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Hello,

This is my first post on my quest to find a "One Quiver Ski". I am 5'11" and weigh 175.  I am 38 and have been skking for 26 years.  Prior to the parabolic craze I skiid on 198-200 GS skis for the entire mountain; including, powder, groomers, black, double black, Nastar, with the exception of bumps.  I ski fast and agressive, but in control.   I am looking for a fast ski that will litterly fly, with great edge hold that will not chatter or slide, but is still great in crud and some powder.  I have no real desire to ski bumps. I have demoed since I sold my GSs in the 90s. Recently, I have tried the XWing Fury 170 ( did not enjoy them) and the AC 30  170 (which I liked ). The only problem I had with the AC 30 was when taking some advanced private lessons I could not turn as tight as my pro that was skiing an SL ( obvious ).  I am considering the Volkl Racetiger SL ,the AC 50 and the Goode carbon 64.  Any suggestions?  Any other skis?

Thank You
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If you thought the AC30 was slow to turn, you'll find the AC50 even slower since it's wider at the waist.  If you really want the feel of your old straight S skis, I would recomend you go for the more race type ski like the Racetiger. 

BTW, 50 years old, 5'8" 165 lbs and ski on Volkl Mantra....  Before the wider ski crave my ski of choice was as 200 Rossi 7S ski.  My point, once you get use to the wider ski, esspecially if you're out west, you'll not want to go back. 
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Originally Posted by Grski View Post

Hello,

I ski fast and agressive, but in control.   I am looking for a fast ski that will litterly fly, with great edge hold that will not chatter or slide, but is still great in crud and some powder.  I have no real desire to ski bumps.

This sounds like the Dynastar Contact 4x4, or the Contact 10 (2009) if you're lighter and/or less-skilled.  However, you're compromising on powder, although not more than the choices you're listed.
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The AC50 hold an edge on crud like no other!!!!!!


BUT, this ski is for expert skier with great technique. If you are a good skier and know how to put a ski on edge and hold it. The AC50 will not disapoint. 

And it will do quick turns, you just have to work harder at it.
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Thanks for the input.
 
I am a lighter skier, but strong and with good technique.  I do put my skis way up  on the edge, that is the way I feel most comfortable. I will try the AC 50; however, my gut tells me I may end up with the Atomic D2 SL or the Racetiger SL.  Bob4snow, i used to ski the 7s as well and loved that ski. I used it for everything. 

Thank You everybody.
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