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Dynamic VR 27 Geant 172 cm

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I scored a pair of these on ebay. I'm was motivated to get these skis based on "flashbacks" to my impressionable youth and the very distinguisable yellow sidewall VR 17 fiberglass ski. Remember Tyler Palmer from NH of US Ski Team fame skiing the VR17.

My everyday ski this season has been the Atomic SX B5 174 cm. Comparing the two I was left with this contrast. The VR 27 is "twitchier" by comparison and seems to hook up faster than the Atomic. The Dynamic is 65 mm waisted compared to 68 mm for the Atomic . The Dynamic has great edge hold and quicker edge to edge than the Atomic.

In all honesty the two skis are similar with the Dynamic being a lighter ski with a bit more sidecut. The Dynamic is 15.5 meter turn radius compared to 17 meter for the Atomic.

If you see these skis anywhere steeply discounted I would not hesitate to buy them if you are looking for a hard snow carving ski. They are several years old now but ski great. Made by Atomic and the yellow and orange cosmetics in my opinion is very appealing.
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I think I picked mine up for a little less than $200 a couple years back in a Sports Authority sale. Mine are 181cm and are among my favorite beer-league GS skis. I expect that I'll run them until they lose all camber.
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Didn't those VR-17 have a cracked edge or was that the VR-70, Silver sidewalls if I remember.
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The VR 17 didn't have the cracked edge and the silver sidewalls. Another Dynamic model did and I can't recall the# of the ski.
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I'm pretty sure it was the VR-70. They had a cracked sidewall too. A friend of mine had a pair for GS.
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That VR 70 or whatever was one of the worst skis ever. segmented aluminim sidewall, which broke off in chunks.

I had some Killy era VR 17's. Nice stiff slalom basher. Some $29 Vr 27's when the world abandonned 205 cm skis. Some Dymanic by Atomic Mystic's, one of the best I ever used (still using those some.) Anybody know the VRX17? Billed as an intermediate ski but I think it may be the same as the Mystic.
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