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Volkl Superspeed - what is it?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I just saw a pic in Ski Racing. It looks very different from the 6 Star. No description at all, just a pic. It has a metal tip, and seven stars on the topsheet.
post #2 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by epic:
I just saw a pic in Ski Racing. It looks very different from the 6 Star. No description at all, just a pic. It has a metal tip, and seven stars on the topsheet.
Sounds like the obvious marketing "next step" in the evolution. This year, the 6-Star made last year's 5-Star appear to be chopped liver, now the 6-Star will probably be shoved aside and doomed to a similar fate.

Bob
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Well, that is possible. I was thinking it might be more of a GS shape, but what do I know.
post #4 of 24
It's like the 6 star but 70 under foot. Like a race ski only 70 under foot. Built for speed. Sounds like fun! But Volkl has too many lines.
post #5 of 24
As mentioned before it is 70mm underfoot. It also has two layers of titanal on running all the way through the tip of th ski. As opposed to the 6* which has on layer of spring steel and 7 layers of fiberglass for liveliness the Superspeed witll be very stable at high speeds. Could not make it to the demo on Monday. Looking forward to getting a demo later.

Aar
post #6 of 24
Here's a peek.. gives you dimensions and graphics, and more if you can read Russian (is that what its in?)?

http://www.voelklfanclub.ru/gear/obj...p1075498131618

Here's an overview of the entire line.. RIP G30/G31/G3/AX3 and G40/G41/G4/AX4

http://www.voelklfanclub.ru/info/obj...p1075475936622

[ February 11, 2004, 07:31 PM: Message edited by: Matter ]
post #7 of 24
page weems, he's skied a pair. I don't want to try to remember what he said.
post #8 of 24
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Originally posted by Matter:
Here's a peek.. gives you dimensions and graphics, and more if you can read Russian (is that what its in?)?

Here's your translation via Babelfish:

Now series Supersport. This series so itself recommended well that it they decided to still enlarge... Supersport Superspeed - 100%- novelty and the super- gift of firm Volkl to 100%- otmorozkam. New geometry - 115-70-99, only wider waist must make skis even more universal, a somewhat increased turning radius assumes rolling at the high speeds, and the main thing of rostovki - from 161 to 189!!!, last very rare in our time for this class of skis and is clearly expected for the amateurs to drive on. Still there is the assumption that this model is calculated for the races in discipline Ski Cross. Is used the complete set of quite last technologies - Double Grip Carbon/SensorWoodCore, Piston Control Oil Suspension and Motion AT Racing - just as in the upper sport models. Supersport '-.star - all the same, well known on the passed season 6- starry. I think that the new skis came out not less steep, since Double Grip it became carbonaceous, and furthermore of fastening svyazanny with the skis through suspension Piston Control Oil Suspension. But design - simply there are no words! Supersport shch-.star - a main difference in the new 5- starry is more heaped kep Double Grip, which earlier was only in elder model 6 *. Supersport ya-.star - and again main izmeniyami became changes in construction - lightened version Double Grip LT and facilitated of the system of ammortizatsii Rail Suspension Gel Control. New design also completely worthy, in contrast to old 4 * it no longer resembles the design of the wrapper of chocolate batonchika. Supersport e-.star - absolute novelty and the lowest-order model of a series. Geometry coincides from ya-.star, but be absent different technical excesses and core is made the simplest - Composite Core; however, kep not the simplest - Double Grip LT.

I think I'll go get me some caviar. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #9 of 24
I saw a pair of these today at my Ski Shop in Chi-town (Snowcrest). They have different looking shovel than any recent Volkl's. The owner skied them last week and said he really liked them. He said he was impressed with it's versatility. It seems to have two pieces of steel so be careful in the bumps. Kind of plain looking but sometimes less is more. I thought it was cool. I also saw the 7-24 EXP. I might have to think of this ski for myself. As well, looked at next years 6 Stars and they have slightly different graphics but still very similar. I was told this ski is not as demanding as this years model. Still to much for me.

If you want some of next years stuff. Head over to Snowcrest, they will hook you up.

