World Cup legend for long, high-speed radii at maximum edge pressure
Introduced in 1970 as the Renntiger, no other Völkl epitomises performance and success quite like the Racetiger. If you love super-fast, long turns with plenty of pressure on the edges, there’s not really any alternative. The Racetiger GS features Tailored Carbon Tips for the first time this coming season. Tailor-made carbon fibres allow the ski to be adapted to exactly the things it’s going to be used for. The strength and alignment of the fibres define the force you need to apply and the energy that builds up in exactly the right places, which means agile shovel reaction with a precise response the moment you initiate a turn. When you steer it, the new GS feels ultra-precise and controlled, and you need less power to do so. Its new characteristics are due to a discreetly shortened and flattened tip rocker and, most especially, its changed geometry, whose radius has been reduced by two metres. A narrower waist means more dynamic skiing and faster edge changes. Not only that, but the Racetiger GS is now available under 170 cm long – 168 cm to be precise. All this is perfectly rounded off by 3D Glass, two full layers of Titanal and our renowned multilayer wood core, as well as our new R-Motion 3 GW binding. A shortened plate combined with a wider hole pattern delivers stronger, more direct power transmission and helps you switch edges quicker. The real highlight, however, is that the two rear screws are no longer fixed, allowing the binding to slide freely and the ski to move harmoniously through the entire line of the bend, giving more edge grip without blocking.
Rocker: Tip Rocker
Core: Speedwall Multilayer Woodcore, Beech/Poplar 70/30
Base: P-Tex 4504
UVO is the first free-spinning vibration damper and applies cutting-edge vibration reduction technology to minimize harmful ski vibrations. It is inevitable that the ground under the ski will generate vibrations which, in turn, cause the sidewall to move in all directions. This significantly breaks the fluidity of skiing and makes it difficult to maintain the edge angle. The revolutionary UVO technology counteracts this phenomenon with its proven ability to dampen or reduce vibrations horizontally, vertically and over the length of the ski. Skiing becomes smoother and edge grip improves.
3D.GLASS is Völkl’s latest development to further improve the overall performance and stability of the ski even in critical snow conditions. Compared to traditional fiberglass construction, the three-dimensional, multi-folded fiberglass layers in the binding area generate stronger edge grip and much more lively rebound in turns.
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