Ski Test Volkl Racetiger GS Pro R18

Ski Test Volkl Racetiger GS Pro R18

Ski Test Volkl Racetiger GS Pro R18

Level: Expert and recreational racing. Ideal for hard snow and carving longer turns.

Tester: Edoardo Brignone, Italy

Images: Rory Edwards

Ski Test Volkl Racetiger R 18

Edoardo Brignone

Edoardo skied on the Volkl Racetiger GS Pro for a month at Cardrona Alpine Resort with a mixture of race coaching, running gates and freeskiing. A former FIS racer and fully qualified Maestro di Sci with Eurotest, race and telemark qualifications, Edoardo rated the ski for its versatility and stability:

“The ease in handling this ski makes them fun both at high and low speeds. The Racetiger gives you security even on the hardest snow, despite losing some stability in ice conditions.
“Perfect for medium and wide turns, a good elasticity allows a good response from the ski at the end of each turn.
A light and handy ski that, thanks to a shovel that is not too wide (114mm), facilitates the change of edges and turn initiation.”

Specifications: 175 cm (114_69_97) R18.3 with some tip rocker.

Construction: Speedwall Multi Layer wood core, with extra-hard wood located just behind the sidewall. 69mm width under the foot,  pre-mounted 10 mm World Cup Plate and UVO 3D  vibration damper.

The Racetiger has its construction based on Volkl’s World Cup range of race skis and is manufactured at the company’s factory in Straubing, Germany. The same technical specifications are used for the Volkl Deacon, the company’s most recent product which has become one of the industry’s most sought after new high-performance recreational ski.

The first models of the Volkl Racetiger (aficionados of the marque will even be able to recall the Renntiger from the 1980’s)  appeared in the early 2000’s and after some experimentation with a capped topsheet has returned to a more race traditional sandwich construction.

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