Ty [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #10 of 24
I skied it yesterday, in a 168. It's a nice GSish carve ski. I found it to be quite turny and fun, although I like the K2 Crossfire better for that sort of thing.
post #11 of 24
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Originally posted by Carvemeister:
I think I'll go get me some caviar. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
<font color = red>I think I'll go get some excedrin.</font>

Our local demo is coming up shortly; I'll file my report then.
post #12 of 24
Our local demo is coming up shortly; I'll file my report then.[/QB][/quote]

Inspector, If you have a chance to demo the new 7 24 EXP as well please post your impressions.

I am very curious and Volkl's US distributor in Lebanon, NH is being very tight liped.

Have fun!!

Gotama
post #13 of 24
ahahaah that translation is priceless!
post #14 of 24
A very telling translation indeed!!

I was at my local ski shop Today and saw a pair of the new Volkl 7 24 EXP. Nice lookin all mountain ski.

Still no sign of the Superspeed yet. Anyone have a sighting or demo of the SuporSpeed yet???? It sounds like it could be an all round east coast ski. I may have to re-"read" that Russian review again..

Why don't we get info like that??
post #15 of 24
Nice, can't wait.
post #16 of 24
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Originally posted by Moose21:
Nice, can't wait.
post #17 of 24
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Originally posted by Moose21:
Nice, can't wait.
I couldn't either. Just tried to buy the new Volkl 724 EXP , but when the shop tried to mount the NEW Marker binding system that come w/ the ski the front piston rod did not fit. After a call to Volkl and Marker they were told to leave off the front stabilier rod.

I balked at that suggestion as did my trusty shop staff any now i sit and contemplate the alternatives.

Hmmm!
post #18 of 24
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Originally posted by Gotama:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Moose21:
Nice, can't wait.
I couldn't either. Just tried to buy the new Volkl 724 EXP , but when the shop tried to mount the NEW Marker binding system that come w/ the ski the front piston rod did not fit. After a call to Volkl and Marker they were told to leave off the front stabilier rod.

I balked at that suggestion as did my trusty shop staff any now i sit and contemplate the alternatives.

Hmmm!
</font>[/quote]The Piston binding that you would mount on a flat ski has an on/off switch at the toe-piece. Leaving the piston rod disconnected is the off-switch on a Piston Motion model binding. Go ski them, it's not a big deal.

The quick and dirty answer on the Superspeed? Think team stock GS race ski with too much sidecut to be FIS legal. Which is just what many of us former GS ski addicts are looking for . . . . well at least I am.

I promise, my report is coming. :
post #19 of 24
If you want Superspeeds, SportsDen in Salt Lake has a couple pairs. I think the price is $1000 for skis and the Marker Piston AT bindings.

www.sportsden.com

They ship all over the US, drop them email about the skis. They also have the 724 EXP and I saw a pair of 178 Karma's.
post #20 of 24
Yes, they are not cheap.
$1,200 ($999 M.A.P.) with the Motion A.T. Racing w/P.C.O.S.
$1,115 (949) with the Motion A.T..........
post #21 of 24
We have a couple pairs of Superspeeds at Kittredge in Mammoth (760)934 - 0213. They are full price, no discounts. We also have EXPs, Women's Supersports and other '05 Volkls.

I skied the EXP and found it to be pretty subpar for Volkl. It was one of the most blah skis I have tried in a while. I supppose it's a forgiving and versatile ski for the strong int/lower adv skier, but it did nothing for me. Get a Pro, or this year's AX3 instead. Or save a bunch of money and get a Public Enemy.
post #22 of 24
They'll retail for close to $2,000 AUD when they arrive here.
post #23 of 24
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Originally posted by Gotama:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Moose21:
Nice, can't wait.
I couldn't either. Just tried to buy the new Volkl 724 EXP , but when the shop tried to mount the NEW Marker binding system that come w/ the ski the front piston rod did not fit. After a call to Volkl and Marker they were told to leave off the front stabilier rod.

I balked at that suggestion as did my trusty shop staff any now i sit and contemplate the alternatives.

Hmmm!
</font>[/quote]The 724 exp is not set up for the piston yet, the early season intros do not have long enough rails for the new piston. This will be fixed for the fall, right now get the flat and put the piston binding on.
post #24 of 24
You say the Volkl Supersport 6 Star will not be as demanding? Does this mean that they will be doing the same thing to the 5 Star as well? Which will be better on groomed slopes, making short and long turns at fast and slow speeds? My mouth is watering, I need details!!
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