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Volkl 2002 Vertigo G3 - what's a current equivalent?

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Thread Starter 
My 2002 Volkl Vertigo G3's are getting a little long in the tooth - have been a good ski for me, but would like something current with a bit more edge hold and "beef". I know they aren't as 'shaped' as current offerings, but if I liked them, what would I like now?

5"10, 175, advanced, skis a week in the west each spring, skis only a few days ih the east each year, 75% on trail/25% off trail, skis medium-fast, does not avoid bumps

Thanks.
post #2 of 18
Dynastar Legend Mythic Rider....
post #3 of 18
I spent four seasons on a pair and I'm loving my Nordica Afterburners.
post #4 of 18
Two good suggestions already in the med-wide area. Something a little closer to the width you had would be the Nordie Top Fuel.

SJ
post #5 of 18
What about the new Volkl Tigershark 10 or 12.

Head Monster 82 or the new Monster 78.
post #6 of 18
The g3 became the AX3 then the AC3. I don't know if it is still called the AC3 this year, but there are tons around from last year. A very popular ski (and yes I own an old g3, which I use as a rock ski now).
post #7 of 18
Ullr was one model off. The AC3 became the AC30. That is the direct decendent of the G3 currently being sold. It now has a 76mm waste, compared to 70mm for the G3. It also have more sidecut - 118-76-104. It also comes with an integrated binding system from Marker, for better or worse. If you like the feel of Volkls you should try it out.
post #8 of 18
The Fischer RX9 is a virtual twin in dimensions and pretty much identical in feel (I also skied the G3 and wanted a similar ski. I bought the RX9s.) The subsequent Volkls listed above, especially the current ones, are much burlier. The RX9 has been discontinued this year but you should be able to find a pair at a reasonable price online. If not, send me a PM and I may sell you mine.
post #9 of 18
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The Fischer RX9 is a virtual twin in dimensions and pretty much identical in feel.
I for got to mention that. My wife skied her G3s forever. When we finally trashed them with over 100 days last year we started trying to find a replacement. She wasn't happy until this year I had her try my RX9s. Perfect bliss. It was like she found an old friend.
post #10 of 18
I still have my G3's and I dont plan on getting rid of them but just bought a set of last years Mantra (red). I like the idea of having the G3's in the closet...never know when I need them.
post #11 of 18
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Dynastar Legend Mythic Rider....
That's the first ski that came to mind. I think you will be amazed.

The Top Fuel is the ski that I ski on now and I skied the G3 in a 183 (? - I think). The Top Fuel blows the G3 away and you will love it.

Money spent on either of these skis will change your life
post #12 of 18
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Dynastar Legend Mythic Rider....
I have a pair of beat up G3's i use for rock skis. The dimensions are something like 107-71-97. Aren't the Mythic's dimensions something like 122-88-110? Is this really a good replacement?
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I have a pair of beat up G3's i use for rock skis. The dimensions are something like 107-71-97. Aren't the Mythic's dimensions something like 122-88-110? Is this really a good replacement?
I'd say yes. But more so the Hot Rod Top Fuel. 78 under foot and a nice sweet spot. They are a lot of ski but not more than the G3.

For out west - Mythic Ryder.
post #14 of 18
My comments were based on the fact that the 007 mentioned he spent 75% on and 25% off piste. He also did not avoid bumps. Something with an 88 waist does not seem to fit this profile. I have Metron M:Ex's with an 84 waist and they are pigs in the bumps.
post #15 of 18
another recommendation to check out nordica's line.

I got turned onto volkl back in the G41 days. Love those and G4s and still love my gotamas. But Nordica is really upping the gammut. I can't shut up about my jet fuels.

my next ski will probably be another nordie as a result. I'm hoping they'll flatten the camber in their blower next year.

(are you listening nordica?)
post #16 of 18
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But Nordica is really upping the gammut. I can't shut up about my jet fuels.

(are you listening nordica?)
Both the Top Fuel and the Jet Fuel may be a bit much for what 007 has requested. The Modified would be better in the bumps and more forgiving. Not sure what would be their softer Jet Fuel version.

These skis are amazing and will perform much better than the G3. You will notice a huge difference.
post #17 of 18
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Both the Top Fuel and the Jet Fuel may be a bit much for what 007 has requested. The Modified would be better in the bumps and more forgiving. Not sure what would be their softer Jet Fuel version.

These skis are amazing and will perform much better than the G3. You will notice a huge difference.
right.

I don't have time to do the research now, but most of their hot rod line has two constructions available; wood/metal, wood/carbon? Anyway, the jet fuel is one of their burly wood/metal configurations. Read up a bit, and you'll get the gist.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the useful feedback - will start researching the models you cited
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