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post #31 of 38
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They stopped building good skis long before the 6 Star. I think the seasons of the G40/41 was the last time I was actually intrigued by Volkl. The later P40's (when they used those metal tubes) and P50's were some of the worst race skis in modern history. Ironically, that was about the same time that the Fischer WC SL and GS started becoming the skis to have.
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what's wrong with Volkl skis in general? I have both racetiger stock 06 and xrc1200 07. i understand that they are not the same category. but i feel that racetiger is easier to control.
post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by carver_hk View Post
what's wrong with Volkl skis in general? I have both racetiger stock 06 and xrc1200 07. i understand that they are not the same category. but i feel that racetiger is easier to control.
IMO, the Heads will tend to have a more progressive flex pattern.
post #33 of 38
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IMO, the Heads will tend to have a more progressive flex pattern.
i bought the xrc1200 because i was very interested to know what its like when liquid metal is used on skis. i got the same feeling as you do. the xrc1200 feels soft at turn initiation, but becomes stiffer when there are higher pressure afterward. i think it depends on what you like. i like racetiger more because i feel that its more consistent and offers much more rebound.
post #34 of 38
I ski on the '07 Supershape Speed in a 177. I weigh 6', 185 LBS. Why would anyone want a 170cm GS ski. It is my understanding that the Magnum is basically an expanded version of the SS speed with slightly more sidecut.

these skis are a completley different animal then the SuperShape. (I know the names are similar, but that is where the similarlty ends)

I don't find the SS speed a stiff ski at all. Although stiff is a relative term. Softer then a B5 metron and much softer then my i.SL RD vist.

Fast smooth and great edge hold although I put a 3 degree side edge on mine.

If the Magnum is an SS speed with slightly more width and slightly more sidecut, it should be a fabulous ski.
post #35 of 38
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what's wrong with Volkl skis in general?
Un-inspiring planks... They don't have any serious faults, but they don't excel at anything either. In my opinion of course.
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post #36 of 38
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i bought the xrc1200 because i was very interested to know what its like when liquid metal is used on skis. i got the same feeling as you do. the xrc1200 feels soft at turn initiation, but becomes stiffer when there are higher pressure afterward. i think it depends on what you like. i like racetiger more because i feel that its more consistent and offers much more rebound.
that is due to Intelligence Technology, not Liquidmetal

Liquidmetal is more amourphous then conventional metal and therefore does not breakdown over time.

Intelligence uses fibers at a 45 degree angle to the ski in front of the binding that stiffens the ski as it is pushed harder maing it torsionally stiffer which makes it hold better on hard snow and as the ski is pushed harder.

http://www.head.com/ski/technology.p...ag=liquidmetal

http://www.head.com/ski/technology.p...g=intelligence
post #37 of 38
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What length are your Magnums?
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Did you happen to demo the Magnum in 177cm, I'm 215-220 lbs and was leaning toward the longer length? The 170cm seems short at 225lb's, I do some racing and prefer to ski fast all the time. I had bad luck with the standard Supershape in 170cm but liked the stiffer Supershape Speeds in 177cm, I'm guessing the magnum is closer in flex with the SS Speed.
I did not try the 177. We are similar weight and I ski fast for a 66 year-old-but I don't come from a racing background. My thinking was that I already have the Nordie Top Fuels for really fast G.S. skiing (for me). I'll use the Supershapes for my everyday "looking pretty" shorter carved turns.
post #38 of 38
I'm going for the Magnum's in 177cm, thats the length I skied my XRC1100's, XRC1200's and Supershape Speeds in and even those felt a little short. Given the Magnums wider waist and added stability, they should be just about right! My regular Supershapes I had were 170's, they were definately too short.
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