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    Source for determing ski radius?

    I'm usually pretty good at internet searches but I'm stymied. I've been trying to determine the radius of several models of Atomic Race skis and I can't find a site that does that. Instead, I've been able to find some of the info from eBay ads, online retailers etc. Maybe one of you can point me in the right direction or fill in the blanks (or correct the errors)

    Model---------length-------radius---------comments
    9:12 ------------ 160-------------? -----------older model that I own
    9:20 ------------ 180-------------?------------older model that I own
    SL11m -----------160------------14
    GS11m-----------176----------->21----------race stock that I own
    GS11m-----------176------------18 -----------production model
    GS9m ------------170------------14?----------I demoed last year and liked
    LT11m------------170------------16.5
    ST11m------------160-----------11

    A few weeks ago I posted a thread on my frustration with my GS racing. After having some success in our Monday Night Race series two seasons ago on the 9:12s I switched to the 9:20s and ultimately to the GS11ms reasoning that I should be using GS skis on a GS course. My performance got progressively worse. I went back to the 9:12s and things have improved but not to where I would like. The race course we use on Mondays and the NASTAR course at Okemo are set with turns too tight (for me anyway) to use a >21m race stock ski. The 9:12s are too short and too tight a radius for the conditions. Now I'm thinking I would have been better off with the GS9m in a 170 length.

    I just looked at the sales receipt for the GS11ms and discovered I paid $823 including tax and 6:14 bindings. I promised the child bride that I wouldn't increase the quiver until I sold an existing pair. When you add in my all mountain skis, freestyle snowboard, GS board, SL board, etc., the garage looks like Play It Again Sports.

    You folks have never been reluctant to share your thoughts. Fire away!

    p.s. I have no objections to Volkl, Rossignol, Fischer, etc. I just have no experience with them.
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    Pat,
    PM me your email address. I'll email you an Excel calculator to determine the radius of any ski. Simply plug in the length, tip, waist and tail measurements.

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    e-mail address

    Did so. Thanks!

    Any recommendations as to what I should be skiing on?
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    Well, judging by how you write on the internet........

    I'd say a 175 or so, retail version GS race ski should fit the bill. 18 m radius, give or take a couple meters.

    I also give internet medical advice if anyone needs it.... :D
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    Pat, I was just looking over your list again.... I gotta believe that those 176 GSm's are the right tool. Can you get in a race camp for a day or something? I know you can make those work well, but without seeing you ski a course I can't really make recommendations.
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    Race skis

    Hi Jamie,

    I got the spreadsheet - thanks!

    I'm going to try to get out to at least one day of the MSRT clinic at Steamboat (depends on whether or not some family members can make it up there to ski with me). I'm willing to stick with the GS11m if I can make them work. I've never seen a video of myself in a race course other than on a snowboard. Some good coaching sure can't hurt.

    Having said that, the most confident I've ever felt on a NASTAR course was on the GS9m in a 170 length.
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    Jamie,

    Can you spread the love on that spreadsheet?? :wink:
    Stupidity should be painful!

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    I just need your email address.....
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    Interesting deal on eBay

    The auction is running out but these skis are intriguing:

    http://tinyurl.com/bclzd

    I'm not sure what it means by Pro Model and 14 meters is probably too tight a radius for what I want but they do look spiffy!
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    Re: Interesting deal on eBay

    Originally posted by patmoore
    The auction is running out but these skis are intriguing:

    http://tinyurl.com/bclzd

    I'm not sure what it means by Pro Model and 14 meters is probably too tight a radius for what I want but they do look spiffy!
    Pat,

    Don't worry about the auction running out -- they (or another pair just like them) will be up there again (trust me, I check ebay all the time, and there are constantly new skis like this popping up!)- just keep checking e-bay, you should be able to get a good pair inexpensively - although I agree with Jamie that the GS 11 176's could work for you too.

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