Originally Posted by Jeff Johnson
Head SG 2005 or Atomic Race Stock SG 2007
Which One ? Similar Price -
Height 6' 3
Race Experience - Two - End of Ski School's when 12 and 18 -
Goal and Use of Ski - Masters downhill/sg or gs or just to impress generally -
Originally Posted by ScotsSkier
Go for the Atomic. In the 2005 generation Head were probably a bit behind the curve. Atomic have also been making ongoing improvements in their speed skis so newer is better
Much as it pains me to say this (since I think Heads are such great skis), I would agree.
I had a pair of '05 Head SG's that I sold to one of the local kid racers last year after I got a new '07/08 pair. The '07/08's are a bit softer, seem a bit turnier (I never compared the turn radius), and still have every bit as much stability at any speed I ever go. I like the newer ones a lot more than the older ones.
Go with the Atomics unless there's a very big price differential.