I'm bying new skis and I hesitate between the two. I've been skiing on
Gs skis for years and I'm not sure which will give me the best turns at
high speed. Help please.
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Why not consider a brand that spends less on marketing, and sells the skis
cheaper. From your choices I'll assume you are relatively big (at least,
compared to 150 lbs. of me) and want to go really fast.
How about some Atomic Betacarves, or even better, Olin DSCR or DSNT
(fantastic ski). Also worth considering might be some K2 Four's, depends
on what you want to use them for.
: I'm bying new skis and I hesitate between the two. I've been skiing on
: Gs skis for years and I'm not sure which will give me the best turns at
: high speed. Help please.
>I'm bying new skis and I hesitate between the two. I've been skiing on
>Gs skis for years and I'm not sure which will give me the best turns at
>high speed. Help please.
Just so you know I'm not just spoutinng off I've been a alpine race coach
for the past couple of years as well as an instructor for the last 7.
Level III instructor and level II coach(CSIA - CSCF) The point of that
was this is well informed advice. You say you've been on GS board for
several years. First the skiis you are talking about are RACE skiis.
Unlike GS skiis of old, this new generation are much stiffer in the tail
and torsionally rock solid. This is because World Cup courses have gotten
turnier and the racers need a ski with some snap comming out off a turn.
These characteristics make the skii difficult on steep bumpy terrain and
in deep powder. You could buy these skiis and cruise groomed in the east
or west and be happy, but if want venture off-piste, I would recommend you
look at the Viper X fro Rossi, and any of the Force 9 line from Salomon.
Both perform extemely well in all conditions, and are a much more user
friendly. They still go fast very well, the only differnce is in a course
and unless you are a racer you're not going to be able to tell the
difference. I coach and teach in B.C. and have my skiis provided by
Dynastar. The G9 race GS I have is only on my feet while gate training or
teaching high end stuff. The rest of the time I'm on the X9 which is the
same ski, but slightly softer. Having skied all three skiis the Rossi is
very single minded, just wants to go, not bad in the bumps and it won't
break because of construction. Salomon, even more single minded, race
only. Dynastar, more versatile than the rest, won't break in the bumps and
is lighter than the other two. Whew! DIdn't mean to write that much! Good
luck. (Look at the All-Mountain category)
14. Rossi EX's