Originally Posted by MTT
But if posts here are to be taken as fact (I belive) Cross racers are on the same race equipment as GS (With manufacturer overlaying cross ski graphics) to keep the ignorent public forking up big$$ to buy fake race equipment.
Yep - but then lots of people here are sure that the GS skis you can buy are not, in fact, what the top skiers are running . . . . . so the whole GS race line would be fake, as well as the SX lines.
Interestingly, this year Snow and Rock (big snowsports chain in the UK) is selling most of the racing stuff with the two words "Race Dept" tacked on to the end. Much cloak and dagger, hush hush, "handmade, individually matched", etc etc . . . . . and quite expensive. £679 for a pair of GS:11M Race Dept skis.
Just wondering whether those are the real deal, or more public-only versions?