yeah the Swiss Army is doing some exercises flying jets overhead back and forth so frustrated earth it's wet then you haven't been in danger for 200 years or something hey guys today we're gonna do our first proper ski review and we're gonna do a review of what we're hoping to be three of the possibly best buttery playful Park skis yeah these brands they sent us these skis and we're not getting paid and our thoughts are our own and we both have made some ratings of these skis and we've done that independently of each other as homework last night yeah so what yen's things might be quite different to what I think doesn't mean either versa right but just means that it really is what we think yeah we thought long and hard about what we as consumers want to know before we buy skis and that's information that's often hard to come by on the Internet really yes if you check out any ski manufacturer I'm talking about any one of them normal sounds like each ski is perfect for every condition and every person yeah it's quite frustrating actually yeah so we hope to guide you in the jungle of skis a lot we got our line blend a faction can be throw vex two and a JC's whip it over here so the information we find difficult to find and what we've been thinking hard about what we want to know as consumers Oh first of all how well did it turn on groomers on other types of snow and off jumps second what's your ability how do they bend and butter then pop and rebound how does it feel to only of them then stability lastly I'll tell you about my conclusions of all the three skis and Danny – yeah how did you like turning on the line blend I was really pleasantly surprised to be honest why well because it's a noodle look at that it's got no stability or rigidity at all I was expecting it to be rubbish but anything up to high speeds I had a good time yeah I'm also quite surprised of how well it turns because it really is a noodle in both ways torsional stiffness and the other way yeah good time but not so fast or oh nice I don't powder the man like a banana like that feels a little funny but they worked pretty good up deep but not too high speeds and I would give it a three out of five what did I give it I gave it a three and a half out of five oh you like it more than me pleasantly surprised what did you think of the tooth I'm gonna say this I gave it a 4 out of 5 I made a bold statement about it the funnest car being twin tip ski I ever tried I had such a good time carving on it that is a bold statement yeah it happens something since I'm so not used to skiing carving skis don't do it often you know when I really push the turns don't want well i end up a little bit backseat because i'm not used to the power to ski give it back yeah quite surprising for such a wide line ski i'm slightly less excited about them than you are well I think they were so much fun to turn for a wide ski they turn incredibly fast I think we've got quite a short radius and short quick curves are really fun however when we started going really fast and really trying to lay them on as much angle as possible I did feel like I kind of bottomed out the Flex a little bit and I'm not a brilliant skier so I sometimes felt like I'd get through the Flex trying price for it before the end of a turn and it would kind of knock me into the back seats there wasn't no more pop to give so I'd say everything up to really fast these are awesome Defensor a Park Ski yeah fast for a park skier racer would still hate them and I had the pleasure of hitting some terrible icy crust tree riding and I felt quite safe they were stiff enough but if you're like a free world tour kind of charger you know they hold up pretty good yeah they're great crud oh I didn't get to ski anything deep sadly I've got a feeling there would be awesome anything up to knee deep but I don't know that for sure so I can't say it um crud they were brilliant to be honest really good way more stable than these they feel they are a bit stiffer than these these are way too soft these twos felt really stable in the crowd four out of five it's great the Whippet turning it's described as a nimble hernia ski however I beg to differ first couple of turns you go for these ones you almost tip over or fall on your hip and I talked to now together they've just bought them he felt the same way they do have good torsional stiffness and also the Flex is rather stiff giving a great edge hold I had a good time really good time actually carving off jumps but turning on groomers I did not like it so much yeah these things do not turn fast at all the edge hold is really really really solid I was impressed with that but I kept on leaning inside because I wanted to put the skis on an angle and turn them and they just refused to turn one thing that was good switch carving because the way you stand you can't lean as much switch carving was really nice they were nimble edge to edge but going forwards they just carved way too slowly it's in my opinion carving off jumps was nice once I got used to how slight was it was actually a really stable ski to carve off jumps so in the park I'd say it's awesome on a groomer no fun for me I gave it a 2 out of 5 as well yeah I into a little freeride line you know a firm base some snow and did some turning back then I had some fun actually but I would definitely go for any of the other two skis for those conditions yeah it's a very stable ski I skied some horrible horrible dust on really mega crust and out of bad time skiing these I couldn't make them release couldn't make the tails release and dip into a new turn fast enough I did find them really quite unresponsive they're not there's nothing on either of these in terms of responsive turning the second thing we're gonna look at is butter ability so starting with the blend yes what did you think this one it's also difficult and I'm gonna have fun in the Edit putting loads and loads of shots of you falling over yeah first day I was ever skiing this once I kept no sputtering to my face because it went from stiffer ski in the industry to this so I was all over powering it all the time and once I got the hang of it you just need to have serious precision like a ninja first recalls the slow butters they give it a 5 out of 5 however I do enjoy doing a nice switch tail about to cook 5 or 7 or knows butter corks and for that I would give it a 2 out of 5 because it has so it's so soft the noses just goes away you don't get that pop off the nose that helped you come up too straight again so after lamb back seated when buttering these keys so on average done 5 plus 2 is split into that 3.5 out of 5 how do you feel about that I gave