.  By all means if there's a better twin tip out there at a reasonable price then i'm all for it.  I'm looking for something all-mountain, with some park ability.  Speaking of that.  I was looking online and apparantly there's different binding mounting positions and it effects how well the ski performs in the park/on the mountain.  What do you guys know about that?  I saw they give percentages. Like mounting at +4 inches is built for 60% mountain, 40% park and such.  Anyways I really like the look of the Line ski's and that seems to be a consistent suggestion.  I'll check them out.  

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