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Ski recomendation for beginning racer

post #1 of 11
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I am looking for recomendations for a ski for my teenage son who plans to start racing this year. He is an advanced intermediate (newly reformed boarder). 5'11, 170 pounds. Any suggestions appreciated.
post #2 of 11
Need more info.

How old?

USSA racing?

If so (USSA), he will need SL's & GS.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
18 years old. Club team racing. He will just be learning to race.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Looking for a GS ski.
post #5 of 11
Fischer RC4 Worldcup RC w/ Z13 Flowflex Binding System 2008
RC4 WORLDCUP RC FLOWFLEX
This is just one of the skis that we offer with the FlowFlex plate technology. FlowFlex matched with a radius of 16 meter in a 175cm allows the skier to feel the sensation that a World Cup athlete feels.

http://www.ski-depot.com/miva/mercha...roduct_Count=6
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by WILDCAT View Post
Fischer RC4 Worldcup RC w/ Z13 Flowflex Binding System 2008
RC4 WORLDCUP RC FLOWFLEX
This is just one of the skis that we offer with the FlowFlex plate technology. FlowFlex matched with a radius of 16 meter in a 175cm allows the skier to feel the sensation that a World Cup athlete feels.

http://www.ski-depot.com/miva/mercha...roduct_Count=6

I was told that the Fischer would be too much ski for him, since he will just be learning to race.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by skiersjp View Post
I was told that the Fischer would be too much ski for him, since he will just be learning to race.
Wildcat is recommending the RC4 WorldCup RC, not the FIS legal RC4 GS. It's one step down from the race ski.
post #8 of 11
He's not real heavy, would recommend starting with a fairly soft GS/cheater that he can bend, gain confidence on. Rossi's - the OS 9X lineage - are popular among younger/less experienced racers where I ski, as are Volkl RC's and Fischer RC's; IMHO Atomic, Fischer may give him more feedback/stiffness than he's ready for. Just my .02...
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the recomendations.
post #10 of 11
I am in exactly the same predicament as your son.

I am 17, 158 Pounds and 6"00

I have skied all my life (mianly in AUS, I know shocking snow but condemmed by birth) but have been til now to scared to race until now when I finally releasied that I can easily beat most of these people, the only thing stopping me before was a pathetic fear of failure (my dad raced in the world cup AGED 14!!! made the Winter Olympics as a DH and GS skier at 16!!) albeit this was in the 70's when skiers were much younger (all breaking their backs by 25).

I have skied on Atomic my WHOLE life, but I am not impressed by their GS Skis (too stiff). I demoed some Fischer two days ago and ADORED!! them. At my race club 60% of people are on Rossi's (sponsorship is the main reason 20% off) but still they have strong support. Almost no one skis on Atomics quite a few on Fischers, My mate who is ranked 3rd in Aus tells me that Blizzards are amazing..
post #11 of 11

race skis

Whoever recommended a Fisher for a beginning racer, must, WORK FOR FISHER. Great skis, but way too stiff ! Dynastar makes a soft race ski, much better !
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