Its time to start thinking of next years gear. Anything new and exiting in sight? I need new SL and GS skis because my current ones are two seasons old already with lots of races behind them.
For the SL skis I have pretty much opted for a very soft pair of new 165cm sticks. I feel that Im incapable of bending the stiff skis Im on now arround those tight turns on todays tracks. Women and Jr seem to have a much easier task with their shorter and softer skis. Im on Völkl now but Rossignol and Atomic seem to be the ones favored by racers both locally and in the WC. Also Elan has brought out a new ski and people rave over the ever so expensive Stöcklies. Nordica is also looking good. Head not so much in SL. In my case its eather sticking with Völkl or changing to Atomic. The new Atomic is supposed to be a sandwich ski with a new Marker clone binding/plate combo.
GS is more difficult. Im now thinking I need a pair of R15 for club races and R23 for national races. I have a bunch of R27 - R30 skis that I have hardly ever used due to the big turn radius. Here I have no clue as to what brand to look for. Rossignol and Fischers are bringing devoted Masters skis on the market.