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Need advice for choosing between skis - it's a tight one :)

post #1 of 4
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Hi there,

 

After reading many helpfull threads, I still need some input so I've decided to join the community and ask for advice.

 

About myself: 22 years old, 184cm (6'1), 78kg (172lbs) without gear, advanced skier (10 years+), good physical shape. Current equipment: Atomic SL9 @ 160cm, Atomic M90 boots.

 

Having the possibility to change my skiing equipment at after-season prices, I decided that the time has come to do it. I will use these new skis mostly on packed powder, artificial snow, hardpack, moguls (not so often though). In order to get a better picture, I consider the current ones to have the following drawbacks: not enough edge grip on hardpack, unstable when pushing them, mediocre rebound out of a turn, radius to short.

 

Therefore, I'm searching for a livelier ski, with more feedback, edge grip, rebound out of a turn and stability. Lenght-wise, I'll go either 165 or 170 max, depending on the model. I narrowed it down between the following Atomics:

- RS D2 SL (FIS model) 165cm radius 13m

- RS non-D2 SL (FIS model) 165cm radius 13m

- D2 SL 165/170 cm, radius 11.5/12m

 

Unfortunately I can't demo any. So, please tell me which are the most important differences between them. Even if I like to ski aggresive, I don't know if a FIS model won't be to much. Although the advantages are quite clear. They will be paired with Hawx 120 boots. What do you think?

 

Thanks in advance,

Alex

post #2 of 4

+1

 

I am interested in this too.

 

found something in history, these are pretty good:

http://www.epicski.com/t/108479/no-d2-construction-on-the-atomics-in-the-womens-sl-today

http://www.epicski.com/t/102257/atomic-fis-race-d2-sl-with-or-without-d2-doubledeck


Edited by spirit - 1/12/12 at 7:23pm
post #3 of 4

Are you running gates or just like SL skis generally? race stock is overkill for anything else.

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Originally Posted by aschick View Post

Are you running gates or just like SL skis generally? race stock is overkill for anything else.



I disagree. nothing carve hard snow like Race stock ski with the right pilot.

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