If you want to drop switch into the terrain park and send the 40-foot table with a trick so complicated that you’d have to explain to onlookers what you just did – these are your skis. Park and pipe skis take all the best features of all-mountain skis and add turned up tips and tails alone with relatively centered binding locations for a balanced feel on rails and a natural feel when landing and riding switch. These skis generally have lighter materials in the tips and tails to reduce swing weight and make them easier to spin.
Terrain parks, half pipes, quarter pipes, booters, urban rails, brick walls, the roof of your friend’s old Buick, and so on.
Park and Pipe skis generally have a traditional camber profile with a turned up tip and tail to give you more control on the hard pack while allowing you to ski both forward and switch.
The turn radius on these skis generally fall somewhere between tight and long in order to give you plenty of control going from feature to feature in the park without being squirrely when you’re charging into a high-speed booter.