hello all, this is my first post in this forum though i've been lurking for a while. Anyway this season i decided to take up skiing instead of snowboarding, because my love is to explore different terrain and play around in the woods, something that in my opinion is easier to do on skis than a snowboard. So far i'm loving skiing and picking it up really fast, im starting to ride some harder terrain including some small moguls and some of the more open glades. I rented my gear for the season, and the people at the ski shop gave me some volkl ac unlimited skis (im just reading what is written on top of the skis, dont know much about different models/manufacturers). my friends told me that they were racing skis and i found that i was enjoying myself much more and making much easier turns on my friend's public enemy twin tips, my skis would catch edges more easily and be harder to make sharp turns at lower speeds. It seemed that the edges of the twin tips were much easier to break free and thus make sharper turns at lower speeds, something that is very useful for riding it the woods. Anyway, the great thing about renting gear for the season is that i can switch my skis for different ones whenever, so i was wondering what factors make my friend's twin tips easier to ride for the type of skiing i want to do (playing around in trees and moguls) so i can know what to ask for at my local ski shop. is this maneuverability typical of all twin tips in which case i could just ask for twin tips (i dont want to be the noob that has twins just to look cool though :), or is it from different edges/flex pattern/shape.
ps the volkls and the public enemies are 160 and 159 respectively
thanks for your help
Edited by falcor - 12/13/10 at 6:59pm