I'll paraphrase, but according to the Volkl Reference Manual the two most important things in choosing one of their skis are:
1) What conditions do you want your ski to excel in?
2) How fast do you ski?
(Elementary enough, I know.)
This is followed by a grid: higher ability at the top; mostly
groomed left; mostly powder right; lesser ability bottom.
The T50 Supersport 5 Star - now that's a mouthful - is on a performance level with the P50 Motion, Vertigo G4 and V Explosive; all of which, by the way, are a performance step below the P50 Giant Slalom and P50 Slalom Carver. The 5 Star is positioned just left of center, toward mostly goomed.
The next level down contains the P50 Platinum, V Legend and V Pro.
Below these three skis, and on a level all its own is the Vertigo G3/Vertigo Motion. The G3/Vertigo Motion is dead center 50/50 groomed and powder. Unless you are anti-Marker, I would opt for the Vertigo Motion.
Finally, Volkl grid aside, the 5 Star is the higher performance ski of the two. The Vertigo/G3 is wider under foot for better floatation and more forgiving of your skiing transgretions [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img] .
I hope this helps you in your decision making process. I'd keep writing, but I don't use all ten digits and I don't have all night. Let me know if I can do anything else.
PS. It's snowing in Utah this evening