Originally Posted by dawgcatching
I skied the Tigershark 12 today for an extended demo. It is the ski that the AC40 "should" be, as it out-performed the AC40 in every way. You would like it, and it isn't too far off in terms of feel from a Racetiger, while being much more versatile in crud. It is noticeably heavier, and has a more traditional wood-core feel, somewhat similar to the Cold Heat, but quicker edge-to-edge.
I skied it the same day I skied the AC40 actually. I skied the one with the switch. The switch is worthless, but a cool idea. I liked the ski, but it still felt a little bit uninspiring. That would have been the length coming into play - combined with the stiffness the 175 is a lot of ski and likes to go fast. I agree that it is the ski that the AC40 should have been.
I wish Volkl would scrap the whole weird profiled skis, and just build sandwich skis - because in reality that is what they are good at. Skis like the Matra, Gotama, and the RaceTigers are great skis. The "fancy cap skis" are usually crap compared to their sandwich counterparts.