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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by SKIFORFOOD
Ok... What lenght will be good? 158 or 160 or 165???? :

Thanks fo any help!!!
At your size and weight, I'd recommend the 165cm.

Although I slightly prefer the Fischer WC SC at 160cm over the 165cm for a slalom carver, I'm 180lbs.
post #32 of 45
I'll agree with Greg and another poster about the Head SuperShape. It is an extremely nice all-around short-turn carving ski. It feels to me like a very forgiving ski if you want to take it easy but it'll crank out excellent carved turns if you want to stand on it.

I ski it in a 175 (I weigh 195#), but I feel the little bit of added length makes it a marginally better ski for me in the softer snow here at Jackson Hole. I think the 170cm would be a perfect length for your weight for an Eastern short-turn ski. If you have a chance to demo a pair, see how they feel to you.

Slight disclaimer: I'm a Head rep, so I'm biased.

As to the Omecarve, if it skis anything at all like the Speed 63 Omeglass (which I think it does) it would have to be a really fun ski.

Good luck in your search.
post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters
As to the Omecarve, if it skis anything at all like the Speed 63 Omeglass (which I think it does) it would have to be a really fun ski.

Good luck in your search.
I think it is nearly identicle to the OmeGlass 64 that preceeded the 63. The later 63 offered a little more snap from the tail and skied less like a noodle (although still like a noodle... just not an overcooked one). They can be fun skis though - especially if you are feeling lazy. I suspect that the Head has similar qualities, and I know the Elans I mentioned have those qualities as well.

Later

GREG
post #34 of 45
I have a 165cm P60 SL race stock I would like to sell. It certainly meets the requirements you have suggested, and at your weight, will be quite manageable. Let me know if you're interested--200$ (with some older markers, unmounted) is my preference, but I'll consider any offer. Let me know if you are interested.
post #35 of 45
When it comes to Fischer skis I readily admit a bias. For a long, long time have thought that they make excellent skis, too often overlooked in the USA owing to historically very modest marketing efforts. Fortunately, that has shown some improvement in recent seasons.

By all means though, take a look at some other brands/models mentioned. I'm sure they merit your consideration, as well.
post #36 of 45
Can you guys get Dynamic SL's over there in the States?

A very nice ski, if I say so as a user.
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by marc gledhill
Can you guys get Dynamic SL's over there in the States?

A very nice ski, if I say so as a user.
A few years ago Dynamics were noting more than re-badged Atomics. The VR27 SL was essentially an SL:9 with a different topsheet. I suspect that this is still true - although the model underneath may have changed. I did know a few people who skied on them just because they were different though... and of course a really fun ski. It looks like the GS is still a GS:11 retail model, bu the VR27 SL does not look like the SL:9 anymore because it comes in a 165... could it be an SL:11? The huge tip width tells me no... but I don't know the tip dimensions on the Atomic SL:11...

Later

GREG
post #38 of 45
That's all pretty true Greg, but I think last year the Atomic boys used the VR27's as a test bed. It' got the tip 'n tail dimentions of a B5 but with 65 mm underfoot. From what I've heard the Atomic guys were very suprised how well it worked, especialy as it's a ton cheaper than any Atomic SL's.

I was chatting to an Atomic rep yesterday who reconfirmed much of the above. He also says they've renamed them "I perform" or something like that for this season:

If you can, get to try a pair. If you can find a pair, buy 'em; they're giving them away over here now.
post #39 of 45
They dropped the VR27 name - or will that be the Atomic name for the ski? It sounds like a ski that would be in the category of the Head i.Supershape for usability. What else does Atomic put into Dynamic skis to 'test' for a season?
Later
GREG
post #40 of 45
No, they dropped the VR27 name.

Other things they tried last year were in construction. Two hollow titanium rods running down the length of the ski inside an aluminium cap.

A lot of the other stuff looks like it came from the SL11, but it isn't quite as stif as that ski. More akin to the SL9 as you said above,
post #41 of 45
Thread Starter 

Great Help From All!!!

You guys are great!!! All have something good to bring to the discussion. I found an older pair (2004) brand new Fischer RC4 Race SC in 165 with Salomon PIE912 bindings at a very good price that I could not pass up. Thanks for all the help. I believe these will compliment my Volkl Allstars in 175 quite nicely. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by SKIFORFOOD
You guys are great!!! All have something good to bring to the discussion. I found an older pair (2004) brand new Fischer RC4 Race SC in 165 with Salomon PIE912 bindings at a very good price that I could not pass up. Thanks for all the help. I believe these will compliment my Volkl Allstars in 175 quite nicely. Thanks!!!!!!!!!


Good choice. A buddy of mine has that exact setup and loves it - many here will tell you the same thing. Now all you need is some ice to try them out on . Enjoy!

Later

GREG
post #43 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier


Good choice. A buddy of mine has that exact setup and loves it - many here will tell you the same thing. Now all you need is some ice to try them out on . Enjoy!

Later

GREG
Remeber I ski on the east coast................Ice no problem!!:

thanks

Kearns
post #44 of 45
SKIFORFOOD,
Congratulations. Keep us posted about how you like them.
post #45 of 45
There is a ski that has'nt been mentioned yet that I think will be the best carver ski of the year. It's the new Volkl Racetiger RC. It has the extended Double Grip construction with the Motion iPT system. I skied it in late spring in the 168 length. Can't remember the radius but I think the tip was 114, waist 66 or 67 & the tail was 98. I,m 182# & 6' tall. It's going into my quiver this year.
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