Hey, can I resurrect this thread to ask a question about the Rally. My shop doesn't demo them (just the Titan) so I have to go by reports.
I had the original Supershapes in 170cm from several years ago and loved them as a front-side ski on my local mountain (mostly blue cruiser ) but found I could still trees and bumps with them.
I've been on a quest for the perfect all mountain ski but haven't found anything I've fallen in love with after demoing about a dozen skis. I bought the Head Rev 80 Pro in 177cm a couple years ago in hopes of getting something a bit more all-mountain than the Supershapes but never really liked them. I think they just ski too big for me and I should have bought the 170. So now I'm thinking I should get front-side ski and then in a year or two get something wider and bigger for powder and crud.
I like that the original Supershape was turny and carved great but that you could lay off it and cruise as well. I liked it's grip. I never liked the grip on the Rev80Pro. Either it comes from the factory with too much bevel or there is something else about it I just don't like with respect to the edges. I'm also not crazy about the early rise. I've demoed tip/tail rocker skis I don't mind but there's something about tip rise that just feels weird to me. The Rev80Pro in 177cm has been too much ski for me in a lot of condition. I know another skier who bought it in 170cm who's my size and says that would have been the right length. The only time I do like them is doing cruising GS turns in softer gloppy snow.
So if I liked the original Supershape in the 170 would the Rally be the best choice in the new models? And in 170cm? How would they compare to each other?
And should I consider the others? I don't know if I'll get a chance to get back to my home mountain to demo the Magnums.
PSIA Alpine LII
Not is strong fit as when I was younger but still reasonably active.
Ski 30-40 days a year.
Current ski: Nordica HotRod Modified 170cm 74mm waist R around 15-16m These things are getting old but I really like them. They aren't quite enough ski when I get going fast but are pretty darn versatile and good for pretty "ski instructor" stuff. I'd like something that's about 10-15% more ski than this but don't want to be overskied.