me this 7 out of 5 wow that's quite well I see batch ability sort of like one of these bell curves from stiffness to softness to stiff is horrible and then there's a happy medium and to soft is also in my opinion horrible these come in at way too soft for me these nose is they give you nothing I like to press into a butter and then get a bit of pop back so that you land you know on your feet not in the back seat and I really struggled to get any pop out of these as soon as I started loading them up they would just fold and sigh and die so the nose is for me just way too soft however those manuals are really fun and I do like the flex of the tail switch tail butters were good yeah the tail a little stiffer yeah it feels stiffer definitely but there give me because we or much week or a tail buttering because simply because it hurts so much yeah you know yeah so butter ability via candy how do you feel about that one they're stiffer not too stiff but stiffer than the blends it took a little bit of getting used to I was still over buttering them a lot because they are not bad but once I got used to it that nice gentle pop back was lovely and buttering slowly was a bit of a dream so these for buttering I thought really good I gave them a 4 out of 5 for butter ability I give it 4 out of 5 so that's slightly more than I gave the blend because on this scheme I could do a slow butter it takes more effort than these keys of course but also feels like it's easy to maintain balance or because it has a more even flex of the nose well this one it's like has a bit of stability here and then it gets ridiculously soft out here and I'll disappear so I can both these slow butters on it and I think I could throw some nice lights which tell you about your quirks and knows about the quirks of it so I can do both that's why I'm giving it a pretty high for what about the J skis the tails are definitely a little softer than enosis which I would appreciate on doing like switch tail butter corks that would be quite cool but a quite stiff still enough to probably make me cry so I don't like crying and this is a little stiffer you were struggling no I was struggling how do you like to butter on them did a manual I did yeah I was so surprised that I was able to do a manual the tails are definitely softer which for this I quite like the first few nose butter attempts were it would they didn't react like I was expecting I was expecting them to be kind of soft and playful in the same kind of way that these two are they are not they are way stiffer in the tip the only reason that these feel different to something really stiff like a proper slope style ski in my opinion is because they've got a little bit of early rise up here when I did manage to get my weight on into the front of Li and pop back they did feel good I got better pop out of those two neither the other two but it was a lot of effort and there's no way I could do slow butters on the only fast ones and the switch tail but is also really hurt you can do that since you're more you push through the pain I'm so proud of you thank you but there's no way I could do that all day on these skis where I probably could on these two okay bots are all there no I can't tell but all day on anything you're not really talk about a guy no three out of five it was like a one out of five until I got used to it and then it went up two or three because I did like the pop of the nicest and I gave it a two out of five how do you feel about the line blam what poppin rebound what are you talking about these things don't pop you want a ski that you can really push onto their tails and get some height get some spring back from the tail to do a nice Ollie I was working so hard with the legs and the tails weren't really giving me anything they were really fun for Tail manuals and like na leaing over rollers a bit of a tail press and down but there's no pop I found in them at all what's your score two out of five and that's being generous well that's actually the same as I said so this is how I'm thinking about it for small or less on Tyrell just gently over some roller such a um it feels lovely Thole it's like the easiest thing ever to probably learn to only width that's true just learn to only with this it's difficult under that but when I do want to only like high I have actually one time landing on my bum we don't have that on film over roller sadly sadly uh they they just slip away they are so soft so I don't think I can only very high on it the pop and rebound on the two I really flex it it's a nice medium flex it doesn't feel like it pops back so hard it feels alone it's like it's something a chewy candy you know if you imagine that the ski like but it's still stiff you know because it's cold it is like mine one you're not at point the difference between buying and one kind of yeah it's a bit of a one does a give it a three out of five why good I also gave it a 3 out of 5 it it's definitely more poppy than this soggy thing I still wouldn't say it's a very poppy ski but I would say it's a happy medium between poppy and soft if you're the kind of skier that likes to do some manuals and longtail butters and that kind of thing I still can't do my highest Ollie's on these because the tail is soft and doesn't give me that much pop but it is better than the blend so I give it a three no if I we're agreeing the Whippet these are a poppy ski it's a really poppy ski yes they are I really enjoy dollying these you can really lean into it if you get the timing nicely you can really lean into it and all you can take quite a long time but you're still gonna get a good pop I had a good time with that yeah and I think you can own that actually feel that they've done a pretty decent job shaving off weight yeah it's quite light yeah it's really stiff so for a beginner to learn all on this is difficult but for us that has carried on control for a moment sometimes you know you really rise up on the tail and up yeah I like it I go out of five four on five nice nice me too stability can you define what we're talking about when talking about stability the first one is landings when you're jumping stability is really important then and the second one is when you're charging through variable snow fast skiing in conditions where the snow changes a lot I think the lime blend in stability has two out of five because I you know shooting some flat spins the other day and I was learning nose-heavy but if I was on a stiffer type slope star ski people would have thought a landed super clean I just put the skis on on the nose heavy and landed steady so I learned a little bit nose heavy I could have totally covered it up on a ski like this one much different well on this one I ended up doing like for no switch nose manual butter not so cool so for me the stability of jobs is bad so if you're looking to learn your first flips quirks etc it's too soft to save you from some crashes you're gonna crash just because it's too soft an ink crud and variables snow it's a bit flimsy but to be honest I quite like it it's not good how do you like it they have a hinge point so that you can feel as soon as your weight goes past about here you go bowing onto the noses on to this fastest hinge point and once you're past that hinge point it's going pear-shaped pretty quickly yeah it's so soft in the front so like with any ski if you land in the middle you're gonna be fine but if you're landing those and tail-heavy don't expect it to support you at all because it was thing is luckily you're good enough at skiing so that your landings are mostly pretty awesome the whole time and it doesn't really matter I'm not nearly as good as you and I need a bit more support from a jump ski than this is giving me yep although it does hurt to say that also I don't like charging this through variable conditions much let's just go then to two out of five that's the same as me but I seem to like it more it's funny how this works isn't it Candide twos I thought these were great they are not a stiff ski but they feel really stable I don't know quite how they've don't expect them to feel worse than they do especially when charging fast through crap snow I don't know how they've done it but these felt really nice and stable not so stable but if you hit a bump with your tips it's gonna rocket you in the air and not so soft but if you had a bump with your tips they're just gonna bend it in your head it with your feet to sort of a nice a nice medium for my kind of skiing at least maybe because of the extra width they're a bit more torsionally stable than the blends but landings felt much better than I would have expected from this kind of soft wide rockered ski so I was impressed I had the pleasure write some real yes snow and I enjoyed it I could have had an even stiffer ski to plow more through it but then it's harder to go from the turn to turn and like spend the nose and then like let the tail skid around so I think the balance between plowing through it but getting soft and nimble enough to skid around basically is fantastic and the stiffness of the nose and tail to be honest it does not have a hinge point like the blend you're a little bit distracted but it's doggy yeah what's amazing about the stability on this ski or just likes pattern is that it's so even it just smoothly gets softer which feels good I think one thing is the hinge point on a slightly stiffer ski works well I had some Ross and Yale scratches last year and they had a hinge point they were much stiffer and I really liked that that was like a nice platform to butter on but because these are so soft I don't think it works so how do you like the stability of the J ski the whip it really stable landing with a lot of spin on jobs these ones are not gonna wash out at all the edge hold the stability is really good and I think that's actually one of the best things about this ski it's a really stable ski I agree I especially I think I like at least in feeling the paper the radius feels like pretty big combined the stiffness of this ski yeah helping me and really helped us to – if you learn not to lean switch stiffness helps you come up – straight again from those heavy learning and the radius acts calm yeah quite like that kinda cruddy conditions and the little no issues things we were riding they were doing pretty good for charging crud I'd like something that turns a little bit more so I could avoid things I didn't want to go over but it is super stable and it's impressive how how much stiffness they managed to put in a ski at pretty low weight yeah I agree with that final conclusions and things to take away yen's what do you think overall about this ski and how it rides for you we're bonded so I've fallen in love with this a little bit haven't you yes which is so weird because I didn't think you'd like it after 17 years of skiing on super stiff candid Park skis yeah every I told me when I've been skiing the mould system by the way that I don't think you're gonna like this sense this is too different but honestly I feel like my playfulness in the park has been suppressed due to the restrictive Ness of a steep slope star ski okay final conclusion super soft super playful I have a wonderful time it's the funnest ski I ever owned however while saying that it has its time in its place and it's when I'm going out to play have fun on Rails hit the small jobs you know just mess around then it's awesome but what I want to go bigger there's other skis I'd rather go for when I'm heading that 20 meter boot or is going for what's for me challenging tricks how do you like the blend it's so interesting because I like buttering around skiing slowly trying stupid tricks that kind of thing a lot more than you and this kind of ski I've looked at it for years I thought I'd really want that because you gotta flex it in the shop it feels really soft and I'm like that's gonna be so much fun to butter but it's too soft for me it's actually too soft which just goes to show that you shouldn't really believe the hyper on skis and you should really think about what's right for you it's taken me years and years to try and figure out what's right to me still haven't quite got it but me neither even though I thought I I thought these would be right for me for about 4 years now I've tested them they're not I think this ski basically has two different kinds of skiers that writes it it are it is people like myself that has learned a bunch of tricks and generally lands pretty well and want to explore the mountain and the playground it is with butters and manuals etc however that's me as a person like this but this is I would say a great beginning ski as well yeah – because it lets you skid out you can all easily nollie easily manual easily but really but if you're more of the intermediate side we will learn do first flips too unstable to support you in the landings yeah they were pretty special I had such a good time on these flex profile was way better for me I felt really comfortable charging them fast yeah didn't notice that they were much heavier on Rails actually didn't notice it at all I don't really think that I don't think that what's key you have makes a huge difference on Rails to be honest it makes a lot more difference in other places so free riding all over the mountain in soft snow