Been skiing mine quite a bit lately. Right now I'm one hole on the plate forward. Doesn't seem much different, maybe don't have to get as forward. I agree about the speed, faster is where they really shine!! They have taken my level of skiing up by more than one notch. I haven't skied any other slaloms to compare, but everytime I think maybe I should, I ski mine and wonder why would you want to. These skis will ski anything other than deep snow that I ski and do it very well.
I had the WC SL Ti 170 last year and they had a small cosmetic blem in the top sheet. After the season I called Head and was told to ship them back. They called me and said I would have to wait for the new 2002-2003 production line and they would be sending me the iSL 170. Just like they promised I got a new iSL!! Score one for Head skis!!
Some of the reviews I read said the WC SL Ti was better, I disagree. I can ski it slow boot to boot, I can hypercarve slow or fast (a real blast), or I can put them hip width apart rip down the hill rocking my knees back and forth and carve very tight slalom turns. I don't know what their speed limit is, but I haven't found it. I am not a great skier, but these skis have taken me to a new level with alot more confidence. They have also got me wearing my helmet all the time!! It's like they keep getting me to test my ability and try more. I can't say enough good about it. It must be some kind of secret because nobody where I ski has the Head slalom.
I'm sure there are many great slalom skis out there!! In my opinion this is a excellent one. Would like to try it in a 160 just for grins. By the way I'm 5'11, 225, 55yrs and the 170 is a great length.
[ January 07, 2003, 08:28 PM: Message edited by: naht ]