Originally Posted by Rise To The Top
WC 185, or 185? Huge difference between the two ether way, 2009 will be 27m radius for all sizes 185 and up. I have 07 180s and 08 187s, and they are two completely different skis. The 180s feel like slalom skis after some turns on the 187s. If you do USSA/FIS you will need the 187s. 185s will most likely have a 23m radius. And I dont think that Volkl will send you 09's as a replacement. They will send you back the same ski, unless they ran out of stock, which is rare if the ski is only a year or two old.
Thanks for the reply.
Just to clarify, I have the 2007 185 >21m GS, where only one model was offered through stores. For the 2008, I have seen both 185 "Race Stock" and 187 "WC Stock" GS skis, both >27m. I'm wondering if anyone knows the difference between the two, and which compares to my current ski (i.e. is the new 185 a dumbed-down version of mine or is the new 187 a beefed up variation of my ski?).
And I'll obviously take whatever they give me. I'm just trying to inform myself in case they offer me the current model.