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post #121 of 133

That was the deciding factor. On hard ice, the Volkl's had better grip and... Wildcat was pretty much a giant lump of ice all through January. Got a powder-ish day on Sunday and they did great in that too.

post #122 of 133

The best performance ski.Here you can find the new Head skis 2016.Thumbs Up 

post #123 of 133
IMHO, It's well worth anyone's while to tune the supershape skis to .5/3 ~ 1/3 for better hard snow performance, particularly the Titan (1/3... chances are you chose these to be used for both on and off piste). YMMV smile.gif
post #124 of 133

I have try all the supershape skis and they all are very good. Speed and Magnum are better on piste and Rally,Titan are for on-off piste.

post #125 of 133

Hey There,

 

great feedback!

 

Looking to get a new ski myself,

I'm a Level 2 ski instructor and looking to do my level 3.

I have my eyes set on the Head I.rally. Not sure if i should get the 170 or 177.

I'm 6'6 and weigh 200-210 lbs.

 

Any recommendations would be great! 

 

Thanks

 

F

post #126 of 133
177 without a doubt.
post #127 of 133

Old thread but seeing as it has been continuously topped, thought this was the best place to ask for some sizing input on the Rally.

 

Settled on the Rally as the hard snow end of a three ski quiver.  I wasn't able to find any demo opportunities so I have to just pick a size.

 

Deciding between the 170 and 177.  I typically ski on skis in the 176 area.

 

5'9", 185ish, level 7/8 skier.

 

Muchos gracias.

post #128 of 133
You could go either 170 or 177.
Where do you ski?
post #129 of 133
East coast - Sugarbush, Stowe and Cannon mostly.
post #130 of 133
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East coast - Sugarbush, Stowe and Cannon mostly.
Well the answer remains the same. By where I also meant how-what trails,type of turns. What skis are you on now, how do you like them, what length.
You want me to throw a dart and guess -177. A couple of ago i'd have said 170 for where you are.
post #131 of 133

I ski the whole mountain but these skis will be on trail/groomer oriented.  I am not trying to go into the woods, fresh snow or use them as a "one ski quiver", but they may see bumps or some crud as I do like to hit ungroomed trails even when there's not fresh snow.  I like steeps but my kid is just starting to ski so I assume I will spent slightly more time on tamer portions of the mountain this year than I have in the past. Versatility in turn shape is more important to me than excellence at any particular turn size -- especially on groomers I like to vary turn shapes (and speed).

 

Right now I am on Atomic Vantage 90s in 176 and Head Rev 105s in 181.  I previously had Blizzard Magnum 8.8s in I think it was 173 or 174.  I love the Vantage and have liked the head Rev 105s a lot in their limited use (strictly use them for western trips and real powder days).  The Magnums I liked ok.  Nothing against the ski itself -- it was OK at everything, which is what it was designed to be, but it kind of always gave me the feeling of "I wish I was on something a little more specialized to what I am skiing today".  That's why I settled on the Rally has still having some flexibility -- I don't think I need a real race type ski for my skiing -- but pretty specifically geared to one area.

post #132 of 133
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Deciding between the 170 and 177.  I typically ski on skis in the 176 area.

 

5'9", 185ish, level 7/8 skier.

170.  You'd probably find the 177 too stiff; it is the longest/stiffest in this line.

 

Has anyone compared the original i.Rally (red stripe) with the new 2017 i.Rally (red tail) with the graphene sheet in it?  If I missed it, pls point me to the review.

post #133 of 133
I know two light weight guys on the new 177. One is probably under145 the other less than 160. Both good skiers.
170 would be nice for skiing with the child. Still works all mountain east.This is a popular ski. Surely there's demos between Sugarbush and Cannon.

The new one has more beef which it needed.i haven't skied the new one.
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