If you don't know who DJ is, you must not be who I thought you were..... I know a guy named Chip who raced in college at Michigan Tech (MTU) with a guy named DJ who skied on Nordica's. I thought it was too much of a coincidence.
Anyway... Volkl race stocks are great, but only on hard snow. The harder the better. Great edge hold, great snap, and very predicatable. The Nordica's and Atomics really "lock" into a turn shape for me. That's fine if you happen to be on the line you want, but I'm usually not.
: The Volkls and Fischers allow you to adjust your line a bit, but the grip is still there when you need it.
I think there will be a masters race in Marquette again this season. C'mon up!