If you go with race stock look at using a womens or masters (non FIS) GS ski will be infinity nicer for day to day cursing and ripping on the piste, im a big chap 6'4 and 220 and I had no issues on the high end shop piste skis such as the Salomon 24 hours. Pay attention to the radius you dont want a huge FIS spec mens radius on piste for day to day. Ive had the joy of using full race stock with metal plates etc and while is fun on an open slope they get tiring very fast when its busy and bumpy. Be sensible and go with a high end piste ski.
Thanks K2. That was a few years ago. I've been working on laying it down like Ligity. That was a dull 1 & 3 tune. Still OK on soft snow. I just got a 4 degree side plate for my side of BEAST Pro. I think a 2 base and 4 side will help me to get lower. I'm gonna' try that tune on those skis. Salomon 1080 Spaceframes. I tune all my skis to a 1 base and a 3 side now. BTW I really can lay down on my JJ's. Took me a few days to figure them out, but I did. All the Bachelor crew have seen me do it. They are really fat so reading the base while I lay 'em over is easy! :-)
Anyway, a good hand tune will help anyone to ski better if they try, and can put the skis on their side. A bad tune can make the best skier suck. I got a pair of Salomon Street Racers. I tried them with a wax only because the tune did not look to bad. Big mistake. I hated those skis. Could not make them turn. Then I did a total tune on them. I charge $70.00 for a full on tune. Go figure! I paid $60.00 for them. After the hand tune....holly shit! I frickin love those skis! I never took a lesson in my life. I have gotten' a few "pointers" along the way that helped me a lot, but that's it.
Thin edges are the norm on race skis. Don't know the SLX, but thin edges are not a bad thing.
Time for me to work on skis. Se ya later.
All those skis you posted are awesome skis for sure! He already got a pair of Rossi Expierence 88's. Nice skis too, but no sintered base on those. He will have to wax them every time because they are an extruded base ski.
The thread has been hijacked for the most part. That's how these things go. I don't own a pair of head skis yet myself. I did learn on head standards though! They were my sisters! I have worked on some race stock heads and they were very nice indeed! They sucked up wax like a sponge! I have a pair of Volkls in my shop now. Unlimited someting or the other. They do have a sintered base so I'll box the hell out of them.
BTW, I know a more than few young racers who are what I call "Crossovers" . They are not "stuck up". They can ski park and pow really good, also they know how to carve the shit out of it!
This thread is officially hijacked! Be good and race away!