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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post


Epic, I know the slaloms are the same (I raced on the blizzard last year and the nordi this year and they are definitely the same ski ) but I understood there was some differences in the GS skis?


I don't know if they are exactly alike, but I can't tell a difference looking at them.

post #62 of 78

... but back to the FA 84 EDT... it's still a rippin good stick even compared to all the newest latest. :)

post #63 of 78
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Let me get my list for next year demo... R-T-M-8-1...Check!biggrin.gif

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Check , if you are a steel lover . Me I think Volkl is trying an assault on the beautiful sport of skiing with this steel affair.
post #64 of 78
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Check , if you are a steel lover . Me I think Volkl is trying an assault on the beautiful sport of skiing with this steel affair.

It's a "steel"! :D

post #65 of 78
The pinnacle of German (all mountain) engineering , made of steel , made in Germany - ya hooooo ! Enjoy ! " Bonne glisse !"
post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
 

good thread as I want to add a carver. I am most likely going to add a Head ISL RD but not sure if I'll end up wanting something a little more versatile with similar (I know it won't be the same) carving prowess.  The S8 is really a top contender but the real questions 174 or 167?  with many of skis in this class, the length can really change the ski

I'm 5'11" and currently 170lbs. I skied the S8 in a 174 and it felt right.

 

Conversely, I skied the 810Ti this season in a 167 and found it to be a little short.

post #67 of 78

@dookey67  thanks for the info.  Appreciated.  

post #68 of 78
Titanal is an Aluminum alloy. It has no titanium in it. Yes no titanium. There's a bunch of skis now saying they have titanium. If so, I would assume it's actual titanium.

Titanal is a brand name of aluminum with approximately:
Copper: 1.7%; Magnesium: 2.5%; Zinc 7%: Zirconium: 0.1%

https://www.amag.at/fileadmin/user_upload/amag/Downloads/AluReport/EN/AR-2009-3-EN-AR_3_09_EN_Sports.pdf
post #69 of 78
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So you're saying they won't make cool white sparks if we grind them up? Bummer.

post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Titanal is an Aluminum alloy. It has no titanium in it. Yes no titanium. There's a bunch of skis now saying they have titanium. If so, I would assume it's actual titanium.

Titanal is a brand name of aluminum with approximately:
Copper: 1.7%; Magnesium: 2.5%; Zinc 7%: Zirconium: 0.1%

https://www.amag.at/fileadmin/user_upload/amag/Downloads/AluReport/EN/AR-2009-3-EN-AR_3_09_EN_Sports.pdf


I've heard they sometimes add a little pinch of salt...

post #71 of 78

The whole idea of making   skis ( like the 86 for example)  very stiff  by adding   tons of  titanium or titanal  or steel or whatever, looks very suspicious to me. The ski must be able to bend nicely into the arc  and not to fight with  you. That's why  I don't like Volkl very much .

post #72 of 78
Titanal doesn't make it stiff but stiff skis often have Titanal. Volkl has a recurring problem in that they take a successful ski then make it too stiff. Whether thus is the case here I don't know.
post #73 of 78

The new RTM 84 didn't strike me as stiff. 

post #74 of 78
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The new RTM 84 didn't strike me as stiff. 

Nope if you want too stiff you can get the 86.
post #75 of 78

Titanal doesn't make a ski stiff instantly...but damp:yes... 

 

Take the Steadfast for example, we can say it is in the stiff side: no metal...

 

The wood core has something to do in the equation...Another example: the freeride  Blizzard collection... Bonafide,Brahma and Latigo all have 2 1/2 sheets of titanal but the Latigo has a way softer flex than the Brahma and Bonafide due to the change in wood core: The Latigo is all poplar and the other 2 are a mix of poplar,bamboo and paulownia...

post #76 of 78
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Titanal is an Aluminum alloy. It has no titanium in it. Yes no titanium. There's a bunch of skis now saying they have titanium. If so, I would assume it's actual titanium.

Titanal is a brand name of aluminum with approximately:
Copper: 1.7%; Magnesium: 2.5%; Zinc 7%: Zirconium: 0.1%

https://www.amag.at/fileadmin/user_upload/amag/Downloads/AluReport/EN/AR-2009-3-EN-AR_3_09_EN_Sports.pdf


I've heard they sometimes add a little pinch of salt...

actually, Nutmeg. 

post #77 of 78
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actually, Nutmeg. 


Only in Connecticut.

post #78 of 78
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actually, Nutmeg. 

:)

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