New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Question about SL12's

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I just want to thank everyone for their input. I got a chance to take a quick spin on a pair of SL12 race stocks and they felt pretty good so I decided to pick a pair up. My only question is this; I've only seen the SL12's with the rounded tip, the pair that I received however had the directional tips on them and they didn't have the Race Room sticker on them. I called up Atomic and gave them the serial and they said the skies where race stock but that they usually have the rounded tips (they really didn't know too much outside that). Has anyone seen the SL12's with the directional tips on them, and knows why these do and most don't? Thanks.
post #2 of 22
Interesting question. I just got a pallet full of Atomic Race skis and all the SL's and ST's have the round tip. To my knowledge even the FIS race stock (different than the std SL12 race stock) does not come with toenails. However, I'm told that they are available aftermarket however, Atomic's competiton program list does not show them.

SJ
post #3 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
Interesting question. I just got a pallet full of Atomic Race skis and all the SL's and ST's have the round tip. To my knowledge even the FIS race stock (different than the std SL12 race stock) does not come with toenails. However, I'm told that they are available aftermarket however, Atomic's competiton program list does not show them.

SJ
Here are tmas24's FIS stocks, with the directionals:
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
Interesting question. I just got a pallet full of Atomic Race skis and all the SL's and ST's have the round tip. To my knowledge even the FIS race stock (different than the std SL12 race stock) does not come with toenails. However, I'm told that they are available aftermarket however, Atomic's competiton program list does not show them.

SJ
Thanks a lot. The product number on the skis is A06... which, according to what Atomic told me, just collaborates that they are race stock as the production version is A05... I'm not sure what to think as no one has any idea why they have the directional tips instead of the standard ones.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by doublediamond223 View Post
Here are tmas24's FIS stocks, with the directionals:
Those are them. Any idea if there is any difference between the standard race stock and the ones with directionals? All I know is that they're FIS Race Stock SL12's.
post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by camhabib View Post
Those are them. Any idea if there is any difference between the standard race stock and the ones with directionals? All I know is that they're FIS Race Stock SL12's.
You have the black plate?
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
It doesn't have what I believe is the WC riser, the black boxy one. It has the shaped riser with I believe the Atomic symbol on it. The plate it does have IS black and grey though.
post #8 of 22
I understand that all the real deal FIS skis are a hybrid between beta and a flat layup. Those on the far right look like the FIS race stock. The ones that I have to look at are all the 05 product code which I knew was not the FIS rocket. When I asked the question about tip shape, I think the race rep assumed that I was asking about the older style exaggerated toenail.

SJ
post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by camhabib View Post
Thanks a lot. The product number on the skis is A06... which, according to what Atomic told me, just collaborates that they are race stock as the production version is A05... I'm not sure what to think as no one has any idea why they have the directional tips instead of the standard ones.

I'm quite sure A05 and A06 is the year the ski was manufactured not at all the type O_o. I also saw Raich and them train this summer the SLs are (cosmetically) exacly the same. The GS skis are way different than the Old Beta profile... Thats all I know.
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMAS29 View Post
I'm quite sure A05 and A06 is the year the ski was manufactured not at all the type O_o. I also saw Raich and them train this summer the SLs are (cosmetically) exacly the same. The GS skis are way different than the Old Beta profile... Thats all I know.
Thanks TMAS29. I'll try calling Atomic back up one more time to see if I can get any more information. They said, based off the A number I read to them, that they were the race stocks and should have a rounded tip. They don't have the rounded tip, the WC riser, or the hand written label that I usually see on race stocks, so I'm still kind of confused.
post #11 of 22
I think Atomic has stopped applying the Race Room stickers. My skis did not have them. From what I seem to understand you have FIS stock skis. with the aluminum FIS plate on there. 2 things you can do is check on the ski for the flex index (on the tail) if its there its RS also chek the base. If it has a noticable structure its Stock (I saw a bunch of off the rack Consumer pairs that had no structure) also I think all the consumer pairs have the "powerbridge" plate and a little metal tip. As for the tip you have on your ski I have seen weirder things on Atomic skis of all kinds! So my feeling here is that you actually have a Stock pair.
post #12 of 22
Race room sticker might be under the plate. Mine is. The surest way to know what you have is from the dimensons. Retail versions are 119/65/101, race stock are 111.5/65/101.5
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks again to everyone for responding. The skis are at the tuners right now as I need them for next weekend, race stock or not. When I get them back on Friday I'll check and report back with the findings. Hopefully they are race stock.
post #14 of 22
As mentioned, the retail models have the powerbridge/neox setup. Race stock versions comes with either the black WC plate or standard race chassis. Unlike some years past, pretty obvious differences between the retail and race stock SL12.

I think you're worrying too much about the different tips and all. Round or directional, they're interchangable and don't necessarily mean anything with regard to the ski itself.
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
I just got the SL12's back and took a look at them. They have, what I believe is the flex numbers, written on the tail; 38/26. They do say on them "AeroSpeed 2", "beta", "30 Magnesium Power Channels", and marked as 114.5x64x101.5 and measure as such. I feel a lot better now knowing that these are indeed the race stocks, something Atomic should do a better job of clarifying. Thanks again for everyone's help.
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by camhabib View Post
I just got the SL12's back and took a look at them. They have, what I believe is the flex numbers, written on the tail; 38/26. They do say on them "AeroSpeed 2", "beta", "30 Magnesium Power Channels", and marked as 114.5x64x101.5 and measure as such. I feel a lot better now knowing that these are indeed the race stocks, something Atomic should do a better job of clarifying. Thanks again for everyone's help.
Are you going to run slalom gates on the skis?
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Are you going to run slalom gates on the skis?
If NE ever gets any snow, I hopefully will.
post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by camhabib View Post
If NE ever gets any snow, I hopefully will.
I prefer the directional tips! Makes a straddle just a liitle less likely in the course and you can still switch skis freeskiing. In fact I would probably ski with them situtated opposite freeskiing and save your inside edges when the tips are situated correctly for the course.
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
I prefer the directional tips! Makes a straddle just a liitle less likely in the course and you can still switch skis freeskiing. In fact I would probably ski with them situtated opposite freeskiing and save your inside edges when the tips are situated correctly for the course.
I usually mark with a sharpie the edges I use for only race runs, and switch to the opposite edge when taking a practice run or what not. The directional tips just make telling which edge is which a little easier, not to mention, like you said, decreases the chance of an accident by a little.
post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by camhabib View Post
I usually mark with a sharpie the edges I use for only race runs, and switch to the opposite edge when taking a practice run or what not. The directional tips just make telling which edge is which a little easier, not to mention, like you said, decreases the chance of an accident by a little.
Right on! You should have a blast on those.

I have yet to ski on SL12. :

But I have 3 pair of Race Stock slaloms at my disposal.

165 SL11.12
166 Stockli laser SL
165 '07 Head i.SL RD Vist

Might have to sell the Stockli's and score some SL12's!
post #21 of 22
You may want to talk to Heluva about the plate extension arms on the marker plate on those stocklis, he's in the market.
post #22 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by doublediamond223 View Post
You may want to talk to Heluva about the plate extension arms on the marker plate on those stocklis, he's in the market.
For just the extension arms?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion