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Anyone own or skid on the Line Honeybadgers?

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Im looking for a new pair of park skis and these sound just like what Im after from the reviews I can find but they dont have any in Elise Brigham at Castleford that I can try so thinking about just ordering some online from somewhere and taking my chances.

Anyone got any feedback about how they ski etc, whats the good and bad points about them?

Any other pairs I should be looking at?

Im after something really flexible and super lightweight as Ill just be using these for messing about in the park and want something that will be easy to butter and 360 on etc.
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On my radar too.
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medlington, what length?
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normally ski 185-190 on my all mountain skis (Line Mothership) so probably looking at around 170s for the park. Im 6'1
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medlington, Just checked with Line and the only stock they have left from previous seasons are 150's so any unsold longer lengths will be with their stockists. However, IIRC, the Honey Badger is a conventional camber twin tip which wouldn't be my choice for "messing about in the park and want something that will be easy to butter and 360 on etc."

I'd put you on a pair of Whitedot Zero One's which are flat camber/rockered both ends & are designed for exactly your requirments: https://www.whitedotskis.com/collections/skis/products/zero-one

And the good news is that there's one remaining unsold pair from 15/16 (same ski as current but older black/orange graphic) in 173cm & they're sitting in my shop at just £275 in the flat!
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Thanks, they look very tempting, they seem to be billed more as an all mountain ski rather than a park ski though although I can see the rocker tips and zero camber would be good for what I want, do you have any idea what they weigh?

I think I really need to go and try a few out as Im not very experienced at buying park skis. I am quite keen though
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@medlington, for info, Friflyt magazine gave them top marks in their park ski test last year closely followed by Tom Wallisch pro model, which i think was a tad stiffer.
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medlington wrote:
Thanks, they look very tempting, they seem to be billed more as an all mountain ski rather than a park ski though although I can see the rocker tips and zero camber would be good for what I want, do you have any idea what they weigh?.....




A true park ski is a ski with a symmetrical sidecut (ie 119-89-119) with a true centre mount meaning the ski will perform exactly the same when skied either forwards/backward and will also spin concentrically. There can then be many variations of radius, flex, camber & rocker etc between makes/models to suit the users requirements.

However many park skis are really all mountain skis with conventional sidecuts (ie 119-90-113 so the tips are wider than the tails) but are either marked with a true centre mounting line only or they have both regular all mountain and true centre mounting lines. The Whitedot Zero One has both such lines so it's a park ski when mounted on the centre line or it's an all mountain ski when mounted on the FR (freeride) line. And as it's a flat camber ski with a lot of tip/tail rocker the FR line is actually only 20mm back from the centre line whereas on a conventional camber twin tip design of same length/sidecut you'd expect the two lines to be 60-100mm apart. Because the two mounting lines are so close many Zero One owners will use the FR line as it's a more versatile position yet will still perform excellently when riding switch or in the park.
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Just to throw another sales pitch (though they might be a bit longer than you're longer for) out there Laughing : http://www.downskis.com/shop/throwdown-89-2017

I've only skied the 125mm version, but they're very lively, playful and bombproof construction.

The Zero Ones above would be sweet for butter and jib-style moves, but you might miss some camber (for more pop) on jumps.
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@clarky999, nice spec on that Throwdown. Surprised they don't make it in a shorter length as well as most park rats run their skis on the short side.
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Thanks for all the info, they both look good. Im very tempted, may well get back to you when Ive made a decision.
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