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Thread Starter 

Hi,

I am a 53 year old advanced male skier and need to replace my Atomic Crimsion Ti skis (they have about 200 hard days on them).
I have a pair of powder/spring/off piste skis, but need a new pair of front side skis. I'm looking for a ski with crazy edge grip for our New England Ice/hardpack that are easy to throw around on steeps and still enjoy long and fast cruisers as well. I like a short turn radius as well. Suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

 

Volkl RTM 81 have been suggested.

post #2 of 10
Race slaloms. Take your pick. racetiger, blizzard, Rossi, Fischer, Head dozens of threads here on epic ski discuss this.

Big $$$ new tho and usually only avail in summer before season.

There are a couple of trusted members here that can chime in and also help you acquire lightly used product at a fair price.
post #3 of 10
Head iSL'S if you'vd got the chops or try the Rallys, Titans, etc depending on width desires. Stockli also makes a superior product even better than Head short of all out racing. Imho
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Kastle MX 83.  I have skied upstate New York and Vermont my entire life.  This ski holds like a race ski when pushed, but has the added advantage of being much more versitile due to its width.  Hands down the best ski I have ever owned for Eastern conditions!

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To me, versatility is overrated. When I want ride the rails with max lateral speed (btw far more exciting than straightlining) I want that narrow quick edge under foot. 83 isn't bad, but...
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Stockli Laser SC.  I've been pondering this ski...not sure its the right ski for me, but it sounds like it would fit your needs to a T.

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Second Stockli SC
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This season , I am using the Volkl Racetiger SC for our ontario hardpack (ice) Awesome edge hold , great fun ski . 72 waist ,15m radius. i was a bit skeptical of the uvo thing, but i think it works.

post #9 of 10

IMO, anything over mid-70s is way to wide for this purpose.  You can't defeat physics and narrower will always give you more edge hold all else equal.  You're not looking for an all purpose ski according to your description, so don't compromise.

 

Don't know specific models at the narrow.  I have the Dynastar Speed Course Ti from a few years ago, which fits your description (more medium than short turns), but I don't know what they're called now.  

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Originally Posted by cmr40 View Post
 

Stockli Laser SC.  I've been pondering this ski...not sure its the right ski for me, but it sounds like it would fit your needs to a T.

     So you have not skied them...   Hmmm

 

  I sold mine ...   Fair ski-   but not on par with a true Competition SL....  

 

 

 

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To me, versatility is overrated. When I want ride the rails with max lateral speed (btw far more exciting than straightlining) I want that narrow quick edge under foot. 83 isn't bad, but...

Don't bother with fat junk...   65-66 underfoot or go home

 

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Originally Posted by ddsski View Post

Head iSL'S if you'vd got the chops or try the Rallys, Titans, etc depending on width desires. Stockli also makes a superior product even better than Head short of all out racing. Imho

 

My current "Quiver"    ....All Broad heads with new razors...  :

 

   Atomic Redster SL     Fabulous lightning quick and Ice Hold?   We carve on ice-  in fact we seek it out....  

 

 Also the most predictable Ripper on the list 

 

 

Head World Cup Rebels iSL-  Can't say enough-  Incredible-  just get a pair-   If you can find them  (Sold out)

 

Turn exit energy is simply without equal-  

 

   ....Will top end faster (and more stable) than the Atomics in a side by side Drag race on slightly choppy- light crud on top

  

(overspeed for SL's maybe 42-4 MPH)    GPS Verified

 

 

Rossignol Hero FIS F12 SL  ....   Super clamp on ice -   Turn initiation takes more effort-  Jury still out-

 

(Moving my binding set forward for another test round)

 

 Haven't done the Drag thing but I think they would lose to the Heads

 

All on the same tune -up...    .5/3

 

        SL's Anonymous ...    Always on Edge 

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