The 2018 Volkl Racetiger GS Jr skis are a great junior race ski with early rise in the tips for quicker turn initiation, full sidewalls and a titanium sheet. They come with a pre-mounted Marker Junior Race Plate. Volkl continues their great tradition of strong race skis that provide agile turning and superior edge hold, along with a progression of sizes for growing athletes. This year's Volkl Racetiger GS Jr skis are unchanged, (as far as construction) from last years. The only change is in cosmetics in the top sheet.
SAME SKI AS 2019 EXCEPT FOR GRAPHICS
New USSA regulations for 2017-18 for U14's through U21's require a GS ski that is greater than 17 meters in radius, with no ski length requirement. This is a giant departure from the previous rules of 30 meters for men and >25 meters for USSA men and ladies. U12 and younger athletes can ski the 148cm and shorter skis if desired.
2018 Volkl GS Jr USSA U21, U19, U16 and U14 legal:
171: 105-65-93 (>17m radius)
166: 103-65-91 (>17m radius)
161: 102-65-90 (>17m radius)
156: 100-65-89 (>17m radius)
2018 Volkl GS Jr USSA U12 legal:
148: 101-65-90 (>14m radius)
140: 99-65-88 (>14m radius)
Volkl Junior race skis come from the manufacturer's factory race room set at a 1 degree base bevel, and a 2 degree side angle. Peak Performance recommends for Junior GS skis a 1 degree or .7 degree (for more aggressive and skillful racers) base bevel, 3 degree side angle, sidewalls pulled from the edge, and race wax applied. In our drop-down menu above, we offer several levels of race preparation to choose from as options. Please refer to the Race Tuning & Services
page for more information and advanced options, and in your order notes please tell us what base angle you prefer if you are choosing the Elite or World Cup Prep add on. Premium prep does not include base edge modification.
The Volkl JR GS ski requires the use of Marker bindings. The Marker XCell series has taken binding performance to a whole new level. The Marker XCell 12 is the preeminent junior race binding for this ski. For JR boot sole dimensions, size 21 and down, the Marker Race Jr 8 bindings work for skiers weighing less than 75 lbs. Marker also offers a lighter weight version of the race binding called the Race 10 TCX which can be appropriate for light weight U12 and U10 athletes with an adult boot sole lug.
A smooth damp feel and effortless power transmission are what Volkl Racetigers are known for. The Volkl Racetiger skis are the professional brand of ski for accomplished World Cup ski racers Laurenne Ross, Stefano Gross, Eva-Maria Brem and Francesca Marsaglia. Volkl Racetiger GS Jr 2018 skis will take your young athlete through the sizing progression with ease.