in crud they were great jumps they were also good I didn't really get a chance to hit super big jumps but yeah they felt stable enough for me on jumps turning around they were like the funnest thing ever there was so much fun to be fair wearing quite a flat resort it's not that steep so we don't need skis that carve really well at the highest speeds because that barely ever happens hello that's doggy number 15 people 15 so we don't need a ski here that turns really well at super high speeds but for everything up to really really really fast really really super aggressive carves they were like the funnest ski but then we're talking about Bach skis and there's a million carving skis out there yeah it's not that can convert above you know compound between yeah three star Park skis I thought these skis look great cool I'll give you my conclusions really pretty but a subjective the Flex pattern of the candy – is so nice and mellow I can do slope after faster butters and mostly fast about–there's to be completely honest I really like it it turns so good on slope I'm not trying to try to ski that really turn but nicely in my opinion but you need to be a little bit of a strong skier to ski it because it does challenge your carving skills a bit more is so good at turning yeah actually you see it in the video of me carving 360s that on one or first me shots me doing it I'm really taking off to the left because I wasn't used to how fast it turns yeah so I can imagine that if I'd hit much bigger jumps I would find the radius to be too tight however next run I managed to dial in that they get the carves better and it's something I have to get used to yeah and it's maybe amazing once you really get the hang of it but I'm not quite there yet this is yeah this is not for the beginner park skier this is for someone who has a bit of experience knows how to ski well as well because you need to be able to adjust the radius of your carves to suit the size of jump that's important with this one with this you don't really get a choice but here you'd need to be able to know what you're doing skiing wise if you can ski at an intermediate level both in the park and outside of it you are gonna have a really good time in my opinion it's soft and playful enough to do butters all day I hate sounding like a marketing ski ride now I'm worried about something like the brand like what about trying to not do yeah but it's true in this one I have a caveat but this butters really nicely all over the place I am happy free riding in not super deep snow on this and yeah in the park it's also a good time however I have a feeling that because these are so light they will not last very long and it's actually more than the feeling we've got a friend whose skis almost exclusively on these twos and he goes through a lot of skis it's quite upsetting how many skis he goes through but he thinks it worked it's worth it because he likes these skis so much yeah so I think that is where the sacrifice is made I think that some set up very well apparently faction has got a really good warranty program most companies have a terrible reputation it's true for in dealing with warranties and if they're good at it kudos yeah the faction but you're asking about these Jase keys then I think the Whippet is quite a special scheme I gave it some for not being fun enough on slope which really was a it's for me at least it's a deal breaker I want to have fun on the slope – yeah but when carving of jumps I really liked it and I also liked the mellow turning radius in between the jumps and as you also mentioned that the switch King was a good time and I think they've done a good job reducing weight and yet having a pretty stiff ski not as stiff as many of a slope starsky's but it's pretty you know stiff nose a bit more from friendly detail so they're pretty cool and I do love the top sheets that they they take the piss out of skiing so I'm a bit of a fan of the brand in general I'd like to try more of their skis it wasn't exactly what we were looking for things they all play was more what I was hoping to try yeah I was a little bit surprised when we tried this ski in this lineup it feels like chalk and cheese compared with the other ones it is a stable stiff firm ski and it's not a it's not a playful ski at all in my opinion I've never skied on a ski that seems so well suited to the park and nowhere else once I got used to the long radius carving of jumps was awesome it felt better than it did on either of the other two which is a serious plus likewise with the landings it's so stable and that's great and it does feel exceptionally light so spinning on two rails I never really noticed the difference between skis on Rails to be honest but I actually did remember thinking these are super light so that's great but out of the park they're not playful they don't turn nicely on the slope and it's also deal-breaker for me because you know whisky is we're not just Park skis and the whole mountain is a playground the only place turned really good almost yeah the lip of the jump and like rudder was hitting with the fluff on it they had a great fun yeah they'd wouldn't imbel them but when that was hair or snow I think you would have had a good time on any skis right now yeah I will see ever snow yeah so that wraps it up yep this was a long video sorry about but maybe you're welcome I don't know it was it too long well it's so easy to have so many thoughts it is and to be fair when I'm looking at the reviews online no offense to all the other people that have made ski reviews before us but I find them to be so superficial and they don't give me any useful information you might have like a forty second video that tells you exactly what it says on the website and doesn't tell you about how it feels yeah we really try to do the opposite of everything you find on the Internet and if this review made you think okay right none of those skis are for me then we're pleased we're not hate to try and sell these we want you totally spend your money wisely because I've wasted money on skis a lot thank you guys for watching this video did you enjoy this in-depth review for leave us a comment below and also let us know what skis we should try to test for probably next season or maybe we have time to date this season if some brands are keen or contact me at the info tompa tutorials if you're a brand and you want me to try a ski maybe I'll do it if it seems like a fun one here's a playlist of our other product videos that are from Expo or other places thank you happy shopping happy skiing happy skiing shopping is never happy here shopping sucks but the skiing part is from red

