EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Volkl Allstar Vs. Racetiger Rc
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Volkl Allstar Vs. Racetiger Rc

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have been on a pair of Allstars this year and I love them. On a recommendation of a Volkly rep-I'm considering the Racetiger RC for next year. I am a level 8 skier that enjoys both medium and GS carved turns. Anyone have any experience with both of these skis?
post #2 of 15
The RC is lighter, a little softer, and more compliant in short radius turns. It will not have the power or grip of the AS. I guess it depends upon what you want to accomplish. If a quicker, slightly more easy going ride is your goal, the RC is great. If you are looking for something closer to a race ski, that is not your answer.

SJ
post #3 of 15
I have this years allstar and love them as well .I agree with sierra the rc is a combi sl ,gs ski , a little faster edge to edge than the allstar but it nor really that different to buy it .I just got the sl racetiger in a 165cm (not the race stock) it has better edge hold and is a better carver,the allstar is a better all mountain ski,demo them if you can you will be smiling,they really rip.
post #4 of 15
Not to take over this thread but I've been interested also in how the race tigers compare to the allstars? I've been on the allstars 2yrs love em and thinking race tiger gs or sl. Anyone who can compare i'd love the input.
post #5 of 15
ski=free,

I have both the Allstar 175 '06 and the Racetiger SL 165 '07, and the Racetiger is slightly stiffer IMO. If I had to choose between the two, I would go for the Racetiger - it's more fun in short turns, and almost as good in longer turns. I don't know how my Allstars compare to this years model.
post #6 of 15
I demoed this years Allstars and was very disappointed in them after years of skiing on the original 6*. I thought they were considerably more damp and forgiving than "a traditional Volkl".

You'll find both the Racetiger SL and GS to be livelier and stiffer than the Allstar. The decision on which to get will depend on the type of turns you prefer to make. The SL will snap off short turns 'til you're breathless and will hang on for long turns when skied with finesse. The GS has no speed limit (that I've found) and prefers longer turns, but I've found that it can easily be coaxed into snappy shmedium or skidded turns. The GS is the first dedicated race ski I've ever found that is actually fun to free ski on!
post #7 of 15
I have to agree with SJ, you enjoy medium to GS turns. The RC would not be a ski that you enjoy if this is what you want to accomplish. it was more short turn oriented than the Allstar is and if you are looking for more of that GS feel you may just want to do the Volkl Racetiger GS Motion which will allow you to do more medium to long turn rather than short to medium like the RC. Not sure how SJ feels about the RC, but I felt it to be a little softer than it should have been in the tip for what it is meant to do. The RC is not the ski you want for what you like in a ski.
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by volklgirl View Post
I demoed this years Allstars and was very disappointed in them after years of skiing on the original 6*. I thought they were considerably more damp and forgiving than "a traditional Volkl".

You'll find both the Racetiger SL and GS to be livelier and stiffer than the Allstar. The decision on which to get will depend on the type of turns you prefer to make. The SL will snap off short turns 'til you're breathless and will hang on for long turns when skied with finesse. The GS has no speed limit (that I've found) and prefers longer turns, but I've found that it can easily be coaxed into snappy shmedium or skidded turns. The GS is the first dedicated race ski I've ever found that is actually fun to free ski on!

I agree, the GS is the more versatile and fun if you are looking for a ski that will do quick turns when you need it to, but will also allow you to just let them run.
post #9 of 15
Thanks so much to all!! I have to tell ya I love my allstars but they are too damp! You don't get the full snap out of the turn that I'm used to from Volkl as someone esle said. I will look into the Racetiger gs as I love longer turns. Any other input on volkls and or Racetigers specifically will be eaten up with vigor, thanks!
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by ski=free View Post
I have to tell ya I love my allstars but they are too damp! You don't get the full snap out of the turn that I'm used to from Volkl as someone esle said.
See if you can get ahold of the older 6*. That'll give you most of the versatility of the AS, and all of the pop of "a real Volkl".

As you can probably tell....I'm madly in love with my Racetigers GS (World Cup Racestock with World Cup Piston Plate). They are beasts and you need to really ski them, but when you do, WOW!!
post #11 of 15
Thanks Volklgirl,

I'm Volkl lifer and ski as hard and as fast as I can all the time! I'm looking forward to the Racetigers I don't want to relax on my skis I want to kick ass and have them kick me back! Then go have a beer and smile.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the thoughtful responses!! Here is another question for you all. If I wanted to keep the ability to rip carved medium to long-radius turns-would I be better off with a slightly shorter Racetiger GS or a slightly longer Racetiger SL? I'm on the 168 Allstar now.
post #13 of 15
I agree with mostly the previous threads,I don't find the sl's very stiff at all but it might be my weight (210lbs) also iIhad the 6*s and agree there a little different than the allstars but so was the original 5* t-50 which was in my opinion the best of the supersport series but when their toast it time for new boards.The supersports are being replaced next season with the tiger series,
so Volkl continues to tweak.
If your looking for a great deal call Nathan at atomic ski outlet or skiersoutlet.com .There posting the Volkl gs racetiger motion with bindings ,no tax and free shipping for $349.00. Tell him Rich the Powderkid sent you and I'm sure he will not disapoint you. I believe these are most likley in a 180cm.
post #14 of 15
I have not skied the Racetigers, but I just picked up some 2007 All Stars (168cm) to replace my 2004 5 Stars. I will be skiing them this weekend on the NE hardpack.

I just figured that the All Stars were a natural replacement progression for my 5 Stars. The price was great, and I want to wait to see if the new TigerShark power switch technology has any mechanical/warranty issues out on the hill, or if it is tweeked/modified after the first year out on the mountain.
post #15 of 15
The RC should not be confused with the Racetiger Race Skis. They are different animals entirely. The RC is specifically targeted as a "club racer" ski. As such, it fills it's niche very well.

SJ
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Volkl Allstar Vs. Racetiger Rc