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Stockli laser SC vs Volkl RaceTiger SC Black

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How big are the hills that you typically ski and how big are the turns that you want to ski? All the skis mentioned are really short-turn carving skis. In Europe, they are not the norm for Level 2 training and exams. Usually, skis with a 16+ m radius are recommended. Most people get a cheater GS ski (Racetiger GS, Rossi Hero Elite LT, Atomic Redster G9 Revoshock etc.). Sometimes a mid-radius ski can be used too (Redster X9S, Head WCR e-Race etc.). Especially for moguls, terrain skiing, and rhythm changes, these longer-radius skis are preferred over SL-type skis.
I am not sure if Level 2 means the same in the US, but if it does, there definitely is a reason behind longer radiuses being recommended for that kind of skiing. The only time you see instructors on SL skis is on indoor slopes, really.
 

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How big are the hills that you typically ski and how big are the turns that you want to ski? All the skis mentioned are really short-turn carving skis. In Europe, they are not the norm for Level 2 training and exams. Usually, skis with a 16+ m radius are recommended. Most people get a cheater GS ski (Racetiger GS, Rossi Hero Elite LT, Atomic Redster G9 Revoshock etc.). Sometimes a mid-radius ski can be used too (Redster X9S, Head WCR e-Race etc.). Especially for moguls, terrain skiing, and rhythm changes, these longer-radius skis are preferred over SL-type skis.
I am not sure if Level 2 means the same in the US, but if it does, there definitely is a reason behind longer radiuses being recommended for that kind of skiing. The only time you see instructors on SL skis is on indoor slopes, really.
The OP settled on a ski way back in post #19.

FYI, Level 2 in the US is a pretty low bar in the skiing department.
 

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The OP settled on a ski way back in post #19.

FYI, Level 2 in the US is a pretty low bar in the skiing department.

Dude, were you in my last "How to offend everybody with one sentence" seminar? I don't recall seeing a payment from you.
Fair enough. I'll try again.

FYI, US Level 2 candidates, as discussed early in the thread, probably need to emphasize precision in low speed maneuvers more than being solid at speed. So a GS style ski is not such an obvious choice for them.

How's that?
 

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Tell op to dig deep and get some better skills and real skis and move on. Oh was that already taken care of?
 

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