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yep, I see them.  Don't worry about the length, you should not be comparing the slalom length to GS length.  if you want to race GS successfully this is where you should be starting.  

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yep, I see them.  Don't worry about the length, you should not be comparing the slalom length to GS length.  if you want to race GS successfully this is where you should be starting.  


That is really helpful because I was told to follow the 15-20cm bigger for gs skis. Thanks for all of you help guys, and Scotskier if you still have those 183cm gs skis shoot me your asking price. Thanks guys.

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That is really helpful because I was told to follow the 15-20cm bigger for gs skis. Thanks for all of you help guys, and Scotskier if you still have those 183cm gs skis shoot me your asking price. Thanks guys.

Thumbs Up to Scotskier for solid racing info/help and his slightly used gear deals. 

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Head has their World Cup Rebels i.Speed.  18 m sidecut at the 180 length.  Lengths range from 165 to 185.  Worth a look.

http://shop.head.com/us/ski/skis/race/worldcup-rebels-i-speed-5.html

 

"This high-powered race ski delivers a smooth punch through turns, thanks to the ABS sidewalls. It is also packed with speed, given features like KERS, Intelligence Technology, a Race-structured UHM C base, our hand built Worldcup Sandwich Construction, and the bite of Rebel camber."

I am looking for a "cheater" GS for my club racing (17m or 18m) and am considering a 2014/2015 season pair of these.  I have a pair of Fisher Z17 bindings I would want to use on these if I bought them.  Anyone know if the Z17's would work?

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I am looking for a "cheater" GS for my club racing (17m or 18m) and am considering a 2014/2015 season pair of these.  I have a pair of Fisher Z17 bindings I would want to use on these if I bought them.  Anyone know if the Z17's would work?

Depends what plate is on it . If it is the normal head/Fischer plate - the black plastic one - you are good to go. IIRC it is
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Depends what plate is on it . If it is the normal head/Fischer plate - the black plastic one - you are good to go. IIRC it is

 

Discovered that what I thought were Z17's are Z12's (need better glasses I guess) so that option has gone away.  I did send you another PM asking for your guidance.  Respond anytime you get the chance.  No urgency

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Depends what plate is on it . If it is the normal head/Fischer plate - the black plastic one - you are good to go. IIRC it is


No, i was having a senior moment.  It is not the WC plate, it is the speed plate but it is predrilled for any standard tyrolia/head/fischer binding

post #40 of 41
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I am looking for a gs ski. I live in MN so it cannot have too big of a radius and has to deal with hard snow and ice. Otherwise I would just get the women fis ski. I weigh 150lbs, I am 5'6.5'' and I am a pretty aggressive skier. Also, I am not under any kind of ski specifications. I can get a pair of blizzard gs skis 176cm 21m radius( I think they are a junior skis ), will they be to soft for me. Should I get a pair of cheater gs skis? Would those be to soft? If you guys need any more information just ask. Thanks in advance guys.

 

 

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Im skiing at Afton Alps. Do you think I would fold a 176cm blizzard gs ski. I think it is there "tweener ski"



If you are on a 300-400' vertical hill a 18m to 20M cheater or 21m to 23m GS ski is about right, it really depends on your strength and the ski.  I'm 180 lbs and 6' tall and have a blast on a 4 year old pair of Atomic 175 21M Atomic GS skis.  They hold almost as well as my Nordica GSR 182 cheaters but are killer on groomers when I don't want to put the wear and tear on my race skis.

If you are at a resort with little vertical, anything over 23M won't me much fun as you are forced into huge turns which require lots of space and distance.  GS skis also tend to take a lot more input to initiate with the reward a lots of overall grip.  They typically are more tiring to ski than a frontside carver or cheater as well.

I'm with the other folks here, find a 17.5m to 19m cheater or just a powerful front side ski unless the deal on the GS skis is too good to pass up.

 

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If you are on a 300-400' vertical hill a 18m to 20M cheater or 21m to 23m GS ski is about right, it really depends on your strength and the ski.  I'm 180 lbs and 6' tall and have a blast on a 4 year old pair of Atomic 175 21M Atomic GS skis.  They hold almost as well as my Nordica GSR 182 cheaters but are killer on groomers when I don't want to put the wear and tear on my race skis.

If you are at a resort with little vertical, anything over 23M won't me much fun as you are forced into huge turns which require lots of space and distance.  GS skis also tend to take a lot more input to initiate with the reward a lots of overall grip.  They typically are more tiring to ski than a frontside carver or cheater as well.

I'm with the other folks here, find a 17.5m to 19m cheater or just a powerful front side ski unless the deal on the GS skis is too good to pass up.

 


Yeah, I actually found a pair of Head 2013 183cm 25m women fis gs ski. I got them for $240 shipped. A much better deal then what I could have found for a pair of cheater gs skis.

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