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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I need to buy new race skis for both of my kids this season.  Lots of good deals out there now.  Both of my kids are very good and results show it but they are both really light and I am a firm believer in technique over results.  I want to get them into a ski that they can flex and carve.  I know Nordica well and the SLj is a good ski that the kids can carve...wondering if the Blizzard junior SL skis have the same flex, if not the same ski, considering the relationship between the two divisions of Tecnica.  I know Blizzard has an intermediate ski but I am talking about the 125 to 135 range.

 

Thanks...

post #2 of 14

The race skis are identical. 

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

OK...so that took you at least 27 minutes to get back to me...what's the deal?  Obviously kidding...

 

Huge thank you and I really appreciate it...

 

Having skied on Dobermann SLR for the last four years and now on Blizzard Mag SL...are they the same as well?  What I mean is since the juniors are the same, are the adult, commercial race skis the same as well?

 

My Blizzards feel stiffer but I skied the crap out of my Dobermanns and maybe softened them up...or different years account for the diff.  2006 versus 2010

 

Anyway, thanks so much...really appreciate it.

post #4 of 14

What sizes are you looking for, we have a few of 2012 race skis left over in both Nordica and Blizzard. 

 

The current adult Blizzard and Nordica race skis are also identical with the exception of the GS skis with the beams, that is where there is a slight difference in design, in Nordica's EDT and Blizzards Suspension designs. 

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

I have many pairs of race skis now, but I'm a sucker for more....on skis six days a week in the Winter.

 

What is your shop?  Are you online?  I like supporting supporters of this site.

 

By the way, I skied the Spitfire EDTs and although I like a straight up racing ski, these skis are very nice.

 

Let me know where I can find you guys.

 

 

post #6 of 14

+1  - as phil indicated the race skis from the tecnica group are seperated by cosmetics in the current models. the financial common sense to blend the design and production of nordica and blizzzard racing has only taken place in the last few years. the nordica FIS sl ski from 2006 is not like the skis being produced from 2010 forward.

 

this is the same situation that rossignol and dynastar have found themselves in. to realize profit in the current race climate, is does not make sense to compete against other brands in your group. rossi and dynastar both have good race brand equity in their products. it is easier for them to benefit from that brand equity by only investing in one set of engineers, designers, materials aquisition, and production facility on the race side of the business.

 

jim

post #7 of 14

 

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Originally Posted by hexagenia View Post

I have many pairs of race skis now, but I'm a sucker for more....on skis six days a week in the Winter.

 

What is your shop?  Are you online?  I like supporting supporters of this site.

 

By the way, I skied the Spitfire EDTs and although I like a straight up racing ski, these skis are very nice.

 

Let me know where I can find you guys.

 

 

 

www.starthaus.com or better, call me 530-582-5781 We have better deals than what we are allowed to advertise.

post #8 of 14

Do you still have any leftover Nordica skis?

 

Looking for a 2012/2013 165 SL

 

(I have some Marker Comp20 bindings)

 

Thanks

Jim

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by steeps View Post
 

Do you still have any leftover Nordica skis?

 

Looking for a 2012/2013 165 SL

 

(I have some Marker Comp20 bindings)

 

Thanks

Jim

 

You'll have better luck either sending Phil a PM or just pick up your phone and call.  He might not see your post, especially since this thread is over a year old.

post #10 of 14
Is there anyone that can tell me what year and model this pair of skis are.I do know blizzard special racing is about all thsts on them 170 and there are,other numbers..im trying to find out value to sell I have boots as well
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by kidzmom15 View Post

Is there anyone that can tell me what year and model this pair of skis are.I do know blizzard special racing is about all thsts on them 170 and there are,other numbers..im trying to find out value to sell I have boots as well

Pics?

post #12 of 14

Just curious for the up coming Ski season, Son is a very good skier and has picked it up very well, this will be his 3rd year and he wants to Race like dad did back in high school and college. LOL ;) Looking for a good Multi-Event beginner Race Ski thats good and Fast. Currently he is 80 lbs and about 5 foot, and he uses a Nordica Doberman Race boot, and he is currently on a older pair of Atomic Izor 9.7 ski. Looking for a decent set of racing skis that won't break the bank that are good and fast! Looking for any suggestions, a Pro night is coming up in  a few days. 

 

Looking at Nordica/Atomic/Rossignol/Fisher/Blizzard 

 

Thanks for any help! 


Gar

post #13 of 14

Both Rossi/Dynastar and Head have very good junior multi event skis. Size them about eye level. I suggest the Rossignol Axium70 Pro binding, it is a solid 7 DIN binding that has a lifter so it gives him a bit of leverage but is not as heavy or blocky as some of the pre installed race plates. 

post #14 of 14

+1

 

My son had great luck with the Rossignol multi-event ski last year (for sale but too short for the OP) and the Head's worked well before that.  These are both easy to bend and carve skis and great learning tools IMHO.

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