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post #31 of 47
The ski is the Raver XXP. I just googled Stockli Raver XXP and found a number of links. Many in German. It looks like the skis last year was '04/'05, so it mightbe a challenge to track them down. Good luck.
post #32 of 47
Another option, though probably hard to find, it the Palmer P02. Short turn carver though not as burly as the WC SC. I picked a pair up at the end of last season, but haven't had snow to try them on. My understanding is that it is a ski that requires finesse more than power.

As for WC SC vs. WC SL (race stock), having owned both, the SL was very fun, but also very demanding. More difficult than the SC to skid turns. Actually, hearly impossible to skid turns. Also, I would not want to ski the SL for more than a half day as it was far more demanding than the SC.
post #33 of 47
[quote=Carl R;776011]Finndog: If 170 is on the short size the ski is to weak.
As I see it I have much less muscles than the baddest girls in the world cup. If they compete on the 155 length and their skis cope, they should definitely hold for a programmer with love handles.


Didn't realize you just want a sl ski. Sorry girlie man Go with a 165 but of course you know it will be a one-trick pony. PS it's "TOO" weak...... Just call me Herman, I ski on a 170.....
post #34 of 47
Another vote for Fischer RC4 SL

Man those things are just so much fun in the carve.

I'm big, and I ski fine on 166's
post #35 of 47
I skied the Atomic SL12 - I don't like them.. I bought the GS12 which I LOVE! But their SL12 just seems too boring. Too weak.. The Metron B5 is also a good ski but it is more allmountain. Fischer's rc4 wc sc is short turns only! And I love those

Btw.
The Ficher RC4 WC SL is the real worldcup ski whereas the SC is just a cheater ski
post #36 of 47
Thread Starter 
epic: Thanks!

quickk9: Never heard of the Palmer. Looks cool. Probably not easy to find for a test ride.
Regarding the SL being impossible to skid turn, well that's exactly what I want. Spot on. Excellent. Thanks. Another point for demanding. Great!

Finndog: Maybe I've been very much too vague but I just want the hardest baddest sub 12m slalom carver there is. I have a bunch of longer radius skis and I don't use them. There are too much people in the slopes and I can't stand hockey stop turns. Just gimme something that holds ice 'til I puke. As I see it WC SL fit's the bill along with the SL12 and maybe the B5. No I won't get a 165. I don't have use for the extra cm. If the ski needs the extra length it's to weak structurally.

SkiDork: RC4 SL it is.

GrooK: What didn't you like about the SL12? From what I've read the predecessor SL11 was very much on rails?
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by Carl R View Post
Regarding the SL being impossible to skid turn, well that's exactly what I want. Spot on. Excellent. Thanks. Another point for demanding. Great!
Haha, When I read that, I knew it would excite you.

Hey, no worries about you not being a eurocarver, although it sounds like you want the same kind of skis they use.

I believe the words we use for what you experienced with alpine snowboards are chatter and shin splints. That never happens on a Teleboard.
post #38 of 47
Carl R: very hard question. I can't answer it. Just think the SL12 was dull. Fischer's ski was way more exciting and way different from other skis.
post #39 of 47
Ok am I on a fisher fourm ...I was reading through this and was not going to ask but now I can't help myself...I am curious why Volkl Sl's have not been mentioned Is it because no one likes them or no one has skied them....having skied Atomic and Equipe SC I have found the Volkl's to hold up extreamly well on ice and the carve like there is no tommorow.
post #40 of 47

And now for something completely different...



These look like fun.


http://www.edelwiser.com/download/fl..._skimodels.pdf

skifex, who hasn't posted here for awhile, is a former Austrian world cupper. She's involved with this company and they make what looks like a very cool carving ski.

Might be just the ticket.
post #41 of 47
Thread Starter 
I just bought skis today. B R and beyond's choice. Atomic Metron B5i. Reading the reviews of it and realizing that no other skis has that radius (11 meters) in a ski with a length that is actually recommended for my length and weight the choice felt pretty obvious.
I hope it's not that much worse bet than the Fischer WC SL for my use.
Thanks a lot for your input guys!

..and if it all fails I'll just change skis with my gf. She's afterall got the 11 m Rossignol WC SL.
post #42 of 47
Congratulations how much did they cost? is it '07 or '08?
post #43 of 47
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
I think it's the '08. I'll upload a picture I took. Let's just say I got a d*mn good price.
post #44 of 47
CHEATER! A good price in Sweden? somehow I don't believe you
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by Carl R View Post
I just bought skis today. B R and beyond's choice. Atomic Metron B5i. Reading the reviews of it and realizing that no other skis has that radius (11 meters) in a ski with a length that is actually recommended for my length and weight the choice felt pretty obvious.
I hope it's not that much worse bet than the Fischer WC SL for my use.
Thanks a lot for your input guys!

..and if it all fails I'll just change skis with my gf. She's afterall got the 11 m Rossignol WC SL.



Congratulations. ::
I'm sure that the Atomics will not disappoint you (you can always consider Fischer the next time you buy skis).
post #46 of 47
I hope you will PM or email a member from Vienna Skifex. She sells a line of custom eurocarver skis. Even though you have purchased skis, you have the carving in common. This is her website http://2734712db9b3459a.edelwiser.com/de/
http://www.kunstpiste.com/


She was in the US last spring and unfortunately we didn't cross paths.
post #47 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
is it '07 or '08?
Here are the skis we've bought. (Someone put some old boots there too
The Ross is 05' i think?


I'm so looking forward to this winter!
Again thanks all!
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