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2005-2006 Volkl Allstar replacement

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Looks like I may need to replace my beloved allstars :(

 

I am looking for suggestions for skis that are similar to it, as I absolutely loved everything about this ski.

 

Volkl Supersport Allstar 168 cm w/ Marker Motion iPT 12.0

 

I was looking at the Tigershark RC or the Unlimited line? Why did Volkl stop the Supersport line?? Guh. Any suggestions for skis of similar feel/performance/skier level (preferably volkl)

 

edit: btw, im 5'11, 175 lbs


Edited by Babak - Tue, 03 Feb 09 08:08:38 GMT
post #2 of 12

I used to own a pair of the 5 stars which was basically the same ski as the allstar. Take a look at the Fischer RX8 Fire in a 170. Very similar feel to the 5 star/all star.

post #3 of 12

 If you want to stay with Volkl, check out the Tigershark 10 foot.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ive actually been reading up about the TS 10 foot all morning and sounds pretty good. ATM based on what I read I am leaning more towards the non-switch one; any comments to this?

 

When I was buying the allstar originally, the only other ski I was considering was the RX8. Is the RX8 fire the same line or is anything new? Only thing is back then I was leaning towards the 165 rx.

post #5 of 12

I think if I was picking a Tigershark off the wall without trying them I'd get the Switch. Non-switch is said to fit in between the Switch ski with the switch on and off in terms of stiffness. 

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Babak View Post

Ive actually been reading up about the TS 10 foot all morning and sounds pretty good. ATM based on what I read I am leaning more towards the non-switch one; any comments to this?

 

When I was buying the allstar originally, the only other ski I was considering was the RX8. Is the RX8 fire the same line or is anything new? Only thing is back then I was leaning towards the 165 rx.

The 08/09 RX Fire 8 is still the same RX 8 ski, just different cosmetics. It is still one of my favorite carvers. I own the 170 and 175.
 

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by nikonfme View Post

I used to own a pair of the 5 stars which was basically the same ski as the allstar. Take a look at the Fischer RX8 Fire in a 170. Very similar feel to the 5 star/all star.

Cannot agree, owned both. And both very fine skis. But not similar in feel for me. If you want an Allstar feel, and like the narrow, frontside thing, get one of the Racetigers, probably the RC. If you want more versatility at the expense of a little grip (but not much), get the Tigershark 10 or 12, depending on how much you like to turn. 

 

If you're willing to experiment a bit, still like the general Volkl feel but with a bit less weight, get a Blizzard Supersonic. Better ski than any of the above, and now getting to be on sale. 

post #8 of 12

Yes, different feel but same category. JMHO............

TS01 is selling a pair in gear swap for pretty cheap.

 

"It's basically a firm snow carver; it's the 2008 version of the Fischer RX8 which has been in production for a few prior seasons. Dimensions: 116-65-98, 14m radius. Versatile and less demanding than a race slalom. There's been a lot of discussion of it on this board which you can find via the search function."

Here's what the Peter Keelty ski review site had to say:

"One of the highest scoring skis we have seen and a player for Ski of the Year. Extremely quick, silky smooth, solid and stable and even forgiving. These sentiments appeared on a number of cards and tell the story: "Fun carver, nice light feel, refreshing change from over damp heavy carving skis. Simple, fun—I'm going to get a pair!" No need to lament the passing of the legendary RX8 . . ."
 


Edited by nikonfme - Wed, 04 Feb 09 13:54:44 GMT


Edited by nikonfme - Wed, 04 Feb 09 13:55:56 GMT
post #9 of 12

The Racetiger RC would be a great option.  A friend of mine had them last season and loved them.  He previously had the Allstars as well.  Another option that I think is worth considering outside of Volkl is the Rossignol Classic CX80.  I got a chance to ski it and loved it. 

post #10 of 12

Funny, last weekend i broke out my new old stock pair of super sport allstars, which were brand new due to injuries and west coast skiing the past two-three years. I probably would have sold them to you. LOL

 

Great front side, hard pack ski. Fun as all heck and i couldnt find a speed limit in either short or medium turns. 

post #11 of 12

5 star is a noodle compared to the Allstar.....I had a season long love affair with my 168 Allstars fully docd in a long running thread on epic. RX 8 performs as well as the Allstar but has a completely diff feel. I ski'd RX 8 extensively in 165, 170 and 175.....175 was the best performer for me. I am 185 6'.....

 

To replace Allstar I highly recommend my choice - Head i supershape, I went with 170 and got a killer deal from our dawgcatching..... it is a better ski in every way than the Allstar.....easier to ski, quicker and easier turn initiation and holds a long arc as well at speed as the 168 Allstar did.

 

If Volkl you must the TS10 w powerswitch in a 168 or the Racetiger in a 165 should make you smile.......

 

Other good choices are out there.....example Fischer Progressor models....

 

If you PM dawg he can discuss your preferences and help you dial in the right ski for you based on your preferences....

 

NOS Allstars can be found on ebay of course if your true love is eternal

 

:)

 

 

post #12 of 12

Im curious about the blizzard line up. Others have posted some ski like a lighter quicker and "better" allstar but somewhat similar in feel. Not sure of the model though

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