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    New keyboard?!


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    Always been his style, as far as I remember.

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    Always been his style, as far as I remember.
    He...had...been...using..periods...in...place...of ...spaces...because...his...space bar...wasn't...working...!

    But it looks like that is resolved


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    FWIW - I plan to get the Volkl RTM 81 as my groomer/hard pack ski this season. I did an all day demo last year at Sugarbush and was amazed at how they hold an edge and make you want to ski fast. I have retired an old pair of Fischer RX-8's that were my usual hard pack ski. My daily driver is the Volkl Bridge that I skied over 40 days last year in all kinds of conditions and terrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWF-VT View Post
    FWIW - I plan to get the Volkl RTM 81 as my groomer/hard pack ski this season. I did an all day demo last year at Sugarbush and was amazed at how they hold an edge and make you want to ski fast. I have retired an old pair of Fischer RX-8's that were my usual hard pack ski. My daily driver is the Volkl Bridge that I skied over 40 days last year in all kinds of conditions and terrain.
    Just curious - since these are fully rockered, did you find them to be wobbly at speed when you were going straight (i.e. when the ski was not on edge?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Savemeasammy View Post
    Just curious - since these are fully rockered, did you find them to be wobbly at speed when you were going straight (i.e. when the ski was not on edge?)


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    That was not an issue or anything that I noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savemeasammy View Post
    Just curious - since these are fully rockered, did you find them to be wobbly at speed when you were going straight (i.e. when the ski was not on edge?)


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    I noticed the wander-y feel while straightlining on a demo set of 170 RTM 84s. I got used to it though. Pretty good ski.

    The next season I tried the same ski in a 177 and noticed it much less. I found it less fun in that length, though. The same day I tried the 177 K2 Rictor 82s and enjoyed them more. They felt planted and playful.

    If I get a chance to demo the 81s cheap I definitely will.

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    The reason I wondered is because I demoed some atomic Blackeye's, which have tip and tail rocker. I noticed they were squirrelly at speed when going straight (this was in skied-off soft powder which still allowed the skis to float a bit). They were also in the low 160's, so they were definitely on the short side.


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