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Atomic D2 SL Race length question

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hello,

At my local shop I can buy a pair of the 2010 Atomic D2 Race SL ski's (normal price EUR 899,- and now EUR 450,-) They are used a couple of days as test ski's this summer and look almost as new.

These ski's are 1.60 cm. My bodylength is 1.89cm and my weight is 80 kg. Do you think they are they too short for me or not?

Look forward to hear from you.

Robert

 

post #2 of 11
   I thought the D2 SLs only came in 155 and 165, so I'd ask some more questions.  If you can handle a SL at all, they're probably not too short...

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Originally Posted by Robertv1979 View Post

Hello,

At my local shop I can buy a pair of the 2010 Atomic D2 Race SL ski's (normal price EUR 899,- and now EUR 450,-) They are used a couple of days as test ski's this summer and look almost as new.

These ski's are 1.60 cm. My bodylength is 1.89cm and my weight is 80 kg. Do you think they are they too short for me or not?

Look forward to hear from you.

Robert

 

post #3 of 11
 The 09/10 catalogue lists the D2 Race SL available in 155, 160, 165, 170cm. I'm 80kg too and I found that ski was great.
post #4 of 11
I'm guessing that the 160s and 170s are Euro only, because they don't show up in the US catalogue...but as above, a 160 is probably just fine...

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Originally Posted by martino View Post

 The 09/10 catalogue lists the D2 Race SL available in 155, 160, 165, 170cm. I'm 80kg too and I found that ski was great.
post #5 of 11

Race SL D2 M:  165 cm only, 13m radius, men's FIS ski
Race SL D2 W:  155 cm only, 11.5m radius, women's FIS ski

D2 Race SL:  155, 160, 165, 170 cm; rec racer.


I think there is a different plate on the rec racer as well, and Atomic recommends pairing Neox bindings with this one.  Haven't seen a pair in person, but I'm told they will be available in Canada, which would usually mean available in the US as well.

post #6 of 11
Thanks, I figured it was something like that.  Last year, Atomic actually had two different sidecuts for the 165s, and so I'm guessing that the rec racer has a little different sidecut and flex pattern.  The ones I got are the full FIS compliant ski...

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Originally Posted by mogulmuncher View Post

Race SL D2 M:  165 cm only, 13m radius, men's FIS ski
Race SL D2 W:  155 cm only, 11.5m radius, women's FIS ski

D2 Race SL:  155, 160, 165, 170 cm; rec racer.


I think there is a different plate on the rec racer as well, and Atomic recommends pairing Neox bindings with this one.  Haven't seen a pair in person, but I'm told they will be available in Canada, which would usually mean available in the US as well.

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by SkiRacer55 View Post

The ones I got are the full FIS compliant ski...
 

Suspected as much.    I wish I had a new pair...


Robert,
 
As SR & Martino have suggested, the 160 should be a good ski for you, and that's an excellent price.

If you end up doing a lot of serious SL racing, you might want to move up to the FIS model later on.  (If you're racing, your coach will tell you when it's time)

Meanwhile you'll still be on a great ski.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for your replies. I am convinced now that 1.60 cm will be good for me. I live in Europe so that might be the reason that this length is available here.

@ mogulmuncher: I am no skiracer, just for fun. Although thanks for your reply!

post #9 of 11
They're cool skis, of course, I won't know what they ski like for about another month, when Loveland opens up.  I also got a pair of the 184 cm. GS D2s and a new pair of Racetech CS 130 boots, which I needed...my other pair had over 100 days on them...



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Originally Posted by mogulmuncher View Post



Suspected as much.    I wish I had a new pair...


Robert,
 
As SR & Martino have suggested, the 160 should be a good ski for you, and that's an excellent price.

If you end up doing a lot of serious SL racing, you might want to move up to the FIS model later on.  (If you're racing, your coach will tell you when it's time)

Meanwhile you'll still be on a great ski.

 
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Robertv1979 View Post

Thank you all for your replies. I am convinced now that 1.60 cm will be good for me. I live in Europe so that might be the reason that this length is available here.

@ mogulmuncher: I am no skiracer, just for fun. Although thanks for your reply!


The 160 recreational racer should be lots of fun for you.  It will be a bit more forgiving & versatile than the full FIS model.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by SkiRacer55 View Post

They're cool skis, of course, I won't know what they ski like for about another month, when Loveland opens up.  I also got a pair of the 184 cm. GS D2s and a new pair of Racetech CS 130 boots, which I needed...my other pair had over 100 days on them...

 

Stop!! Stop!!  Hearing about your new SL skis was bad enough...

I think I'm going to start the season on my 8yr old SL11's, then the 2yr old SL12's will feel just great.
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