I can not understand the intended purpose of the RC4 RC. Where does it fit in with the Progressor, the SL, and the GS? Skipress.com has it listed as a GS ski. Thanks in advance.
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1/29/08 at 7:02am
It's a "race carver" (isn't that what RC stands for ... maybe it's something similar in German). It's designed to carve medium to large-ish radius turns on hardpack, at reasonable speeds while on the feet of good, but not world-class, skiers. Which may actually be a bigger niche than some of the others.
In my observation, it's a very popular ski for Masters GS racing.
GS - for GS racing, particularly if you need to comply with FIS sidecut limits.
SL - for slalom racing
RC - for GSish turns and GS racing if you're not world-class and don't need to comply with sidecut limits
SC - for slalom-ish turns and slalom racing if you want a softer ski
Progressor - Kind of a cross between a carver and an all-mountain ski
Ski it and you'll understand...assuming you truly know how to carve.
I truly know how to carve. It seems that the RC4 RC would be similar to my current Elan RipStick: sandwich construction, titanium plate, vertical sidewalls. Can anyone make a comparison after having skied both?