|Originally posted by CafeDelMar81:
How would you compare this to the 5 star? Ive heard the 6 star is not as much of an all mountain ski and doesnt fare too well in bumps. I've also heard its alot more demanding than the already pretty demanding 5 star. Is there any truth to these claims? Is there any one out the who has skied both and can give an honest and full comparison of the 2 skis?
For better or worse, much of this I have posted in other threads: http://www.epicski.com/cgi-bin/ultim...c;f=7;t=000336
No, there is no truth to the 6 Star being a more demanding ski than the 5 Star. I have skied both the 5 & 6 Star models back-to-back in the 168 size. And, just to clear up any confusion & pick a small nit, the dimensions
of the 5 Star and 6 Star are
the same, but their shapes are not
the same - they come out of different molds. Now you ask "so what's the diference?" and I answer "Sorry, I don't know."
, I think you'll find that both of them are equal in their performance - or, should I say, in their demand for you to perform. Just in case you're curious, on a scale from one to ten - one being groomed and ten being powder - the 5 Stars are approximately a 4 1/2; this according to Volkl. The two sheets of Titanal in the 5 Star make for a quieter, more damp ski and the metal content will make for a better crud ski. The 6 Star, devoid of metal laminates, will be a livelier, snappier ski and a better choice in the bumps. As for their all mountain qualities, I believe them to be equal in their ultimate performance. But, the 5 Star and 6 Star, being of different constuction, will cause people to seek out one or the other for their perceived superiority in a relatively small performance spectrum. Now, how's that for mumbo-jumbo? [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
If you find the 5 Star to be a demanding ski and you want an all mountain ski from Volkl, might I suggest the Vertigo G3/Vertigo Motion or maybe next year's 7/24 Pro or 7/24 AX3. The 7/24 Pro will knock your socks off - just ask altagirl
. I hope I've answered some of your questions; but, if I have not, please send a PM and I will do what I can to help you find your way to Nirvana. Once you settle-up on your bar-tab of course.
Why are you selling your 5 Stars?
IG[ March 14, 2003, 11:30 PM: Message edited by: Inspector Gadget ]