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16.2
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Völkl Racetiger RC UVO reviews 2017

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Best Accessibility/Performance!

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

The Racetiger RC UVO from Völkl is not the best performer, nor the most playful or the easiest ski in the selection, but it's the ski that combines all these qualities with the greatest consistency.

The first thing the reviewers noted is that the Racetiger RC is happy on every type of slope, every type of snow, in all rides and radiuses. The quality of this performance-oriented ski is amazing. As one reviewer put it, "it's versatility at its purest!"

The ski gives a feeling of freedom: you can go where and how you like. The Racetiger RC manages every situation with extreme panache: carves, slides, skids, long and short turns, soft snow, hard pack... all that's left is to enjoy yourself.

Performance is very good although it doesn't match up to that of the Hero Elite. Once in the turn, the ski is very stable with solid pressure. Its grip is good or even excellent in long turns at full speed when the ski is obviously very happy.

The PROSKILAB™ reviewers noted a slight lack of character however, and the need for engagement in short-radius turns when the ski was more physical. In particular, the front rocker slightly hampered its speed in turn initiation as well as its liveliness.

"I loved it", "super ski", "good ski", "fantastic"... there's no doubt, the reviewers all loved the Racetiger RC! It's a pure pleasure machine for good to very good riders looking for a top-performing and very versatile ski for sports-oriented performance on the pistes, without necessarily wanting a tool that's too lively.

Review: Pros

  • Very good overall performance
  • Exceptional versatility
  • Excellent accessibility, intuitive handling
  • Overall comfort
  • Good long turn qualities
  • Sound and reassuring behaviour, stability

Review: Cons

  • Slight lack of character and vivacity
  • A bit more physical in short-radius turns

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.3
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
15.3

Who's it for?

Intermediate+ → Excellent

Manufacturer's remarks

The weight of the Racetiger RC has been optimised with the UVO technology, a Tip Rocker profile and FULL SENSOR WOODCORE that shines in long radius turns with a powerful, fluid and extremely stable glide. The new xMOTION bindings also increase power transmission.

Features of the Racetiger RC UVO

Brand : Völkl
Model : Racetiger RC UVO
Year : 2017
Family : Piste performance
Size tested : 175 cm
Tip size : 119 mm
Waist size : 72 mm
Tail size : 101 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2016