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GS Race Stock Ski Actual Radii - Salomon RC4, Salomon 2V, Atomic GS11

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know what the race-stock radii are for the following skis? The only thing I have on them right now is that they are >= 21.

04-05 Fischer RC4 WC GS 183cm
05-06 Salomon 2V Lab 187cm
05-06 Atomic GS11 186cm

Many thank yous!

Maxim
post #2 of 11
The true stock skis are usually somewhere around 24m. Without dimensions, it's hard to say. If you do have dimensions, use PhysicsMan's sidecut calculator posted in a sticky.
post #3 of 11
According to the manufacturer,

04-05 Fischer RC4 WC GS 183cm, 24m
05-06 Salomon 2V Lab 187cm, 24m
05-06 Atomic GS11 186cm, 25m
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Awesome! Thank you.

Since the radii are nearly the same, are there significant differences among these skis? Which one would you pick?

PS: I wasnt able to find these specs. Is there a public source?
post #5 of 11
The Fischer is the only one that I've skied. My old roommate skied the 186 Atomic and it was alot of ski, stiffer than the 183 Fischer. The Fischer in 188 would be more comparable. Don't know about the Salomon in that size. I actually went with Nordica this year. But it really boils down to preference in the end. Demoing is the best way, although it's kinda tough to do that at this point.

Specs are usually listed in the race catalogues. Fischer's are available from Ski-depot, who are real helpful folks BTW.
post #6 of 11
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Awesome! Thank you.

Since the radii are nearly the same, are there significant differences among these skis? Which one would you pick?
Well.. First of all, what is your height, weight, age and what level racer are you? If you are a FIS athlete, what are your GS points? Each of those skis might be suited to you depending on the above..
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
I am 6ft 2, 190lb, 25, and just about to start racing. I want to have a very long turning, fast ski (among others) that will allow me to be precise and to maximize my performance. I am certainly not afraid of having to work hard. Even though it probably doesn't matter *too* much which ski I pick, it would still be great to pick the better one.

--superski
post #8 of 11
You won't be able to bend any of the skis mentioned in a course at your level. The fischer is an absolute bear of a ski, eliminate that right off. The atomic could work, assuming it is the retail model (stay away from the stock). The salomon is a possibility, but that is a little long.

Are you required to conform to FIS rules? Which racing league are you starting in? What is your overall skill level?
post #9 of 11
If you're just starting out, I would lean away from a full bore race ski in those lengths. Although you have the weight to get them going, an overly aggressive ski can hinder skill development as well as slow you down in the course.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
If the Fischer RC4 is a bear to turn, what's the payoff? I am assuming that because it makes one thing harder it produces better results elsewhere. Or does that kind of logic not even apply to skis?
post #11 of 11
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If the Fischer RC4 is a bear to turn, what's the payoff? I am assuming that because it makes one thing harder it produces better results elsewhere. Or does that kind of logic not even apply to skis?
Edge hold, stability at speed, and the power to muscle through ruts and maintain course are what you gain by going with a stiff ski.
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