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post #61 of 74
Rx8
post #62 of 74
Elan Ripsticks for 399 w/ bindings, a great carver.
post #63 of 74
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
Just a disclaimer, I certainly DIDN'T ski that with style, but probably could have if it was mid season. If I was going to take a lesson, I'd probably tell the instructor I was at level nine, but only because they expect students to overrate themselves.
That run's not so much a skill-level indicator as an age indicator. When I was young (great tune), I would point my skis at the gaps and make a DH out of something like that; now I would consider how long and painful the hike out would be with multiple broken bones (using the Volant's as splints) and lacerations, and throw in a lot more turns.
post #64 of 74
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Originally Posted by carbonissimo
OK then,

This is the best thread ever.
Garry Z and Young OldTimer, you guys beat me to it.
Here's further proof that:

Youth is Wasted on the Young.

Hey jamesgig,
Welcome.
I was that good when I was 16 too!!!
The older I get, the better I was.

Probably one in a million makes it to level 9 or 10 in three years, but somebody has to be that one.
post #65 of 74
Agree with Yuki. Slalom race skis, 160cm. Not just for racing. Good for young aggressive skier at Roundtop. Short, narrow waisted skis turn quick, good for bumps and short radius carved turns and ice. Make lots of turns even on a short run. Rip it up, Roundtop rocks! You need slalom race ski to get the most out of that hill. You can make high end dynamic turns there, you can make them anywhere. I would say 155s, but you like to ski fast so get long ones (no longer than 160 though).
post #66 of 74
Thread Starter 
who makes the best sl race skis? What are the differences between last year and this year's models? I like the idea of owning a pair of racing skis and just maybe I can use some of my Christmas money to buy another less expensive ($500) pair for any strange conditions, i.e. powder.
post #67 of 74
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Originally Posted by jamesgig
who makes the best sl race skis? What are the differences between last year and this year's models? I like the idea of owning a pair of racing skis and just maybe I can use some of my Christmas money to buy another pair for any strange conditions, i.e. powder.
I would try out the Fischer sl skis. The sl race skis would be a little stiff in bumps and soft snow, and you might get tired of the too-short radius though. That's why I suggested the RX8 (go 165 cm).
post #68 of 74
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Elan Ripsticks for 399 w/ bindings, a great carver.
thanks just bought a pair due to your link

x2 on the recommendation of the ripstix

He wont get tired of short radius where he is at with all of 500 feet of vert, back in Pa short radius ski make the hill bigger
post #69 of 74
Google up Raceskis.com and Ski Depot in Jay Maine.
post #70 of 74
I am surprised nobody mentioned the Atomics
sl;11 and the st11. Both good skis for your needs, a carver and the later a bit more forgiving.
Salomom Equipe SC another quality carver.
For something more versatile the AtomicSX11 or 10,Salomom Equipe GC or the Elan S-12

Some more stuff to think about. All are carvers the first ones ,and the last few are more of a carver-all terrain cross ski
post #71 of 74
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Originally Posted by jamesgig

What advantage do the two sheets of titanium have? What realitive stiffness should I be looking for in a boot?

The ski will be torsionally stronger. It will hold better on hard snow and ice. The flex will probably be more progressive. I think you will like it, especially if you're skiing fast. Careful in bumps, though...

Nobody can tell you what is the right flex for you online. You have to try the boots on and decide for yourself. I weigh 155lbs. and the Tecnica Magnesium/Fire/Flame are too soft for me. I also tried the '05 Diablo Race Pro and it was too soft.

I think the Atomic 130 flex would be a good starting point for you. Keep in mind that you can always soften the boot but it is a little harder with some models to make them stiffer. The boot should have lines for cutting and a good bootfitter can soften the boot for your needs. If the 130 flex is a little stiff and you don't want to work on softening the flex i think that the 100 flex would be good.

Jamie
post #72 of 74
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Originally Posted by trekchick
The only difference is(I believe) they are going from the motion system bindings to the IPT, in most of the Volkl line up and I think that includes the Five Star. If so.....the IPT binding system helps with the energy of the ski in a positive way.
Yes, your're right. The IPT will be available for the 5 Star.

I think that the difference between the '06 and '07 models will be visible. But it depends if the skier is aggresive or not. Although the '07 model will be torsionally stronger and hold better on ice the difference is not a lot if the skier is not aggresive and is not pushing the ski.

I have a friend who does not know what ski to get. I would like him to get the '07 model but he is less aggresive so he will probably end up buying the '06. Price is also a consideration and the '07 is definitely more expensive.

Jamie
post #73 of 74
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Originally Posted by GarryZ
I am surprised nobody mentioned the Atomics
sl;11 and the st11. Both good skis for your needs, a carver and the later a bit more forgiving.
Salomom Equipe SC another quality carver.
For something more versatile the AtomicSX11 or 10,Salomom Equipe GC or the Elan S-12

Some more stuff to think about. All are carvers the first ones ,and the last few are more of a carver-all terrain cross ski
I would have said SX11, but for your weight. They might prove too stiff in bumps, but if your as good as you say, then you should be able to manage them in the bumps and let them really shine when you open it up.

Equipe SC is great, so long as you don't want to go 50+ mph. S11 should be good, but I haven't been on it, so I can't say. Also Rossi VS Oversize is great for quick turns, and at 130 lbs, probably the right flex for you.
post #74 of 74
Check out these babys, you could ditch the markers and remount them with something a bit more burly if need be, and still have many hundreds left for another pair (Chubbs?) or two : http://cgi.ebay.com/like-new-Volant-super-karve-skis-170-c-m_W0QQitemZ120007430162QQihZ002QQcategoryZ62184QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

These are great bump skis, have great edge hold, and are great on ice; they're grrrrrrrreat! Oh and yes, I AM relentless.
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