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Trying the opposite of last year/ volkl racetiger

post #1 of 6
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Last year I bought powder skis, basically for two days (great days) of powder. My boss blames the drought on me haha. Anyway I also picked up some volkl P40 F1 193's mid season and I love them, they're a blast. I would however like a second set of race sticks just for fun and found a good deal on a pair of flat race stock racetigers. 

My questions are

How stiff are the racetigers, they are 193's and 27 radius. I'm 6', 205 lbs, a strong skier and I love laying the skis over at speed. 

How much better than my old F1's will they be, or will they be the same? (its okay if they are, then the f1's can be for marginal conditions (still no rocks) and these will be for good but hard conditions). 

Should I plate them? (F1's are plated)

 

Hopefully I can buy them and reverse the pattern th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #2 of 6

Not a lot of experience with Volkl but, the racetigers should be a bit stiffer and heavier than the P40, if you ski at level >3 you should have no problem with them. I suggest you demo them first just to make sure, 27m is not impossible to ski but it's getting pretty long.
 

And yes you will need a plate, marker piston plate to be specific, with marker comp bindings.

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Originally Posted by jzamp View Post

Not a lot of experience with Volkl but, the racetigers should be a bit stiffer and heavier than the P40, if you ski at level >3 you should have no problem with them. I suggest you demo them first just to make sure, 27m is not impossible to ski but it's getting pretty long.
 

And yes you will need a plate, marker piston plate to be specific, with marker comp bindings.

My p40's are 27 as well and I love them. Thanks for the tip on the plate, I'll look for the marker goods. 

post #4 of 6

than you should have no problem at all! let us know how it works out... smile.gif

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After seeing the marker comp/piston plate prices. I think i'll find another plate for cheaper since that setup would be about 4x the price of the ski. I'm not racing on them except for a nastar event here and there so I necessarily "need" the best binding plate setup on them. I have a friend who is a former racer who could hook me up with a plate/bindings as well, I might go that route. Any tips for waxing them the first time? Should I use a dedicated prep wax or just whatever wax I can get my hands on? How many layers of wax should I add? One for prep and one for conditions or should I put more work into them? As I mentioned these are just for recreation.

post #6 of 6

I suggest the piston because that's the factory set up, i knew there were a couple of guys selling used ones on here... might wanna check that out. But it def not mandatory to use that one...
 

As far as wax if these are recreational I would just use a good wax for base, and then touch it up whenever you need it.

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