The 183 24.3 M ski is what many of us in Rocky Mountain Masters are using for GS. Yep, it takes a little work to get the turn started, but once you get it up on edge and bend it, it's a sweet ski. I got a look at next year's Atomic FIS catalog, and here are the choices:
- 195 cm, 35M sidecut. Yep, this is next year's Men's FIS ski, and my local Atomic race shop isn't even going to sell this puppy.
- 188 cm., 30M sidecut. This is next year's Women's FIS ski, and I think we're all going to pass on that one, too.
- 190 cm, 27 M. This is what the catalog says, but it's probably 28.5, as you say below.
- 183, 23M. My guess is that this is really 24M or thereabouts. Anyway, even though I have two pairs of this year's 183s, I'm going to get a pair of next year's 183s, because the year after...who knows if a 183, 24M ski is even going to be available?
Oh yeah, also another pair of 165 non-D2 SLs, and a pair of the new Atomic Redster 130 boots...
Originally Posted by Atomicman
Men's FIS D2 GS ski come as short as 181, 186 and 190 and are 27.5, 27.5 and 28.5 respectively. The there is the Gs D2 World Cup/Europa Cup in a 191 that is 28.5 All 4 of these skis are FIS RAce legal.
The there are the women's skis in a 175, 183 and 184 which are 23.5 24 and 26.5 respectively.
I recently spent a day on the Women's 183cm 24M ski. Unless I was doing about 40+ MPH they were difficult. Extremely burly!