Discussing 2006-2007 Salomon LAB SL, 165cm, w/LAB916 bindings
Originally Posted by GrooK
Every thread I read about skis in here are about all mountain. Why do you guys never discuss SL skis or GS skis?
I have never driven all mountain skis - am I missing something?
Please discuss GS and SL skis on this thread
I'd like to test some skis - this far my favorite is Atomic GS12 175cm - I'm 175cm tall myself and weigh about 145lbs. Please enlighten me
Well, I like to hear about race carvers outside of the FIS race skis too. But while my Master's Race career winds down, 54 and counting up, I am soon to be buying only Gotamas or Mantra type fatties to swipe my way through Hokkaido (Japan) or Japanese Sierra Cement at Naeba/Mitsumata/Kagura or OkuShigaKougen Resort.
My current setup seems to be spec ed to use the LAB (soft) boots...so to speak. I used my XT24 Technica and lost alot of sensitivity vs. using the LAB X2 boots (with the hexagonal holes) which helps (only in my case) me make minor adjustments in SL lines while banging the poles. But that may just be a function of my lousy technique.
At 5'11", 190lbs, a barking bear indeed. A tip-toeing fattie is more like it. Hahahahahaha.
How long Salomon will keep the monocouque factories running in France, nobody knows accept the bean counters at Ameratec!! I bought the LABs for the sole reason that I fully expect to see VR27 Dynamic (Atomic) likeish Salomon LAB skis, that are made in Austria. NO surprise in M&A downsizing major industry, as they say.