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Atomic redster Edge, Temper TI, Head Supershape I

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Thread Starter 

I need a eastern front side piste ski for a second ski. I have the Kendo 177. I want a quick turner for our small hills in Ohio, New York and PA. I want to be able to make quick turns, be stable at high speeds and long turns. I don't want the ski to dictate the turn. I am thinking of buying a Volkl L to do the job but the write ups on the above skis are more exciting. I will not be able to demo and now is the time to buy. The ski needs to be easy to work. 

 

Me, a 9 on Piste, 7 off but I always stay on groomers. 185lbs, 66 years young. High Speed Junkie wanting a Eastern goomer ski I can dance on. 

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Head supershape rally with a 1/3 tune. Or a shorter cheater GS ski. One of those two should work
post #3 of 24
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I thought the titan was a little stronger than the Raleigh on groom slopes why do you pick the rally
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Head supershape rally with a 1/3 tune. Or a shorter cheater GS ski. One of those two should work
post #4 of 24
Shorter turn radius, a bit more of a pure 'carver', yet still makes a variety of turn shapes. Honestly, if I lived where you do, I'd have a pair of FIS SL skis.

Don't get me wrong. I ski a pair of Titans quite a bit. It'd be the first choice of what I own for a trip to the Midwest.
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yes I hear you on the FIS SL but I think I'm a little too old to working that hard. Which one can I add some long turns at warp speed
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Any cheater GS will work... The Nordica GSR EDT (lovely ski BTW),the Head ski (also very very nice!) wc rebel iSpeed. When I hauled a pair of Titans back this past December, the hill was small so I never came close to terminal velocity. Had a lot of fun though! All skiing is good skiing!
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how was the Titan on the small hills
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Great! 

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^^^ I think you'll enjoy the Rally more. It's happier, apparently, at a range of speeds and styles. Ot think about the Magnum, which will have a touch more bite, be a touch quicker. The Titan would be mostly untapped potential for midwestern groomers. If you want a real rec race ski, stay with a SL; you don't need a cheater GS capable of hitting 70 mph on a hill with 500 ft of vert. 

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 I agree with the Rally thoughts.

post #11 of 24
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are you calling the Magnum Rally and titan SL skis?
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Anyone know if next years Rally is changed at all?

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No. They are not SL skis. Next year's Rally has some new graphic technology... the innards are the same.

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No. They are not SL skis. Next year's Rally has some new graphic technology... the innards are the same.

hmmm....they glow in the dark? I take it they cleaned the black paint out of the design computer?

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hmmm....they glow in the dark? I take it they cleaned the black paint out of the design computer?

Still lots o black... They got a single racing stripe.
post #16 of 24
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anyone know where I can buy this year's model and save some money
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anyone know where I can buy this year's model and save some money

Head is sold out. You'll have to see if any retailers have anything in stock. There should be demo fleet skis around as well.
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yes I hear you on the FIS SL but I think I'm a little too old to working that hard. Which one can I add some long turns at warp speed

The head i.supershape speed or the Elan Ripstick are nice ripper but not too demanding... 2 notchs over, there is the Head rebel i.speed...

Another fun ripper is the Blizzard G-Power that is also 75 mm underfoot compared to the above that are 66-68 for the head and 70mm for the elan...

 

Except maybe for the rebel, they are all easy to work...

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anyone know where I can buy this year's model and save some money

There are definitely stores that have them. However, they're about 900 with binding, so not huge deals. Maybe later for leftovers. It's one of those skis that keeps selling as the season goes on. At least in the east.

post #20 of 24
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Head is sold out. You'll have to see if any retailers have anything in stock. There should be demo fleet skis around as well.

PM @Philpug he's at StartHaus in Ca.. and they carry the Head Rally> Phil did a very positive review on them and there's a recent thread stating Start Haus has just started a very good spring sale.

post #21 of 24

Spy Photo 2015 Head Rally. Looks better in person with the techno graphics in the orange and Head logos.

(This Australian Model sold upside down ;))

 

post #22 of 24
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those are beautiful but they look a little soft
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Spy Photo 2015 Head Rally. Looks better in person with the techno graphics in the orange and Head logos.
(This Australian Model sold upside down wink.gif )


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those are beautiful but they look a little soft

Yes but you can't see inside of KERS.
 

post #24 of 24
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Head supershape rally with a 1/3 tune. Or a shorter cheater GS ski. One of those two should work

Totally agreed, a cheater GS in a 16M to 19M radius are a riot on the hard pack groomers of the midwest.  @ 185 lbs. I'd be looking at the 175CM range + or - 5cm.

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