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2016 Head - iRally/iRace impressions?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Anyone been able to have time on the iRace or iRally and care to share their observations?

 

Thanks

Stephen

post #2 of 10

The Rally is a 76mm technically biased all maintain ski, the iRace SL (and GS), not sure which one you are referring to, are race oriented skis designed for Masters or recreational racing. Are you sure this is the comparison you are asking for? 

post #3 of 10
Apples and apple sauce.
Not a very appropriate comparison.
Rally is a very forgiving, wide user skill ski. Much lighter in weight and response than the slalom. Surprising in it's range. More finesse oriented but can handle the power on good feet too. Possibly due to KERS.

A slalom ski is more demanding in all areas and rewards as such. It giveth and requireth while rewardeth.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks Togs & Phil..

 

Yep realize that they are not comparible - I was looking for impressions of both so I could picture a way forward. Looking for performance but not have to be 'full on' all the time

 

Re: iRace.. clarify - WC Rebels iRace, wonder if these would be simular (but dfferent) to my Ti Course.

 

thanks for taking the time..

post #5 of 10
More info needed on exactly what you're talking about on the skis you mention. Sidecut, year, length. Plus things like your weight, experience.

I'd recommend trying the Rally. It's near impossible to know what you personally mean by being "on".
The Rally is surprising but may be not what you want. You need to have it for a full day also, not a couple of runs. It will handle more than what you think at first.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Current skis are Dynastar Speed Course Ti 172's 120/72/104 @15m Radius

me - 185 (dripping wet) 6-2 - 57 yrs - advance skier - ski most everything (not a huge bump fan - knees!) eastern seaboard location - ski 35 day per (usually) 

 

Appreciate the feedback.. I realize that the WC Rebels iRace & the iRally are different - just trying to get a handle on the 2 different skis - maybe the iRace would be to demanding and the iRally not so much and at the end of the day leave something on the table 

 

Tog - you meantion that the iRally is surprising - can you quantify?

 

"Full on" - well, maybe better stated as a ski that has a bit of forgiveness so that it doesn't demand that you be perfect to get it to work.

 

Thanks

 

Stephen

post #7 of 10
Well much has been written on the Rally.

Surprising in that it's quite light and flexible yet has good hold at speed. It does not have the power smoothness at speed of probably your Ti courses, but it would probably surprise you. Surprise in that you lay it out there and it holds. I would not give it death grip marks for ice by any means, but respectable. I would guess both of the other skis you mention have better edge grip. Edge grip isn't the whole ball of wax though. (Unless it is for you.)
Personally, I'd like it more if it had a bit more beef to it. I outweigh you by about 20lbs. That ski would probably be like the Kastle Mx83.

Just about anyone could ski a Rally. (Many people should as they're on overly stiff skis.) It has a very wide range.
I never liked the Titan though i only have a few runs on them. To me they're dead. A zombie ski.
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Originally Posted by steveb View Post
 

Current skis are Dynastar Speed Course Ti 172's 120/72/104 @15m Radius

me - 185 (dripping wet) 6-2 - 57 yrs - advance skier - ski most everything (not a huge bump fan - knees!) eastern seaboard location - ski 35 day per (usually) 

 

Appreciate the feedback.. I realize that the WC Rebels iRace & the iRally are different - just trying to get a handle on the 2 different skis - maybe the iRace would be to demanding and the iRally not so much and at the end of the day leave something on the table 

 

Tog - you meantion that the iRally is surprising - can you quantify?

 

"Full on" - well, maybe better stated as a ski that has a bit of forgiveness so that it doesn't demand that you be perfect to get it to work.

 

Thanks

 

Stephen

The 72mm Course Ti was a great ski, much better than the ski that replaced it. Like Tog said the Rally is deceptive..deceptively good, smooth and a list of things. The iRace is a real good ski too, the week spot is the binding plate, it would be better with the real race plate. As far as the Masters skis...The Rossi and Dynastar twins are two of the best because they use the better plates and the shape is real nice too. 

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Tog, thank you.. I'll search out the Kastle to give it a try..

 

Phil.. would you say that the iRace is closer to what I'm use to? smooth at speed? Binding plate problems? pull out?

 

Thx

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by steveb View Post
 

Tog, thank you.. I'll search out the Kastle to give it a try..

 

Phil.. would you say that the iRace is closer to what I'm use to? smooth at speed? Binding plate problems? pull out?

 

Thx

They do loosen up over time. The Dynastar had a unique feel. Try the Head's...doubt you will find a iRace to demo but Rallys should be pretty available. 

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