All Things Volant

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  1. Dave Petersen

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    All Things Volant

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    Snow Country April 1989
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    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    Joal Out on the slopes Skier

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    Never warmed up to the Volants as a brand and have never demoed any but I am going to try these 185 SINs. They are in really nice shape. Bases and edges are near immaculate. Camber looks true. Review says all mountain ski, great edge hold, not very quick, lost in the moguls, nice groomer ski. The bindings were mounted for maybe a 330 BSL and I am 305. Probably will re mount toe and heel but am wondering if I might be able to move just the toe. Looks like center of boot is at the narrowest part of the waist.

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    Those look cool though! I am more of a fan of the polished steel than the dull.
     
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    That's an FX-2 under the NSP paint. Top ice ski for it's day.
     
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    Unfortunately the polished steel ones are also the ones that are not full metal jacketed.

    I have a pair of SINs on the workbench that have completely lost the red fiberglass trim, it's like someone pulled the sidewalls out.
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    PowerKarve getting a core shot at Lake Louise...about 99-00?
     
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    I rescued a pair of 210cm Volants from the dump...... near mint- will ski em some day.
     
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    Volant was actually making some DH skis for Head to test back in the mid 90's. So may Volant's bent in the shovel, I truly think they were the inspiration for early rise or rocker.
     
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    I had a pair of the Volant powercarve ti’s around 2002, 73mm waist if IIRC. At that time I considered them to be my powder crud skis but they were more than that. Although they were pretty damp, heavy and lifeless for my taste, I found them to be a great all-around Ski that would also grip well on ice.
    They just seemed like they would plow through anything!
     
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    Two pairs of Volant . Machete 175cm. Gravity 68 180cm.
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    No one else is seeing sidewall pullout on the Atomic-built Sins?
     
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    ^I think that was one of the skis that was perimeter-weighted for stability.
     

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