The issue: I have been labeled a "speed freak" and need skis that will keep up.
My numbers: 5' 9.5" 165-175 lbs (cyclist. I gain weight throughout the winter). I adore hard packed, smooth groomers with no speed limits, but I'm not a racer...yet.
I am currently on 170 cm Rossi Zenith Z-10's and they are GREAT for messing about with friends. When I feel the need to hit groomers at mach cheese, the 10's lack of stiffness and 15m radius make them "iffy".
I've narrowed it down to these sticks:
Volkl Racetiger GS Racing Titanium. 175cm 18m radius
Blizzard GSR Magnesium IQ. 174cm 17.5m radius
Head Worldcup ispeed. 175cm ~18m raduis - BUT, my store does not carry them.
Rossi recommended women's GS race stock. Not sure how I feel about that.
What say yous?