In the world of ski racing, it all comes down to the little details. Whether it's a mental edge you got from your coach, or a solid course inspection from a teammate, every little bit counts. It takes a lot of people to make for a successful ski run, but in the end it comes down to the athlete and their gear. Everything else is just noise and environment. So, if you need to be on the best gear in the world of giant slalom, the Volkl Racetiger GSR skis with the lifter and the UVO make a lot of sense. In the 178, we're getting the 23-meter radius, so be sure to hang on for a cool ride around the corners. Add to that a 10 mm plate and you're going to be able to create some serious edge angles. The lifter gives you a ton of leverage over the edges of your skis, and it'll allow you to really lean in deep and make pure, fast, and round turns. The UVO that comes on these skis will help you stay on your line, as it acts as a steering damper. Tip deflection and flap can lead to some awkward-looking turns out there, and the UVO keeps it all smooth and steady. When you tip the edges into the turn, the UVO starts to work-allowing you to really rip the turns around with confidence and poise. Stiff, with a burlier multi-layer wood core and dual-titanal laminates, the Volkl Racetiger GSR skis will not leave you wanting more out of your race gear.