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Dear all. I’m searching for slalom ski for me. I’m 190cm (74.8 in) 100kg (220 lbs) 43 years, athletic condition, but searching for a comfort slalom skis. 10 years of active skiing (40+ days per season).  My goal is to ski like like Harald Harb (to be more illustrative J) – i.e. short nice carving turns with maximum inclination etc. – where the snow conditions allow to do this (plus element of relaxing – I want to ski all day). No plans to go out of slope with these skis. Initially I decided to go for race stock models, but I think they’re too demanding and require heavy work.  Now I’m watching Atomic race SL Ti – 170cm (D2 I guess are also demanding), Rossignol  Radical 9SL Ti and 8SL Oversize, Fischer RC4 Superrace SC. Looking also at Head and Stokli. Currently most of my skiing is with Atomic Metron B5 172 cm. Thank you in advance ! 

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given your wt, the atomic d2 tl ski should fit the bill quite well. I'd think the fischer will be too soft -- i have an older model which i am gonna get rid of next year. I love my 2009 atomic race stock, but they do require a bit more work than the alternatives.

 

Good luck, you cannot really wrong with anything, buy it and try it  and move on. Well if you pay $800 for them ya, that could be a problem.

 

do you like your atomics? IF so their race skis are quite nice and the d2 are damp and ski pretty easy.. I have my 2010 d2 gs skis sitting in the rack waiting for be skied.

 

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Fischer RC4 WC SC Pro  (NOT Fischer RC4 Race SC Pro).

Fischer WC SC (not Fischer RC4 Race SC).

 

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Many people who model their skiing after HH's are currently buying the Head Icon TT 80.  At your size, I imagine you'd need the 176cm model.

 

The other really popular ski for his students in this category is the Head iSupershape SW.  The current model is reportedly less forgiving than it used to be due to the addition of KERS last year, but for someone of your experience, I doubt it would cause much of a problem.  You'd probably want the 175cm version of that one.

 

I like the Supershape a little better than the Icon, but that's not a terribly common opinion.  The Supershape has a wider tail that many people find to be unforgiving, because once it hooks up, it wants to hold on.  I consider that to be a feature and really like it.  The Icon releases more easily due to the narrower tail and many people seem to prefer it for that reason.

 

Have fun!

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New for 2012 is the "code" from Volkl do'nt be phased by the length which will for you come in at about 178 but this ski is as easy to handle as most 165 - 170s it is nippy and reponsive in short turns yet stable with typical volkl edge grip in higher speeds it realy is a case of minimum in maximum out with this ski

 

mike

www.ldmountaincentre.com

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Originally Posted by iamikeski View Post

New for 2012 is the "code" from Volkl do'nt be phased by the length which will for you come in at about 178 but this ski is as easy to handle as most 165 - 170s it is nippy and reponsive in short turns yet stable with typical volkl edge grip in higher speeds it realy is a case of minimum in maximum out with this ski

 

mike

www.ldmountaincentre.com


Not to open an old would but the Code might be the best K2 Volkl has ever made (VO excluded :ducking:). 

 

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