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Can you please do a review on the rossignol black ops ski ?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    All right guys, go ahead in a way – happy skiing not shopping and don t waste so much money (as i did as well) I found it helpful and personally appreciate even longer one with more detailed and precise reflection on powder/freeride-different-snow conditions. So see ya in another video – or maybe camp?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    What are your opinions on Rossignol scratch skis?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Where were the 2.0 mounted

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    For me, Line Blend. I can’t take Candide 2.0 with my level for now.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    I tottaly agree about the CT2.0. But also broke them in the end. totally worth it. I am trying the blends now

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    What's an opinion/guide for rider weight incorporated into these reviews?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    1.Vishnu 2.Vishnu 3.vishnu

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    I’ve probably watched this video 10times it’s the best review of skis out there so definitely not too long. Other reviews you don’t get a sense of the feel of skis whereas this covered so many different aspects of the skis I ended up buying a pair of Candide 2.0’s off the back of it. Thanks guys!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Such a good and in-depth review ! I’ve been looking at getting the Line Blends, and this review helped me get more insight on what I’m going to get out of them.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Mach bitte mal ein Video auf deutsch 👍👍👍👍

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    anyone have any experience with the lsm cartel 108? (softer fiberglass, park detune)

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Good video! I really like the in depth review! Absolutely going to take in a lot of tips from theese!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    This is how all reviews should be done! Great job! Give us more!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Thank you guys. This was so insightful!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    how much do you guys weight

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    So I bought a Freerideski, so that I can use it for freeriding, until its too small for me and bamm, I have Freestyle skis

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Hello Jens! I was about to buy the Faction CT 2.0, but now I am worried about what you guys said in the ending of the video. Do the skis wear out so fast? I am skiing like 3 weeks/year. Do you think that wil be a problem for me? Should I be worried about? @Stomp It Tutorials

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    the Swiss have an army?

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