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Any thoughts on these skis?

post #1 of 22
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I have been watching the latest Harb dvd a lot lately. Any thoughts on these 2 skis recommended on his web site? I'm due for some new carving skis this year. For the past few seasons I have been skiing on the Volkl 724 EXP for my everyday ski for the Midwest and Colorado non-powder days.

 

 

iSupershape

165, 170 cm 121/66/106 R12.1m (170)

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This customer favorite for the past five seasons now features the KERS system, giving it a stiffer feel and quicker rebound. Race-ski grip and feel with a sidecut that makes it easy to learn High-C carving. From ice to corduroy to moguls to powder, this ski does it all.
WorldCup sandwich construction.

     
Icon TT 80.0 164, 170 cm 118/66/102 R13.4m (170)

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The Icon TT-80 is virtually unchanged from its '09-'10 introduction. A lot of our customers like it for its versatility. This ski can carve short or long-radius turns. Laminate construction provides excellent edgehold. Quicker edge-to-edge than the Supershape, the TT 80.0 makes snappy fall-line turns on groomers or in bumps.
Wood-core sandwich construction.

 

post #2 of 22

Nah - go for some fatties and head off-piste! wink.gif

post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

Nah - go for some fatties and head off-piste! wink.gif


I have a couple pair of fat skis -- not too practical when I ski in the Midwest!  smile.gif

 

post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post




I have a couple pair of fat skis -- not too practical when I ski in the Midwest!  smile.gif

 

 

But, like you said, just 600 miles east of Breckenridge . . .
 

 

post #5 of 22

MWP

 

The Supershape is a nice hard snow ski. I have an older pair that are often my "December"  WROD ski of choice in the Northeast...

I don't know what the KERS brings to the game but it should do what you want in the Midwest. For a CO no new snow ski, I'd point you towards

the Bliz MAG 8.1


Edited by Rossi Smash - 7/30/11 at 8:21am
post #6 of 22

MWP. I agree with Rossi Smash on the Head Supershape to be a great carving ski. The small waist and tight turning radius are important keys to learning to improve your High-C carving skills. I own and really enjoy the pre-KERS supershapes model but have heard the newer KERS  model to be a little stiffer and not quite as forgiving off-piste as the earlier models. The newer KERS Supershapes are reviewed as really great harder snow carving demons, but still softer and more forgiving then the Head iSL race models. I have skied Geoffda's Icon TT80s 170cm and really like them as a softer more forgiving / versatile ski then the Supershape for groomers to light new snow conditions. Try to demo if you can. Both models are very hard to locate as very few USA Head dealers stock them. Still wildly popular in Europe. JMD.

post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

Nah - go for some fatties and head off-piste! wink.gif


My current quiver (only the newer skis) - already have fatties...

 

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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post


My current quiver (only the newer skis) - already have fatties...

 

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Siiiggghhh . . . okay, okay. Get some carvers. 

 

post #9 of 22
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I wish I did live in the mountains and didn't ski a lot of hard packed!  That reminds me - time to go and buy another powerball ticket.

post #10 of 22
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This is what I ended up buying from Ski Depot. Last year's model so the price was right. I was looking to buy the SuperShape ispeed but ended up buying these. I am guessing that these might be a bit stiffer, but I'm a big guy (6'3" - 220 lbs.)

 

Thanks for all of the help and personal emails.

 

They should arrive later this week!

 

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post #11 of 22

I think you'll like them as a hard snow carving ski. I haven't skied other brands , but have a pair of Head SS Speeds and this past spring bought a lightly used pair of Titan's with the KERS and really enjoy them. The ugly truth for me is powder days are pretty limited. I skied 21 days last year in Vail, and used my fat skis twice and that was eally one more time than I needed too.

 

Hopefully this year I catch new snow on my trips west.

post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

This is what I ended up buying from Ski Depot. Last year's model so the price was right. I was looking to buy the SuperShape ispeed but ended up buying these. I am guessing that these might be a bit stiffer, but I'm a big guy (6'3" - 220 lbs.)

 

Thanks for all of the help and personal emails.

 

They should arrive later this week!

 

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That's one of the most fun skis EVAR!

post #13 of 22
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That's what I want to hear!

post #14 of 22

Looks good!  drool.gif

post #15 of 22
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Looks good!  drool.gif

 

I've been in a bad mood the past few months -- hopefully this turns things around! rolleyes.gif

 

 

post #16 of 22

I've got an older pair of Speeds that the common wisdom was that they were too stiff.

Not stiff at all. The tail is narrower that the Supershape so they don't hang on to the finish of a turn as aggressively.

My son who's your size claimed them.

post #17 of 22

Kastle RX 184 w/ KTi 14? 

post #18 of 22

For the rare times when I simply cannot find anything worth skiing on my 100+waisted skis (live and ski in Vermont), I take out my 195 Atomic Super-G skis.  At 195cm, they are way too small for actual super-g use for me, but make fantastic hard snow fun sticks.  

 

Hard not to like those Heads, tho.

post #19 of 22
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The unboxing!

 

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post #20 of 22

How did these work out?

 

I found the SS i.speed to be much softer when compared to WC i.sl. Hope these are on par with i.sl.

post #21 of 22
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Hopefully this weekend!

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

Hopefully this weekend!



I skied these today -- absolutely the best skis I have ever been on!!!icon14.gif

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