Intermediate level piste skier
WJ's rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
"I like to ski comfortably on piste, but the ski's stability is important. After 3 decades of skiing I am experienced and my technique is fine. I go faster than average, but I don't push it to the limit. And I like a ski that looks cool."
My favourite piste skis:
1. Head i.Supershape Rally
2. Head Prestige
3. Salomon X-Race 165cm
To all my reviews
This Völkl Racetiger Speedwall GS is a delicious ski! I took the Speedwall GS out for testing in perfect conditions: nice sunshine and a perfectly prepared piste. Corduroy slopes and hardly any people around.To initiate a turn is quick and easy on this ski. Getting out of the turn the Völkl Racetiger Speedwall GS has that sharp acceleration, you expect from every well-performing race carver. As all race carvers go, this is a piste only ski. Therefore it is good to find out that the Racetiger Speedwall GS is very good on-piste. It carves really nice big turns without too much effort. Shorter turns are even better. And allways the skis will let you stay in control.
Rocking in all piste conditions
Although I am more of a slalom ski lover myself, I really enjoyed this giant slalom ski. It felt like the Speedwall GS gave all the energy I put into it, right back at the end of the carve turn. Personally though I like my ski to be more comfortable. So although this is a very good ski, I only reward it with 3 stars.
Head about the i.Supershape Rally
"The giant slalom powerhouse with Speedwall and dual Titanal layers. Predestined for extreme speeds and long turns on ice-covered extreme slopes.", according to Völkl. Yes, that's all true. Maybe a little exagerated, but basically true. And again, it is a very good ski, but not for me. I am not predestined for extreme speeds and extreme slopes.
Fischer RC4 Worldcup RC Pro is very similar, a rigid, stable and fast giant slalom ski for the technically highly skilled skier.
Atomic Redster D2 GS: is not as stiff and less demanding.
Head I.Supershape Speed: fast and precise as well.