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All mountain skis??

Postby ccunnin » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:26 pm

All mountain skis?
K2 Apache Recons or
Volkl AC3?
Similar prices for last years models.
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Re: All mountain skis??

Postby jrsummit » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:54 pm

ccunnin wrote:All mountain skis?
K2 Apache Recons or
Volkl AC3?
Similar prices for last years models.


I base this just on seeing them but never riding them, but in my unprofessional opinion I would choose the K2s for. They had a pretty good writeup on reviews last year. Although many people seem to dislike them for powder.

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Postby Lane Meyer » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:03 pm

I LOVE my Recons. They're an awesome all-mountain ski, IMO

Haven't tried the AC3 though, so I really can't say how they compare. However, the Recon is wider under foot, so it will float a little better come powder time. Never had any complaints about mine on a powder day. I think that comes down to the skier, though.
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Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:16 am

Although I mostly tele now on k2 Work Stinx, which I love, my alpine Volkls have always been a top notch ski.. I have a pair of Volkl 724s for a few years and they are probably the best ski It have ever skied. I completely rips. I can only imagine what the latest Volkl all mountain ski is like.. Probably amazing.. You probably cant go wrong with either setup.
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Postby skier25 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:27 am

I have the Volkl AC3 's. They are super stable at high speed, incredible edge hold on steep hard snow, and they are fast and manueverable. They rip the bumps too. However, in deep powder they are a little bit squirrely. I think the Volkl AC4 's might be a superior ski in terms of powder and crud. I bought the AC3 's because I already have powder/crud skis and I needed fast, steep skis with exceptional edges.
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Re: All mountain skis??

Postby Kiefer » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:31 am

ccunnin wrote:All mountain skis?
K2 Apache Recons or
Volkl AC3?
Similar prices for last years models.


I'd go with the Recons. I demoed the 2004 and 2005 models when I was up in Avon working in the ski shop at Garts. They handled mild bumps and groomers exceedingly well, very solid. Almost no chatter- albeit a little on hardpack. They seemed OK on pow but the're too narrow anyway for consistent pow use. I loved them.
Can't say much for Volkl. I've never cared for the brand. I use a pair of Atomics for all-mountain.

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