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post #1 of 22
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I just ordered a pair of real-live Super G skis. Head i.SG R D's in a 210cm.

Vist plates and Tyrolia race bindings.

41.4m turn radius.

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I can't wait. If we're not going to get any more snow, I might as well enjoy the groomers. Wish me luck.

Here's what a pair looks like:



...but not on MY feet, of course.
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
I just ordered a pair of real-live Super G skis. Head i.SG R D's in a 210cm.

Vist plates and Tyrolia race bindings.

41.4m turn radius.

:

I can't wait. If we're not going to get any more snow, I might as well enjoy the groomers. Wish me luck.

Here's what a pair looks like:





...but not on MY feet, of course.
Have Fun don't get your lift ticket pulled! They start to turn at about 50 MPH. don't try to roll 'em over much slower, you'll fall over like that little guy on the trike from the TV show (dating myself : ) Laugh-in!
post #3 of 22
At least you've got a place to open them up. Enjoy.

Are you offering any SG mogul lessons?
post #4 of 22
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At least you've got a place to open them up. Enjoy.

Are you offering any SG mogul lessons?
I knew you'd be all over this !
post #5 of 22
look like fun, if you like breaking the sound barrier on snow

Bob, where did you go from jackson? you mentioned you were going to be gone for a while, why leave one of the best resorts on the planet?



other than snow
post #6 of 22
210? just like the olden golden days.
post #7 of 22
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210? just like the olden golden days.
The golden oldies were 225cm Atomic AF's.

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
don't try to roll 'em over much slower, you'll fall over like that little guy on the trike from the TV show (dating myself : ) Laugh-in!
Ha! I love that image. That is EXACTLY what I'm going to look like the first few turns.

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Are you offering any SG mogul lessons?
That remains to be seen.

What's weird is that when I owned the old 225 Atomics I used to ski a lot of bumps and whatever with them. That was 20 years and young person's reflexes ago, of course.

I still have a pair of very old 217 Atomic SG's and I ski them once in awhile. They don't like to turn AT ALL. I'm hoping that these new, "modern" SG's will actually sort of make a turn while I'm still in the same time zone.

Report to follow.

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post #8 of 22
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The golden oldies were 225cm Atomic AF's.



Ha! I love that image. That is EXACTLY what I'm going to look like the first few turns.



That remains to be seen.

What's weird is that when I owned the old 225 Atomics I used to ski a lot of bumps and whatever with them. That was 20 years and young person's reflexes ago, of course.

I still have a pair of very old 217 Atomic SG's and I ski them once in awhile. They don't like to turn AT ALL. I'm hoping that these new, "modern" SG's will actually sort of make a turn while I'm still in the same time zone.

Report to follow.

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I have access to an old pair (light blue metallic from the bionic core days) 215 Atomic SG's. Last time i skied on 'em i got pulled over by the patrol twice in the same day.

We also have 3 current (within a couple of years) Atomic DH/SG & SG & DH

We have a 204 SG, a 212 DH & a 210 DH that were owned by a US SKI Team member. I got them from her directly. They have been waxed so much the tip is red.

Really nowhere locally to ski on these things! Have to go to Whistler, Sun Valley or maybe Mt. Bachelor!
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
I just ordered a pair of real-live Super G skis. Head i.SG R D's in a 210cm.

Vist plates and Tyrolia race bindings.

41.4m turn radius.

:
thats cool, how much did you have to pay
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
I just ordered a pair of real-live Super G skis. Head i.SG R D's in a 210cm.

Vist plates and Tyrolia race bindings.

41.4m turn radius.

:

I can't wait. If we're not going to get any more snow, I might as well enjoy the groomers. Wish me luck.

Here's what a pair looks like:



...but not on MY feet, of course.
My catalogue says 41.8M

94-65-81 @ 210!
post #11 of 22
Bob -

When are you bringing them up to Big Sky????
post #12 of 22
Pssst. Turning is over-rated....

L
post #13 of 22
Making that first turn of the lift is easier now that I'm so overweight, but when I was at my fighting weight, I had to up-unweight, so I could down-weight the tipped tip of one ski to get my turn started on my SGs.
post #14 of 22
Bob,
I have a 311 boot sole length... If I fit in, can I take 'em for a ride?
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
Bob,
I have a 311 boot sole length... If I fit in, can I take 'em for a ride?
I'd love to have you ride them, but I doubt they'll be here before the end of next week. I'f they come in on Monday by some miracle, I'll get 'em mounted and you can try them on Tuesday.

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Bob -

When are you bringing them up to Big Sky????
Isn't it sad that we're having to talk about speed skis instead of powder skis this winter? Probably no Big Sky for me this winter.

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
My catalogue says 41.8M

94-65-81 @ 210!
You're right. My mistake. That extra .4m of turn radius is gonna be my undoing.
post #16 of 22
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Isn't it sad that we're having to talk about speed skis instead of powder skis this winter? Probably no Big Sky for me this winter.
Those skis are perfect for keeping amused on the wide open & empty groomers at Big Sky & Moonlight. As for the lack of powder, I'm still hopeful since the best powder year I've had here started exactly like this. It didn't start snowing until the end of January and didn't stop until well into March.
post #17 of 22
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Have Fun don't get your lift ticket pulled! They start to turn at about 50 MPH. don't try to roll 'em over much slower, you'll fall over like that little guy on the trike from the TV show (dating myself : ) Laugh-in!
That little guy was Arte Johnson who also played the Nazi soldier and the dirty old man opposite Ruth Buzzie. Dated you and raised myself to the podium. :

I miss the 205s....rarely. These should be a load of fun on smooth groomers. Last year when we had that Rossi race ski auction, I thought if I won it I'd go for the SG skis. Fortunately I lost to Epic, and better sense prevailed.
post #18 of 22
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As for the lack of powder, I'm still hopeful since the best powder year I've had here started exactly like this. It didn't start snowing until the end of January and didn't stop until well into March.
Now that's exactly what I want to hear. The Mrs. and I are heading up late next Month
post #19 of 22
Bob,

So now I'm going to have to follow you riding those with me on my B5's next week? :

My only hope is in the trees :
post #20 of 22

Too Bad there is no tram this year....

Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall of the Tram Deck and see Bob walk out with those things????

L
post #21 of 22
Sorry to bump an old thread, but looks like we never did get a report on these. I'd love to hear it if you've got one Bob.
post #22 of 22

Big ski...

...even in the RMM speed series. I've been using a 205 Atomic SG for the turnier DHs, a 201 for most SGs, only go up to 212 for Keystone or Aspen (if I ever go back). The new speed skis are definitely turnier...in fact, they're more user friendly than the skis or 4 or 5 years ago. I had two pairs of 204 Atomic SGs, circa 2001-2002, with the red metalflake tops.

Long story short, one of my teammates busted his Elan SGs and needed a ski on short order, so I gave him a pair of my 204s. As a replacement, got a pair of this year's 205s in time for this year's Leadville Town DH at Ski Cooper...great ski. Incredibly fast, and they did something with the construction/flex pattern/sidecut (wider in the middle and tail, same at the tip) so that they hook up like a GS ski but are still incredibly stable. So I'm guessing that your Head SGs are going to be the same...but, as somebody noted, don't even try to start making turns until you're doing at least 50...
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