gorbdawggybrenti’m definitely thinking of these 2 but like what do race skis have that i will be missing out on ?
a_pla5tic_bagI said the same thing to myself for years - that I should buy a race ski, it'll be fun, I'm sure. For reference, I have magnus 90s and JJs, and I've skied some sakana like skis like the older icelantic shaman. I wanted to make sure I didn't get overlap in my quiver and I figured there's no point in not going all in so I bought Atomic S9s.
It's a blast. I don't think you'll ever get this much performance from a non-race style ski. The slalom turn radius is really fun. You won't look hip to the NS crowd but nobody will be ripping turns as hard as you can.
Metal laminate all-mountain skis still don't have the power, precision, and stability that a commercial (non-FIS) race ski offers. As much as I love my new Maverick 88 Ti, it's not a Redster G9. Similar to what pla5tic said, you will just be more locked in and ripping, even when the snow is bulletproof. It will give you a whole new level of confidence and they are super fun when there hasn't been any new snow in a while. A great way to keep things interesting and new when conditions would normally be "boring".