2019 Volkl Racetiger WC FIS SL Skis
2019 Volkl Racetiger WC FIS SL Skis

2019 Volkl Racetiger WC FIS SL Skis

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There are varying opinions on how to best size skis, but the general rule for modern ski length is between the skier's chin to the top of the head, depending on the type of skiing and the ability of the user. The guidelines below are for race skis and start with the athlete's height, which you add or subtract length based on discipline, gender, weight, age, and ability of the racer. These are loose guides and you should consult your local coach or ski expert for more specific recommendations.

FIS Race Ski Sizing Guidelines

FIS regulations change frequently, so it is best to consult with your coach or local ski expert before making a final purchase. Please see the current USSA/FIS Equipment Rules for specific age and circuit rules.

Non-FIS Race Ski Sizing Recommendations

Slalom (SL) skis are generally measured between the chin and nose. Giant Slalom (GS) are generally a bit longer and are measured between the nose and top of the head. Lighter weight and less experienced skiers may want to go with a ski that is a bit shorter than the chart below. The opposite is applied to heavier or more aggressive ski racers and you may want to go a bit longer. Again these are only loose recommendations and you should consult with your local ski expert for more specific advice.

NON-FIS Race Ski Sizing Guidelines

Racer Height
Inches
Racer Height
Centimeters
Approx. Ski Length (cm)
45 - 48 114 - 122 100 - 115
49 - 52 125 - 132 110 - 125
53 - 56 135 - 142 120 - 135
57 - 60 145 - 152 130 - 145
61 - 64 155 - 163 140 - 155
65 - 68 165 - 173 150 - 165
69 - 72 175 - 183 160 - 175
73 - 76 185 - 193 170 - 185

Sizing Considerations:

  1. Consult FIS, USSA, and other level appropriate regulations.
    Click here for 2018-2019 USSA/FIS Equipment Rules
    Click here for 2019-2020 FIS SPECIFICATIONS FOR ALPINE COMPETITION EQUIPMENT
  2. Racer's height to weight ratio - a heavier racer may need a longer ski.
  3. Racer's ability level and preference - more advanced skiers can generally handle longer length skis which can be more stable at higher speeds.
  4. Growth of the athlete - you may want to consider sizing up a little if you want to get multiple years out of a younger racer's skis, although most coaches agree that skiing on a slightly shorter ski the second year is preferable to skiing on a ski that is too long.
  5. Coach's recommendations.

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Description & Features

Völkl's 157 and 165 World Cup SL skis have shapes and  constructions derived directly from the models used on the World Cup circuit. For both FIS and USSA level skiers, these no-compromise skis provide winning technology for the best possible performance. FIS approved.

Features

  • FIS Approved SL Race Skis
  • UVO 3D Dampening
  • Powered by Titanium (3 layer)
  • Full Sensor Wood Core
  • Full Sidewall for easy tuning
  • World Cup Plate
  • Race Finish
  • Full Camber
  • Recommended Binding (sold separately): Marker Race X-Comp 18 or Marker X-Cell 16 Binding

Volkl Racetiger World Cup FIS SL Ski Chart

NORM LENGTH (cm) Sidecut
(Tip / Waist / Tail)
RADIUS (m)
Men's SL 165 118 / 65 / 101 R=13
Women's SL 157 116 / 65 / 100 R=13

Technical Info

POWERED BY TITANIUM

Constructed of extra thin and strong aluminum alloy providing perfect dampening characteristics. The titanium setup makes the ski agile and dynamic, especially friends of a hard, fast, and aggressive riding style benefit from the quick response of this construction.

ULTIMATE VIBRATION OBJECT 3D (UVO.3D)

UVO.3D is the first freely rotating, vibration damper to apply cutting-edge vibration dampening technology to minimizing disruptive ski vibration.

The terrain or surface below the ski inevitably generates vibrations, which in turn set the shovel in particular into motion in all directions. This significantly disrupts the smoothness of the ski-ride, and makes it harder to hold an edge.

The revolutionary UVO technology counteracts this, with proven dampening or reduction of vibrations in the horizontal and vertical directions as well as along the length of the ski. The ride becomes smoother and the edge grip improves.

FULL SENSOR WOOD CORE

In the Full Sensor Wood Core construction a compact wooden core is integrated from the ski tip to the ski tail providing power and energy along the entire ski's length. The result is optimum support and responsiveness for skiers with a good feeling for the snow and slopes and seek intuitive feedback from their skis.

FULL CAMBER

A smooth, gradual bend from tip to tail, with matching sidecut and flex. Full Camber gives the skier all the benefits of added maneuverability in soft snow while also delivering smooth, graceful arcs on groomed terrain. As soon as the ski is on edge, the skier gains uninterrupted edge contact. The more the ski is on edge, the more effective the edge becomes. The resulting smoothness and predictability is truly uncanny.

RACE FINISH

For a better grip in fast and tight turns World Cup skis come with a special race finish edging. While the SL models feature 0.7° on the base and 87.6° on the side, the GS models come with a 0.8° base and 87.6° on the side.