Originally Posted by jjdow
Volkl used to have an "R" in the serial number of their race skis, but once I got a pair with a "T" in the serial number (it was a P10 RS Super, 213cm). What did that mean?
The "R" in the serial number denoted an "inline" construction and sidecut. Starting in 92-93, there was a separate development created for sl and gs race skis. The 90-91 and 91-92 P10's were a complete debacle, and could only turn well at about 60 mph. Athlete's complained hard how much the skis sucked for WC competition, so the new P22 sidecut and construction was conceived. This new construction being developed strictly from the race dept was denoted with a "T", and became available to specialty stores in 93-94 as the P10 RS Super.
Now all Volkl special race skis are generally denoted with a topsheet sticker indicating sidecut, construction, and base material.