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What volkl compares to the head supershape titan? Or i had to go none Volkl what do you recommend?

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So i currently have a set of Volkl AC50 and i love the way they hook up and hold a edge on the hard pack. They also do awesome in the crud - i am east coast so i barely ever see powder. So the one thing about the AC50 i don't like is the stiffness in the bumps. I demo-ed a set of head supershape titans the other day and the flex was nice in the bumps, but they didn't "hook up" and hold a edge like the AC50. Someone told me to check out the Kendo - none of the shops around me have a demo of the kendo.

 

So if i wanted to stay Volkl ( i just like the way Volkl's ski) Do they have something that compares to the supershape but holds a edge a little better?

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Wow, quite frankly I'm very surprised you liked the Titan's in the bumps, if they were the 2011 ones.  The tails on those things are pretty stiff, and have a tendency to rocket launch you into your next turn (great for groomers, not bumps).  Also, I found the Titans and Magnums to have extremely good edge hold.  But it's a matter of priority really, because the better the edge hold on a ski, generally the stiffer the ski will be, and not too enjoyable in bumps.  But maybe a pair of Tigersharks with the Powerswitch (so you can set it stiff on the groomers and relatively soft in the bumps????).  As for the Kendos, I'll shoot that one down, as a) the AC50 and Kendo are too similar, though the Kendo is a much better one-ski quiver, and b) the Kendos are still on the stiff side of things, and IMO are just OK in bumps.

 

Tyler

post #3 of 6

He may weigh 210, and demoed the Titans in 163 or something. But yeah, none of the skis you mention exactly shout "bump" at me. Try a Blizzard 8.7 if you want something beefy for the bumps; it's stiff in front, has no clear speed limit, grips like a pit bull, but has a softer more progressive tail than any of the skis you mention. It has a more refined Volkl feel; what the AC50 should have been. So it's more versatile, and really fun in variable snow.

 

Better yet for bumps, not as grippy but great all around will be the Stockli VXL. Or of you have the $$, try the Kastle MX78 or FX84. Very nice in bumps, love to run fast, somehow light and easy to get up in softer snow, 78 has better grip than any you mention, 84 is comparable to Titan. Out. 

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yeah - i should have said i like the head better in the bumps then the titan - because they were softer. But yes i did feel the stiff tails. So i probably need something with stiff tip and softer tails for what i am looking for - if i am getting that correct?

Thanks

post #5 of 6

The Head is the Titan.  It's the Head Titan?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #6 of 6

I think he meant to say he likes the Head Titan in bumps better than the Völkl AC50.

 

Early reports I've read from the SIA show say the new Peak 84 might be good. (don't know though; haven't skied any of these)

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