gs skis but not for racing, what's on the market? and what would you buy?

markojp

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The atomics feel lighter under foot. Not quite as powerful, but for a lighter or finesse skier, they'd be a great choice. All of these are really good skis!
 

Awalkspoiled

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My old SGs (first generation Kastle SG 208) were one of the first skis to come with a factory 0.5 base bevel. I still ski them occasionally, and yes, every modern ski is easier to ski. BTW, mine were not light. They had three layers of steel in them, along with wood and rubber (later years went to SG "light" :P with some kind of magnesium alloy).
That White/Red Castle SG is my favorite ski ever. Had essentially no speed limit and stayed smooth through everything (partly by just bashing everything out of the way.) I had 212s and 208s but on both the shovels eventually bent up - probably too much bashing through rolling terrain on what what basically an aluminum ski. Sure, any decent current 183 would outrun them in every circumstance, but few offer that same sense of invincibility.
 
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