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I am looking into getting a new pair of skis this year and am interested in feedback and reviews on all-mountain skis.  I am currently riding the K2 Public Enemy's which are pretty good in the park area but as far as tree skiing and steep moguls they don't handle so well.  I am looking into getting a pair of all mountain skis that have good control in the steeps, moguls, and trees but are also decent enough so that when I want to go to the park I can be comfortable spinning and grinding.  I am an advanced/expert skier been skiing for about 16-17 years now.  My home mountains are on the East Coast but I go out West and to Europe as well so I'm looking for an all around ski.  Thanks in advance.

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Could you be more specific about what you don't like about your PE's in trees and bumps?

 

SJ

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Originally Posted by eastcoastski View Post

I am looking into getting a new pair of skis this year and am interested in feedback and reviews on all-mountain skis.  I am currently riding the K2 Public Enemy's which are pretty good in the park area but as far as tree skiing and steep moguls they don't handle so well.  I am looking into getting a pair of all mountain skis that have good control in the steeps, moguls, and trees but are also decent enough so that when I want to go to the park I can be comfortable spinning and grinding.  I am an advanced/expert skier been skiing for about 16-17 years now.  My home mountains are on the East Coast but I go out West and to Europe as well so I'm looking for an all around ski.  Thanks in advance.


your skis unless they are to big for you arent your problem in moguls and tree runs.

 

How tall are you? How much to you weigh? and what size PE do you have?

 

 

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I am 5'8" and weigh about 160 and they aren't a bad ski I just found them to be a little stiff and to not have that good of a turning radius so I'm just looking at other possibilities 

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The PE is a pretty good ski for your conditions. You should be able to handle up to a 179 pretty well in the conditions you are concerned about. If not, then you have a different problem.

 

SJ

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I have 164's right now do you think maybe a 169 or 174 would make a difference?

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I have 164's right now do you think maybe a 169 or 174 would make a difference?



Hoooooboy.

 

OK.......honestly the skis are too short for you. I would not be surprised at all if they felt unstable to you, but I'm very surprised that they give you issues with not turning quickly enough. A longer ski will give you more stability at higher speeds but less maneuverability in tight spots. A couple of possibilities here..........

 

You mention 'grinding' I assume by this that you mean riding metal features. if so, you may have thrashed your edges to the point where they just don't grip and hence the ski won't turn for you.

 

Or...........................

 

An advanced/expert skier should be able to negotiate moguls and tree runs on practically any all mountain 164 cm ski. Don't be offended but you might consider some lessons.......(????)

 

SJ

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First I only do boxes not rails in order to keep my edges in good condition and even then I don't use the park that often anymore (which is why I'm looking at different skis).  I agree that they're too short and this is really apparent on the groomers so possibly a longer length might help.  

 

Lastly it's not so much that I have difficulty in moguls/trees its more that I think that since I am moving away from the park more there is a better all-mountain ski out there.  No offense taken on the lessons but my dad was a ski instructor when I was a kid and I've skied expert terrain on pretty much all North American mountains, its more that I'm looking for a ski that has less to do with the park and more to do with the rest of the mountain.  

 

Thanks for the input I appreciate it.

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