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Top 3 on trail skis main factor im looking for is speed

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Top 3 on trail skis main factor im looking for is speed



Head DH ski

Blizzard DH ski

Dynstar DH ski.

 

all good for going as fast as possible good luck!

 

 

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not my specialty  but blizz 8.7 , kastle mx88, mx78 comes to mind. bigger ski- the cochise is a friggin blast on groomed.

 

 

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Assuming you're not talking about racing skis, and are sincere about need for speed + recreational, these 5 (yeah, two more because I'm also varying feel and handling, which matter more than "best," thus also in no particular rank order):

 

1) Blizzard F-Power, which is popular for club GS. Lively and demanding. Best pure grip of the bunch.

2) Stockli SX, ditto, but damper than above, and a touch more versatile. The FIS version will check your skill set.

3) Head iSuperhape Speed RD. Ditto, damper, smoother, and heavier yet. The non-RD is more sensible.

4) Fischer Worldcup RC Pro. Lightest and liveliest, least tolerance for nonsense. Pretty close to a tie for grip with the F-Power.

5) Dynastar Speed Course Ti. A finesse speed ski, if that makes sense. Ties with SX for most versatile outside gates.

 

Each will bury any 80-something all mountain.  If you're actually serious...

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Assuming you're not talking about racing skis, and are sincere about need for speed + recreational, these 5 (yeah, two more because I'm also varying feel and handling, which matter more than "best," thus also in no particular rank order):

 

1) Blizzard F-Power, which is popular for club GS. Lively and demanding. Best pure grip of the bunch.

2) Stockli SX, ditto, but damper than above, and a touch more versatile. The FIS version will check your skill set.

3) Head iSuperhape Speed RD. Ditto, damper, smoother, and heavier yet. The non-RD is more sensible.

4) Fischer Worldcup RC Pro. Lightest and liveliest, least tolerance for nonsense. Pretty close to a tie for grip with the F-Power.

5) Dynastar Speed Course Ti. A finesse speed ski, if that makes sense. Ties with SX for most versatile outside gates.

 

Each will bury any 80-something all mountain.  If you're actually serious...

 

 

He said his only concern was speed!! If he is serious he will buy DH skis.
 

 

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Head DH ski

Blizzard DH ski

Dynstar DH ski.

 

all good for going as fast as possible good luck!

 

 

Alternatively...

 

Rossi DH

Fischer DH

Atomic DH

Elan DH

Nordica DH

Stöckli DH

or even Völkl DH

 

Remember to reserve a closed run with b-netting in place.

 

On a more serious note, and staying within the realms of consumer skis, I'd be tempted to look at:

 

Head i.Speed

Kästle RX12

Rossi Radical 9GS Cascade Ti
 

 

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He said his only concern was speed!! If he is serious he will buy DH skis.
 


This is true. Wish I were an ortho surgeon then, so he could put my kids through college. Well, after he finishes his sentence...

 

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If it was to be a on trail ski that was part of a quiver...

Kastle RX w/KTi plate

Dynastar Course Ti w/Pivot 14 (narrow brake)

Blizzard R Power (G-Power would do in a pinch)

 

If it was a on trail ski that was to be an ONLY ski...

Kastle MX88

Blizzard Magnum 8.7

Rossignol Experience 98 

 

 

 

 

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Top 3 on trail skis main factor im looking for is speed



 



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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

 

 

He said his only concern was speed!! If he is serious he will buy DH skis.
 

 


 

Main factor  is not ONLY factor.  Get SG skis, or if you want to feel like you're going faster while you speed, get GS skis.  No reason not to get full-on race skis for speeding on trails.  They are a little too stiff for speeding off the trails in the soft snow.  If you want to maximize speed off-piste, then I say have a look at realsier's reviews and zoom in on the ones that fit into the big mountain high speed. 

 

Or just wait until some old-school Kästle SGs come on e-bay ;)

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Top 3 on trail skis main factor im looking for is speed



Atomic Atlas, Rossignol S7 and Fischer Watea 120

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Atomic Atlas, Rossignol S7 and Fischer Watea 120


 

From the original post...

 

"Top 3 on trail skis main factor im looking for is speed"

 

Since we are having a dry(er) year- so far, I wanted to bump this funny thread.  I see guys ripping on big pow skis all the time.  Fat big mountain skis are handling these conditions pretty well. 

 

People are shocked to see my Atomic Atlas @ 192 cm in length & 125 mm under foot on the lift.  Demo a big fat ski and see how well they do in the pack!  I'm skiing fat every day!

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