So my kids (and me) want to get into trick skiing. I don't know anything about tricks other than it looks really cool, and the one or two times I've tried it was really difficult.
This was a good thread to start the education process. (New to Trick Skiing
I talked to a few people in trick community in my circles and everyone says to start with 2 trick skis to get comfortable and work your way up from there. This contradicts the message of trusted individuals in this thread (It's Time to Get a Trick Ski
speaks - I listen! There was another thread where @mlusa
seemed to give similar advice (Junior Trick Skis
Finding modern used trick ski equipment is practically impossible and new equipment isn't cheap.
So do I look at getting 2 pairs of trick skis - 1 for myself, and 1 for my daughter & son to share. Or, do I skip combo trick skis and go to one? Keep in mind, I don't know anything about trick skiing - so any extended information you can provide will not only help me but others in my situation.
Since polls are awesome, please vote.
(O'Brien "Pro Trac" trick skis
("Old School Trick Skis"
Trick Skiing 101 31 votes
Buy low-end O'Brien "Pro Trac" combo trick skis
Buy an "old-school" pair of trick skis off eBay even if you have to swap out the bindings
Buy new - I'll spend the same amount on a 2 trick skis that I would on 1 slalom ski
Search within my network of skiers for anyone who might have a used pair
You got bad advice, go with 1 trick ski (new or used) right from the start.
Not sure how to deal with a long link?