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Rossignol PURSUIT 16 vs Völkl Unlimited AC30

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I am willing to buy one of these ski (have some good deal on both).

I am intermediate skier and like to ski on hard snow.

 

I used to use Völkl before.

The question is: which one is better in terms ob stability, forgivenes and quality?

And which one  grips the edge better?

 

Thanks. 

post #2 of 11

I haven't skied the Pursuit 16, but have skied the AC 30.  The AC 30 would be a great ski for you.  It may be a few years old, but on the plus side, it has traditional camber, which is well suited for hard pack. 

post #3 of 11

Neither of these skis are what I would call forgiving but both are stable and have good grip. The Pursuit has a slightly bigger sweet spot between these two but again by no means "forgiving". The Volkl with have the edge in grip, the Rossi a bit smoother and more stable  

post #4 of 11
Hi

The Volkl is significantly older comparing to the Pursuit. A more modern ski with recent technologies might benefit you better?
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by IceCookie View Post

Hi

The Volkl is significantly older comparing to the Pursuit. A more modern ski with recent technologies might benefit you better?


The AC30 is still excellent for carving on hardpack.  The new technology might make it better at other things, but it is not lacking anything for hardpack skiing.

post #6 of 11
No tip rocker, heavier than the Pursuit . This would make a difference in several situations...

It's just one era older,so I'd favor the Pursuit as a non brainer, but nothing against the oldies.

My main ski is a 2012 one smile.gif
post #7 of 11

I've had the pursuit 16 as my frontside ski for 3 years now ( shelving them this year due to low snow and rocks,I ski the sierra ): I will be replacing them this year with the new 600  ). I think there great,fantastic bump ski at 74 wide and a softer front end because of no metal but plenty of ski under your boots and a stiffish tail.They have no problem with short or gs type turns.The only thing is I would not recommend them to anybody over 195 because of the front end.And remember Rossignol knows how to make a great frontside ripper!! Have not skied the Volkl but I hear they make a pretty good ski.

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by IceCookie View Post

No tip rocker, heavier than the Pursuit . This would make a difference in several situations...

It's just one era older,so I'd favor the Pursuit as a non brainer, but nothing against the oldies.

My main ski is a 2012 one smile.gif

And the Pursuit is by no means a light ski! I will say the binding system on the Pursuit  is it's weak link, heavy, cumbersome and inefficient. Pull it off and put on a Pivot..whole new ballgame...BAZINGA! 

post #9 of 11

Wow that really hurts mine and Rossignols feelings PHIL (;. But you are the man when it comes to this kind of stuff.But, and thats a big but , for us weekend warriors under no circumstances can you blame a binding of that quality for not being able to make that next turn.   Soooo    THERE.    BAZINGA     BACK !

post #10 of 11
I have the Pursuit. It's soft in front but a good all around ride. The bindings are fine.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for replies.

I read that AC30 is demanding but just would like to know how much.

Eg, do you think that they are even more demanding than Völkl Racetiger Speedwall GS?

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