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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by MEfree30 View Post,

So do I have more of a choice if I go with consumer SL skis?

 

Another question about my big - When it comes to DIN setting, I chart at a lower DIN than an identical skier with a smaller foot.  I assume that the theory behind this is that the bigger foot is spreading the torque out over a bigger area.  Does anyone have an opinion on how this might relate to the flex ski I should be on?  Assuming I have my weight spread out equally across my foot, then I am putting less pressure per inch than a comparable skier with a smaller foot.

 

Just a quick thought with respect to mounting bindings and large ski boot sizes. I had a pair of Blizzard Mag SL, the detuned version and mounted my 335 boots on them. Those skis are not thick in the area where the binding screws are placed, so it is very easy to push through the base or have some delamination caused by screws pushing against the base. So make sure your skis have some depth were the mounting goes or better yet a plate attached to the ski and have the bindings screwed to the plate.  fYou probably want a riser plate anyway.

 

Interesting thread for a small-mountain, eastern skier who muses about spending time on a SL.

post #32 of 43

Yes it is about the torque and how it is measured.  A small boot would have a higher setting than a larger boot given same size and wt of skier.

post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by MEfree30 View Post

So do I have more of a choice if I go with consumer SL skis?

 

Another question about my big feet- When it comes to DIN setting, I chart at a lower DIN than an identical skier with a smaller foot.  I assume that the theory behind this is that the bigger foot is spreading the torque out over a bigger area.  Does anyone have an opinion on how this might relate to the flex ski I should be on?  Assuming I have my weight spread out equally across my foot, then I am putting less pressure per inch than a comparable skier with a smaller foot.

probably less of a choice with consumer slaloms as many of them use a system binding rather than a proper race plate with a "real" smile.gif binding as you find on the race stock. Not certin but I suspect very few of these extend to 343.   In some cases the plate may be the same as the race stock (head IIRC), other cases a different plate for a different binding (e.g. Atomic used to use the PB plate with a Neox binding on teh consumer version and a WC or race plate with a race binding on the race stock).   Of course you can always start swapping out plates but that gets expensive and doesnt necessarily work too well.  You can also do some Frankenstein mods - I have a pair of D2 slalom rock skis that I have mounted with Solly 914s! but again not something I advise  That is the great beauty of the Fischer/head plate which is undrilled and will take most bindings you would want to mount.    I will check when I get home at the weekend on what teh max settings are on Atomic/salomon/dynastar/marker plates and update

post #34 of 43
The atomic redster handled my 339 boots, so may be able to handle yours too.
post #35 of 43

hi guys (and girls?)

 

any idea where/if a pr of 165's (redster d2 sl non-fis) could be found right now?  radius = 11.5m

 

thx, cheers

post #36 of 43

Maybe Start Haus?

post #37 of 43

We only have the FIS models, sorry. 

post #38 of 43
Im currently on Völkl race stock 165cm SLskis. The real thing. Im a big guy and a masters racer but I can reccomend this ski to anyone interested in a high performance ski. Just demoed the 2014 model and had lots of people try it. Men, women and jr's. They all loved it. Also, you really cant beat the Marker Pistonplate and Race 20 combo. Its sucha big part of the skis performance and function. My 335mm boot adjusts nicely to any size in a few seconds with a powered screwdriver. Not bad for a top of the line race ski. You can go shorter if you want but my 11y old son is skiing on the 150cm jr race model. I do not reccomend this ski to an adult. A high performance SL WC RS ski is never forgiving. You just need to get used to it. And remember that its all about the tuning. Thats why people get blown away when they demo my skis. I have the bases race tuned to.5 deg and wax and tune the base and edges after every session. I like the Völkl sl model they sell in the shops but the binding plate combo is crapola. They need the pitonplate/R20 upgrade and that is expensive so get the real thing if you can. I need to order mine before 12.4.
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by jzmtl View Post

The atomic redster handled my 339 boots, so may be able to handle yours too.

The Atomic binding took my 335 no problem but I might have had to slide the binding as far forward as possible. IMO the Atomic bindings are too far back and therefore people with big feet are not getting a good setup.
post #40 of 43

thx guys for the input

i should maybe take 1 or 2 steps back at this point before i rush into a purchase

i'll research volkl (and other) race stock lines too

post #41 of 43

I usually ski an Atomic D2 SL (retail ski) and in it a great ski, but I tried a pair of 2014 Rossi WC SLs and Blizzard WC SLs during a race demo day and immediately liked the Rossi (or Dynastar as the case may be) and it took a few runs to get the groove of the Blizzards because they are require a bit more effort to initate. Anyways, I (45, 165lbs, Advanced) may hang onto a pair of my son's Omeglass WC SLs at the end of this season since he'll probably be going to all new skis next year. Not sure they would be an "all-day" ski but when you are on them, they are a lot of fun. Either way, I will still have a pair off 155's and 1 or 2 pairs of 165 Dynastars to sell.

 

 

ZG.

post #42 of 43

thx zero

 

i'll get a few more skiing days in this yr and try and do some demo'ing.  i'll keep you + your dynastars in mind

post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by ChuckT View Post

Asogear in Canada currently has Atomic 2012 D2 SL Womens in 158 cm and Dynastar 2011 Speed Omeglass WC in 155 cm available. Does anyone has experience with either or both of these skis? TIA.
I own the 2011 dynastar WC SLs in 155 cm. good race skis for making tight turns but definitely not the best recreational slalom skis--they are just too short for me. They are my first and will probably be my last sub 160cm skis.

Get 160 or 165 cm cheater SL skis.
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