Originally Posted by vailposseone
P.S. Any volkls you'd suggest... I have pro/shop forms... I demo'd the superspeed in 182 ( i think)... The ski ripped but i still wanted more... something between that and a womens DH board?
As someone who loves race skis but doesn't ski them, heed my advice. GS race skis are just too narrow to be freeskied on anything but sheet ice. Any piles of snow/sluff will make you boot out and knock you off line in a high angle GS turn. I would suggest something more like a 73-75mm waist, with a GS sidecut, and tons of lift. My GS ski is a 1st gen ('99-'00) 192cm stockli stormrider - 73mm waist and 28m sidecut. Sandwich construction with 3 sheets of Ti - yes, there are 2 sheets of Ti in the top layer. They feel more like a what a race stock GS board should feel like than any race stock GS board I've ever skied on....if you can imagine that.
Any newer variation of the stockli stormrider in a 194 length will fit the bill quite nicely - only 2 sheets of Ti, and a bit more versitle.
Oh, and if you're interested, I have pair of very nice Volkl p30 RC racing race stock gs boards mounted with a Ti deflex, in a 197cm (labled 200cm). They are a bit softer than the comercial 198 RC of that vintage. Full sidewall, torsion box, wood core, 2 sheets of Ti. At 155 lb, you will still be able to handle them for speed use.