In racing, the difference between glory and anonymity is usually the breadth of an eyelash. That's why ski racers -whether they be World Cup stars like Daron Rahlves or weekend warriors like us-go to great pains to pick exactly the right ski. Before you choose, however, you'll have to decide what kind of ski best suits your needs.
Do you want a do-it-all, one-stop-shop of a race ski? Or are you a self-professed race head who needs two pairs for every discipline? Do you like a GS ski that kicks back?
A slalom ski that lays down? Click on the link to the right (Slalom Race Skis 2003 or Giant Slalom Race SKis 2003) and choose your ride. (Note: Prices listed here are suggested retail; dimensions are tip-waist-tail, in mm; lengths are in cm.)