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SL ski for new masters racer?

post #1 of 10
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Hello!

I'm a 27 years old, advanced aggressive skier. I've been a ski instructor for a few years and decided to take on master ski racing this year. Up until now I've been skiing (and racing) on Rossi Attraxion 11 Mutix skis. I'm loving doing gates (and not doing too bad for a beginner) and I'm looking at getting proper slalom skis. I've been looking at Atomic's D2SL and due to my light weight, I am considering getting the 151cm junior D2SL FIS ski. Would that be a reasonable slalom ski for me? Or should I stick with "adult" racing skis? I weigh 112lbs and measure 5'1''.

 

 

post #2 of 10

That'll probably work, you might also consider the Atomic D2 Non-FIS SL in a 155 length...

 

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Originally Posted by melimelomed View Post

Hello!

I'm a 27 years old, advanced aggressive skier. I've been a ski instructor for a few years and decided to take on master ski racing this year. Up until now I've been skiing (and racing) on Rossi Attraxion 11 Mutix skis. I'm loving doing gates (and not doing too bad for a beginner) and I'm looking at getting proper slalom skis. I've been looking at Atomic's D2SL and due to my light weight, I am considering getting the 151cm junior D2SL FIS ski. Would that be a reasonable slalom ski for me? Or should I stick with "adult" racing skis? I weigh 112lbs and measure 5'1''.

 

 



 

post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by SkiRacer55 View Post

That'll probably work, you might also consider the Atomic D2 Non-FIS SL in a 155 length...

 



 

 

 

yes, I would suggest  the 155.  I think you will find it offers more capability for you longer term than the junior ski. 

 

If you are interested I have a 2010 155 D2 available since I have switched over to 165 this year
 

 

post #4 of 10
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Other options I'm looking at would be Dynastar's Speed Omeglass WC 155cm (2011 model) or Rossignol 9S WC Oversize (2009 model). Any thoughts on these skis?

ScotsSkier: I might be interested... How much have you skied with them? Which condition are they in? How much would you sell them for?

 

post #5 of 10


probably not.  The non-FIS D2 in 155 has a little more sidecut than the FIS skis. You're just starting and the Dynastar you're looking at is basically a women's WC ski...
 

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Originally Posted by melimelomed View Post

Other options I'm looking at would be Dynastar's Speed Omeglass WC 155cm (2011 model) or Rossignol 9S WC Oversize (2009 model). Any thoughts on these skis?

ScotsSkier: I might be interested... How much have you skied with them? Which condition are they in? How much would you sell them for?

 



 

post #6 of 10

FWIW I am 6 feet and weigh 170.  I ski the Atomic Race SL in a 155 for slalom and love them.  It is amazing how much these skis "want"to be turned.  Yes they are shorter than the FIS model but I chose tthe 155 because I thought that was all I needed for our slalom courses here.  For GS skis I am using Atomic SX 11's in a 170 but am going to replace those over the summer with Atomic Race GS in a 179.  See if you can demo a pair of the 155 SL's.  I don't think you will be disappointed.

post #7 of 10

A very short light 40y old guy at our club bought a pair of extra soft Atomic SL 155 for his whife but after trying them out on the course he kept them for himself. And he loves them. And clocks good times on tight courses. Note that some ski manufacturers offer SL skis in the length of 160. Kind of an over-long womens ski. I would not suggest the real thing in the length of 165.

post #8 of 10

I am using a pair of 165 volkl racetiger SL's. 

post #9 of 10

I bought the Dynastar Omeglass Ti, which has one sheet of metal, instead of the WC, which has two.

 

Definitely cheaper, gives up something at the top end but more versatile outside the gates.

post #10 of 10

+1 for the 155 adult SL

It's stiffer than a Jr ski, but not as crazy as a full on 165cm one.  
 

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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post

 

 

yes, I would suggest  the 155.  I think you will find it offers more capability for you longer term than the junior ski. 

 

If you are interested I have a 2010 155 D2 available since I have switched over to 165 this year
 

 



 

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