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SL Skis - Relative Stiffness

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I was reading a thread about SL ski stiffness from 2010.  The consensus was that the relative ski stiffness (from most stiff to less stiff) was:

 

Head (stiffest)
Nordica
Blizzard
Atomic
Fischer
Volkl
Elan
Dynastar/Rossignol
Stockli
Salomon (least stiff)
 

 

Does this relative ranking still hold true? 
 

post #2 of 5

Atomics D2 or No D2? 

post #3 of 5

And wondering if the order of stiffness applies to their consumer race skis?

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

I'm wondering about the type of SL ski that most serious racers would buy that are actaully competeting (as opposed to the consumer who wants a performance oriented carving ski for freeskiing)

post #5 of 5

Depends on what you want.  Stiffness is not the only criteria. I'm a Masters racer, and have been using Atomic for years, I really like the D2 construction. Locally, we can get what I think is Level 2 race stock (flex matched, flex numbers written on the tail, very good manufacturing and finish quality).  I use FIS 165s for SL, FIS 183 GSs (women's FIS) for GS. I have two pairs of D2 SLs from last season, great skis, very mellow, very easy into the turn. I just got a good deal on a pair of this year's non-D2 165s. Much stiffer in the tip.  I think they're going to be better in a course as long as it's hard snow...which we haven't had for about a week or so.  Watch this space...

 

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I'm wondering about the type of SL ski that most serious racers would buy that are actaully competeting (as opposed to the consumer who wants a performance oriented carving ski for freeskiing)



 

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