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Newbie needs advice: Racetiger GS race stock

post #1 of 8
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Alright, the title says it all. I'm actually sorry to register and ask stupid questions right away, but I figured this was the place most likely to give me the info I need.

Here's the deal: I could get a really good price on some 06 Völkl Racetiger GS race stock skis. I would use them for hardpack/ice days (I ski in Europe) and occasionally for races.
I'm not a real racer, just 3-4 races a season. I tele. I'm 6'1'', 180lbs, aggressive, ski instructor (the highest qualification we have for tele instructors), strong, 100+ days a season. I really dig stiff long skis (Völkl Explosives (190s), Blizzard Titan Pros (193s), Atomic Powder Plus(190s)).
Here's the catch though: The skis I could get are either a 193 or 195. Do you think those would be too much for me?
Good idea? Bad?

Thanks in advance.

teleneer
post #2 of 8
Go for it.
post #3 of 8
Welcome to EPIC.

Thinking about it, why spend the money on something your only going use a few times. Is there another ski that you would rather have that cost more ? If so figure this money as a deposit on something you really want. Don't settle for something you don't really want.

IMO these are to long for normal people. If your a seasoned racer may be.
post #4 of 8
If you are using them to rage groomers then i say go for it!!!
post #5 of 8
I don't get it, are you going to tele on a GS race stock ski in 195cm? That sounds very insane to me I've never seen a telemarker that didn't skid and that's quite difficult on a race stock ski..

If it is for normal skiing they could be nice if you can handle them What is the price?

And by the way - welcome to epic Where are you from mate?
post #6 of 8
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I've never seen a telemarker that didn't skid and that's quite difficult on a race stock ski..
You haven't seen much then...
post #7 of 8
If you're going to ski these as a fixed-heel ski, go forth and tear up the mountain young man! As a tele stick, I'd have second thoughts. I don't think a ski that stiff and grippy would be much fun.

I'm similar to your dimensions (6'2" / 185) and ski/train on Fischer RC4s in a 193. They're (technically) too big for me, but man are they FUN!!!! I don't feel overpowered unless I really try to shorten my turn radius. Keep the turns long and the speed cranked-up, and you'll love those race-stock!

Have fun!

PS: to fully appreciate your new Volkls, keep them in tune. Work hard for them, and they'll work hard for you.
post #8 of 8
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I've never seen a telemarker that didn't skid and that's quite difficult on a race stock ski..
Move out of the European flatland you'll be amazed at what you'll find in the mountains.

I sold a pair of Völkl SG skis to a telemarketer a couple weeks back.

Then again, if this ski was the right ski for this telemarketer, he wouldn't have to ask.
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