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Salomon or Volkl... need some feedback

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I am looking for some feedback on either the Salomon Crossmax 9 Pilot or Volkl Supersport 4 Star Motion... will mostly ski the groomed runs and not push it to the extreme (don't want another knee reconstruction surgery) and would like a stable and forgiving ski... I have a chance at picking up the '04 Crossmax 9's (175cm) with 810ti bindings or '04 4 Star's (178cm) with M12 Motion bindings at a pretty good price... need some help on what would be the better ski to go with... also, at 6'2, 195lbs am I okay with the 175cm or 178cm length... thanks in advance for your help.
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for your size and wieght i'd go with the volkl's as they tend to be a bit stiffer overall if you can find the 5 stars at a good price they are superb tried some last season have to be honest not tried the 4 stars or the crossmax 9
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Guess that depends what you like - personally I don't get on with Volkl skis for some reason - though it probably isn't the stiffness or weight as my Atomics have that.
Go try them out (properly) and see what works for you - you may be surprised
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Welcome to snowHeads snowHead , tapar1.
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I prefer Volkls over Salomons as a rule and would also recommend trying the 5 Star. However Stuart's comment is very valid - try them all out on snow and go for the one you prefer.
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Red Dave, Are you going to be able to spend much time out here this season following your relocation??
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well, if its forgiving then it's dfinitely the Sally.

if it's stable its more the stability, go for volkl.

as you are a bigger guy, i doubt you'd have trouble with the volkl, where as you may find you can over power the sallys
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Hey PG, unfortunately not Crying or Very sad Unless I spend too much time over here and get made redundant Wink

I'm hoping to get out as much as I can - repping back in Flaine again in March for 2 weeks and will be there for a long w/e too. Will also plan a few more long weekends, as well as a week or 2 in Jan / Feb. Might make it out for Christmas too if I can find something at reasonable cost. I'm trying to arrange a work trip around Toussaint so I can stay the w/e and get up on the glacier in AdH!

If I get over to the Tarrentaise I'll let you know - it would be good to meet up again. Should be in La Tania (3V) at some point in Jan.
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tapar1,

I got the 5-stars and they easily handle my 195lbs (but without your height I'm afraid). I also reckon that they're pretty forgiving. You can give them a blast as they're great high speed carvers but are also ok for tootling around on when you're knackered.

I've not tried the 4-stars but I'd reckon that they could be too soft for your build.

If you're anywhere near the various indoor snow slopes this Saturday you could have a try of the 5-stars as Ellis Brigham are running a ski test day.
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I have the Voelkl V-Pro. The company is known to have the best wood cores in the industry (from their own woods). I would not buy anything but a wood core, much more durable and long lasting.
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