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Atomic SL D2 or Volkl Racetiger SL (Race Stock both)

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

How do they compare?

Has anyone had a chance to ski either model (2009-2011)

I've read some reviews raving about the Atomic D2s being lighter and softer than before, but is it as quick to turn as the Racetiger?

How does the hard back grip differ?

Essentially, what seperates one from the other?

post #2 of 4

I can't tell you in comparison,because I never had skied the Volkl's...

I had the Atomics D2 SL and they are superb. Period..

Some people here described it like not so good of a ski, but IMO this is the best.... Why/ cause it has something different than ALL OTHERS/... The edge grip is superb.. Another thing I liked a lot about them is that going from hard to  soft surface and then to hard again is without signifficant effort/thanks to the  D2 tech/.. If the surface is not consistent/especially like it is in NE areas,skiing on any other race ski and going thru a soft patch they dig in like crazy, compromising stability and balance... They blazingly qick in turns. Thskis can't and don't want to go straight,they want only to carve...

 

 Whoever said they are softer it's BS.. The are one of the stiffest. About their weight the 2009-2010 were listed at 30lbs, but seemed a bit lighter than Head's, or Fischer's.. I've seen these years-2011 and they are still listed at 30 lbs. but feel alot heavier. My be because of the new X-TYPE bindings... Not to mention the bindings could be moved front and back to 7 different positions, depending on type of skiing you are going to use them for... Anyway, hope this helps..

post #3 of 4

Yes, the Atomic 2011 is probably the best ski I ever skied on so far. I have been a Rossignol only girl for ever. But I could not help it. I had to order the Atomic.. :)

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Thread Starter 

Wow, thank you! That was the review I was looking for, and secondary support!

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