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Trying to I.D. a pair of Atomic D2 VF skis from the graphics.

post #1 of 13
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Hi:

I am trying to purchase a pair of Atomic D2 VF GS skis 174cm. Tried out several times at Whistler and just loved them. I am expert category, ex racer from NZ many years ago ... :) Will be spending this season at Sun Peaks doing as much racing as possible - with the old farts, as that is what I am. The skis I tried were green and was told the skis I am buying are the same. The attached photos is what they wish to sell me. Can anyone I.D. them from the graphics in the attached photos for me please. Yes, the red ones in the middle. Thanks very much for any help I receive.  Cheers,  Russell1000

post #2 of 13

Those don't look like the Atomics I've seen but then, they may have different graphics for special editions, or in a different country.  

I've tagged a few versions on the right side of the page if you want to look at comparisons. 

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Maybe a little clarity on my behalf .... The year would be good, but are they GS or SL and advanced or expert.

Cheers,  Russell

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks TrekChick - but where will I find the tags. Guess I am tag challenged ... :)

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

silly billy Russell - just found them Thnx

post #6 of 13

 the 2011 version of theseskis were greeny yellow  not red  BTW

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanx Lilywhite for the response. Not trying to confuse the issue by posting in different. That may be an interpretation of the event, but I am not trying to confuse the issue.

I have an option on the skis with graphics indicated. I was (am) after a pair of Atomic D2 VF GS skis. The pair(s) I tried in Whistler were green.

The company offered the same ski, same colour. Turned out to be black with red graphic. I question what they are. Because I don't know. No other reason. Pure lack of knowledge.

I haven't seen the graphics shown in the photo anywhere (and I have researched the web pretty extensively) so how do I now what they are?

Hence my question:

Can anyone help in identifying the shown skis.

2011, 2012? earlier?

GS or SL?

Advanced or expert skier?

If anyone can match the graphic to a specified ski, I would be quite chuffed.

Thanks for your input and help ... :) cheers, Russell

post #8 of 13

Those are not "race" skis; they are generic frontside carving skis.

post #9 of 13

The pair in your photo is a 2009/2010 D2 VF75. The D2 VF75 from other seasons do have green graphics. 

 

As PBB said - they are not race skis.

Are you aure you want GS race skis?

post #10 of 13

D2 GS is similar to the VF70. The picture in the original post is a VF75, which is a intermediate ski.

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

Betaracer: Thanks very much for the feedback. I am after the advanced version, but trying to pick up last years model.

Tried the greens out at Whistler and they are bloody marvellous.

Again, Thanks for the response

King Grump, no I don't want a race ski. They will be too hard on these old legs. Just the expert D2 GS ski.

Thanks also for your feedback.

post #12 of 13

Usually, the GS designation in the name of a pair of ski denote "race" skis. If you want a pair of fast running D2 - try the VF82 from last year. I don't think they are available as a 2013  model. You can go so fast on these, the air flow will stretch your smile from ear to ear. Guaranteed.    

post #13 of 13
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Cheers KingGrump.

Have just found a pair of ex demo's at a very good price in Whistler. 300 skins.

That is for the VF82.

Just heard that the Masters race training maybe back on in Sun Peaks so really stoked.

cheers,   Russell

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