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Hey im 5' 9'' 130lbs, should i go with the...

Hey im 5' 9'' 130lbs, should i go with the 59's or 69's. This is the first twintip im going to buy. I'm not lookin to hit big jumps just a stick that can handle rails, boxes and small to medium sized jumps. And would this be a good ski for all-mountain, not just the park

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go with the 169s for sure, they'll be more stable and still be plenty easy to spin with. These skis are meant to be center mounted and are a dedicated park ski, they won't perform well outside the park being so narrow and center mounted.

anyone know if these skis are measured...

anyone know if these skis are measured like k2's big mountain skis? i.e: a 179 hellbent is as long as a 185 salomon, etc.
Is the measurement from tip to tail (surface area) or actual height?
just wondering if 169 or 179 ski's/looks bigger or smaller than a typical length

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K2 Measures the surface of their skis, so yes a 179 will measure tip to tail more like a 185.


First Skis

    Its my first ski that I have ever gotten in my life. After trying several other skis at the same price range, I felt this was the best. After purchasing this ski, it took about 2-3 hrs in total to get completely adjusted to them. Perhaps, it is hard to adjust as it is a center mount ski. It would feel a bit awkward if you normally ski a lot on skis that are mounted not in the center, but if you haven't skied in a while, you should be perfectly fine. I'd say this is good for intermediate-advanced levels

    i recently bought the 2009 model of these,...

    i recently bought the 2009 model of these, didnt realise they were centre only mounting!!! i was hoping to some off piste skiing in these as well as park, are they gonna be any good? cheers

    I only ride center mount skis and I have no problem off piste. its just kind of weird to get used to. Every now and then in the real deep stuff your tips will dive a little, but you have to remember that you have an equal amount in back so you can sit back a little more.

    Its not terrible if you get them mounted 1 or 2 cm back though, you will just be able to feel the ski turn a little funny, but you get used to it.

    They are good on and off piste. Bought them since December and they've worked like a charm, especially if you haven't skied in a while! Only problem is, you tend to sit a bit too much when you land big airs or u lose on intense moguls. Otherwise, this ski is great for park as long as you eventually get used to them