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Deciding between twin-tips.

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I'm looking to purchase my first pair of twins very soon. I like to ride Powder, but living on the east coast - I'm stuck on groomers with the occasional pow. 

Also, I have been experimenting more in the park now more than ever but my current quiver isn't beneficial to the park (Salomon Verse 7's and Atomic Smokes)

 

Right now, I'm stuck between two pairs. 

 

Atomic Panics or Volkl Bridges (last seasons Bridges).

 

I look forward to your input. 

 

 

post #2 of 6

Not familiar with the first but own the bridge.As an all mountain twin I can't say enough about it. As a park ski I am not so sure. If you are planning to spend more time in the park you might want to look at the Wall instead. As for the Bridge,actually pretty good on our East coast hardpack and also good in the bumps and trees. As an every day ski keep in mind it has a 92 waist.Also, you need to give more info about yourself,height,weight,skier level,etc.  Hope this helps       Dave

post #3 of 6

I agree with everything Dave said.

 

Its my daily driver out in CO, but if I ever went back to NY it might not be my ski of choice everyday.

 

 

Problem with me is I like a center set ski for park, and classic setting(maybe a touch aggressive) for all mountain.  If your looking at just jumps, not jibs pipe I think the bridge would suffice.  Once you want to start throwing switch tricks though..... you'll want that center stance(not ideal for powder).

 

 

I could go on for a while about this, and you may want to do some more research on what it is your exactly looking for.  Sounds like you are all east coast, where the powder is heavy enough to float with anything.  Maybe a 92 underfoot freeride should be more like an 80 something like the K2 Extreme.  I know from experience the PE/Extreme's are one of the best all around and affordable skis out there.

post #4 of 6

Another good choice for an all mountain\park symmetrical twin is the Fischer Addict.Check those out also. Dave

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Originally Posted by Daveski7 View Post

Not familiar with the first but own the bridge.As an all mountain twin I can't say enough about it. As a park ski I am not so sure. If you are planning to spend more time in the park you might want to look at the Wall instead. As for the Bridge,actually pretty good on our East coast hardpack and also good in the bumps and trees. As an every day ski keep in mind it has a 92 waist.Also, you need to give more info about yourself,height,weight,skier level,etc.  Hope this helps       Dave


I read a few reviews about the wall, and got a few horror storys about the quality of them. 

 

However, 

6'2 - 250 - Expert 

post #6 of 6

I actually had the same issue. I like the park but I really like the trees and I live in the East Coast. For the park if you want to do rails and switch tricks I would definitely recommend a center mounted ski. I bought the 2010 Salomon Suspect and love them. They have great pop and pretty solid to ski on groomers. However, having a center mounted ski sucks for trees or any pow or even crud, it just isn't easy to turn with. I bought the 2011 Volkl Bridges and love them. They have the ELP rocker and absolutely rip. They hold a great edge on the groomers, bust through crud and are great in the trees. I used them in a foot of powder about a week ago and they were great. They have a pretty good pop, not as good at the suspects but I think the Bridge are a great ski. I would recommend that ski but if you  really want a park ski you should get something center mounted. Maybe something cheap because whenever I am in the park my skis always get messed up anyway.

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