Gear Review

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Skis that make tele-rippin easy

At first glance I was a little intimidated by these twin tippers with metal studs, but when I actually got to ride them it was love at first turn. First off they float well through soft snow, easily bust through crud and they are stand outs in bumps. The rooster tail gives the skier behind you face shots the whole way down too. They're easy to maneuver, have an incredible sweet-spot, and built confidence enough to land switch off kickers. My only misgivings is the fact that I have been taking huge divots out of the inside top edge right around the boot when the skis knock together. I've been on them maybe twenty days and I've already needed to epoxy the divots and am ready to switch bindings to even out the ruts.
If you’re an aggressive skier looking for ski to play in the snow in just about any conditions east of the Mississippi and any but the deepest days west of the Mississippi, I highly recommend the pipes. Just watch the inside edge.