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post #31 of 35

Yeah the more I learn about my Volkl Super Sports the more fascinated I become.

Although not race stock equipment, nor am I, and these are about as high tech as you will ever see in a recreational ski! 

You have to remember with the integral 12 din Marker bindings they listed at just a few bucks below $1000.00 new!!! 

These really go fast with a frictionless feel- could this be from the full lengthwise Ptex striations?!! As in- ever see this before??

post #32 of 35
Those striations are from an old stone grind.
post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by Ventura View Post

Those striations are from an old stone grind.
Gotcha.
The appearance to me was if these skis had ever hit a grinder in their lifetime I thought it would wipe away the pattern.
A recipe for speed just the same.
The picture doesn't really show it but each line is evenly spaced and the tops of the peaks are ever so slightly rounded like an extruded material pattern-
I haven't been around personal super tuning to know it's common to get this pattern from a stone ground tune but I believe you.
post #34 of 35
^^ I definatey believe you as I took another look and see the leading grind under the tip is more aggressive and kind of tells the story.
post #35 of 35

As always, can be a little difficult to be 100% accurate via a pic; but to me it looked like a grind.  Seems like a relatively aggressive pattern that would be suitable for wetter snow or just general conditions.  If your handicaps are in the mid-20's or lower and your course conditions are hard and slightly icy by rec skier standards (the way most racers like), you probably will want a finer pattern for your next 'cheater' or race skis.

 

Anyway, as long as those skis have some life in them, the bindings are safe, the base is not convex, and the edges are race ready- by the numbers they look like an appropriate NASTAR weapon!  :)  If you try them and they no longer have the juice, there are  some good recommendations for cheaters.

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