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BetaRace 9.16 vs Volkl P50 SL Carver?

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I have a pair of '99-'00 BetaRace 9.20's in 180cm. I love them. But, I think I might also want something a little quicker from edge-to-edge that can still do the big arc carving thing at speed. I'm thinking of BetaRace 9.16's or Volkl P50 Slalom Carvers in 170cm. I ski (level 8-9) in the East on steep (often icy) groomers – stay out of the mogul fields most of the time and don't see much (if any) fresh powder. Can anyone offer up a comparison of these two, especially in relation to the skis I have (and love) now? Thanks! Happy New Year!

(AC/Dave - Feel free to move this if you think I put it in the wrong place.)
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
No responses? OK, well I guess I'LL have to demo both and let YOU guys know - stay tuned!
post #3 of 6
Tominator, I've actually skied all three of those last year at Wachusett. Liked the 9.20's (180), didn't care for the Volkl's (170), but really liked the 9.16's (170). Another to definitely try are the Head sl world cups in a 170. I felt as though I had to REALLY fly to get anything out of the volkls, but the 9.16 and the Head sl's really made me feel comfortable. The Head was slightly wider footprint and a little more stable at slower speeds, the atomic didn't budge over the blue ice at any speed. The 9.20 I only made a couple of runs on along with the volklp40 platinum to rule that type of ski out. Now I'm looking more towards the new 10.16, but haven't been able to demo. Hopefully soon. I do believe, after reading your post, that the shorty carvers make our local small mountains more fun. (Alot more work too)
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What's the 10.16?
post #5 of 6
Tominator,
Have you tried the P50 *Platinum* Energy..?
More forgiving but talk about a sweet riding/turning/edge-to-edge board..
(Of course let it be known...this was the FIRST! Volkl I've EVER been on!!!..2002!..and I'm on my first Volkls

alias Steve
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Thread Starter 
Will keep the 180 Beta Race 9.20's for at least this season (and for rock skis after that), but will demo as many different 'super-slaloms' as I can (Atomic, Head, Fischer, Blizzard, Volkl, Rossignol) in 170 or so when I get the chance. I'll let you you Bears know my impressions when the time comes!
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