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Race stock vs Regular store version? How do you know what you are buying? Specifically Volkl racetigers.

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I have been looking around at some new race skis (beer league). I have always raced Volkl in high school and college. Quit racing for many years and just got back into it last season on a whim. Great fun! 

Anyway, I have been looking at 2011 Volkl Racetiger GSR Mens WC. I am just confused about Race stock and what is not. 

Some clarification would be appreciated. 


Thanks.

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Sometimes the only difference is the sidecut and top sheet. The Racetiger Speedwall is the consumer version with the system binding and different sidecut and the Racetiger Speedwall GSR WC meets WC regulations but the construction of the skis are the same.

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Also with volkl, it's pretty easy to tell from the plate.

 

The consumer version has a system plate / often binding, whereas the stock version will either come flat or with a marker piston plate

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Volkl's race stock will usually come flat, without a plate.  The race stock version will also have an all black base, as opposed to the speedwalls, whose base at the tips is white with their "race tiger" design in the p-tex 5-6 inches from the tip

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Thanks people!

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Originally Posted by bruins14sammy View Post

Also with volkl, it's pretty easy to tell from the plate.

 

The consumer version has a system plate / often binding, whereas the stock version will either come flat or with a marker piston plate

  

Correct.  For 2013 Volkl has finally moved to fitting a marker piston plate as standard on their race stock skis

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