Völkl Vertigo G4


Brand: Völkl
Modelyear: 2003

What do you think about Völkl Vertigo G4?
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Rich Mead
Rich Mead (Guest)
09/08/2011
Strenghts:
I bought these very lightly used (buyer claims only 10 days in powder conditions)in March 2011. The top sheets were almost pristine. I had them tuned after 1-2 days out. I ski in the East. I skied them mostly at Killington on packed powder and shallow powder. They were fine. No problem dealing with the 83cm under foot. I took them up to Jay Peak April 18 and they were very nice in 4" of fresh pow; great float and control. Next day skied skied them in the early afternoon mush at Sugarbush and they floated just fine.

Weaknesses:
I'm not sure. I'm not sure they are limited by the bumps. Skied them at Killington's Bear Mountain/Outer Limits in mid to late March in Spring like conditions and they were fine.

Summary:
I probably only have 5-6 days on them towards the end of this season. Ask me next February after I've put another 15-18 days on them. This is an excellent ski suitable also for AT/ Randonee or Telemark. I paid a $100 for them w/o bindings.

There were some fantastic skis made and sold in the early to mid 2000's. Do not be afraid to buy a pair.

Length on the ski: 168 cm
Riders weight: 70 kg
Riders length: 174 cm

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Q (Guest)
11/02/2005
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Tried a month ago a bunch of skis with about the same width as the G4. Still not found anything better. It's a bit heavy to drag up (Diamir Feeride is on) but better all-round performs you can look for. The 178 centimeters I think both provide good high speed stability and the ability to drive puckel electricity. another fast-paced surface. The longer gives more flow but becomes a bit clumsy for my taste.

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Riders weight: 85 kg

sacke_Soderberg
06/11/2004
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What's more to add? That it's awesome, maybe. Seems to be my lot to mention the actual insignificant torch: Aesthetic design. The design is beautifully styled and nicely styled just like the skid behaves, hardly tight and without crushing. Unfortunately, the sequel has taken a step back with brutal colors and too much characters!

Riders weight: 79 kg

Leder
22/10/2003 (Modified: 06/11/2007)
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Unfortunately, I have not been able to test them in pow but it will probably be. Have driven on it in a lot of a lot and can say that they are surprised to "whip" despite their measurements. There is more life in the G4 than in ex Crossmax 10. Can I imagine that it's a super ski for those who want to go with a couple of skis to the ski trip!

Riders weight: 68 kg

HitMe
24/01/2003
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Völkl Vertigo G4

The Völkl Vertigo G4 is now in a sint season, even if you count on the year under the name G41. Only the graphics and some small details have changed during these years. In addition, the ski will survive in the 2003/2004 model program, under the concise name 7/24 AX4. Much has been said about this ski, but I will still give me a thorough description.

When the G41 came, it was obviously considered a very wide ski run, pure by a clean offpiste skiing. Many were surprised by the nice piste characteristics. Since then, some melt water has moved underneath the bridges, and now skis with over 80mm in the waist are considered almost all-round. I would like to say that the G41 / G4 has been a precursor when it comes to showing that skis with a little extra width and flow in soft snow can also work in a relatively tough piste. Now there is a whole bunch of skis in the same width class with a little extra built-in stealth to handle the piste. Perhaps, however, the G4 is still in the 80-90mm waistline that delivers the most cutting, kick and grip.

The Völkl Vertigo G4 has dimensions 118-83-106 and a half-cap construction. In other words, there is a thin abs edge above the steel edge and then meets a cap up. Inside, it is a thin layer of titanium near the top and one nearest, a fiberglass box and the furthest of a solid wood core. The skid has a fairly pronounced bend even behind (twintip thus) and as it often gets on skis with these dimensions, the tip is also quite sturdy. It is therefore about relatively short length on the yard relative to the length of the ski itself. Below is a black P-tex 2000 coat and narrow racing steel edges. Relatively a race skate, one can not call the G4 hard, but compared to most of the classmates, it is clear that it is among the most stiffest and most stiffest.

The Vertigo G4 is in lengths 168, 178, 188 and 198. I have tried the three longer lengths and I have driven both alpine and telis. The 178 feels a bit smoother than the 188, but between the 18th and the 198th, the difference in rigidity in the middle of the ski is very small. It feels like the longer skid rather has a little extra front and back. Thus the 198 feels at the ends, especially forward, rather softer. In the back there is no doubt that all three lengths are very fast-paced. If you can just stay in the middle of the ski, it's no problem to burn in full with any of them. In fairly hard snow the cut is a bit from what a racing skid gives, but G4an is hardly made for competition and I have not actually met anyone who does not think the G4an has a fantasy good cut. If you only have a good technique, I think the G4 should be considered a fairly easy-going ski. Not as easy-going as the softest representatives in the class, but sufficiently easy to drive a rider with a relatively good technique to be able to ride the G4 completely. I'm pretty easy (67 kilos) and I do not think the G4 should be recommended to heavy skiers. To keep in mind is the more you drive the cable and the harder the snow is, the more heavy-duty the ski can feel. This is mostly a function of width, but also because of the fact that the ski is quite twisty. Especially if you drive telemark on the ski, it becomes difficult on hard surfaces if you do not make sharp turns.

In soft snow, G4an is almost a dream. There is enough cutting to suck in the swing, even if the snow does not push back so hard, yet enough stability and stiffness to burn it through the mood if you're in the mood.

Finally, the ski also works well in snowmobile conditions. There are, of course, more widespread skis, with even more flow, but for many, a skiing in the G4's wide range is a good compromise.

If we return to the choice of length, I think that how big turns you prefer and how much power you want to put on the ski, and how dependable you should be at low speed should determine. It divides a part in the character mell lengths as well. The 198 feels clearer, more dull and calm while the two shorter lengths give the experience of a more clever slide. Clearly, the 178 is clearly more playful, and in a little flat and maybe not so long, you can get a lot of fun from it, though it does not go as fast as you might want. If you drive in a terrain where it is fast and likes to push the ski bit, it gives 178 a bit too short radius, on the other hand. If you burn on where it is messy, I think the 198 gives a little extra welcome stailiness. The shorter the distance you choose, the more of the balance in the long run, you have to make sure to stand for yourself, as well. In piste, you can also turn up a longer variant of the G4 even in high speed and big turns thus get better grip and speed up. In addition, undoubtedly, a longer skis gives more flow in the sneeze. If you like 198cm tunes, you can choose a shorter, broader and softer one, but then, generally, you'll lose weight in punching. For many old racing races, I would think that a relatively long G4 might be the closest perfect free-ride companion. If you stand a bit more above the skis, and do not tilt too much in the hip, a slightly shorter length gives very good performance in relation to the power insert.

By the way, I have not used the G4 with stout heads without success. The skid is hardly among the lighter in the class, but if you want a skid that can handle most of the way down, it may be worth the extra workouts required to raise the G4 up the mountain.

Conclusion: Völkl Vertigo G4 is in all lengths 178, 188 and 198 a skid as for a skier who likes to sway a little. It is one of the better compromises between offpiste and pist, loose and hard as well as ease and performance on the market, I would think. By adjusting the choice of length, the G4's performance can be adapted to the driver's style and power effort. Looking for only after a light mistake and not after kick, cutting and grip, there are better options. For all skiers who track their cuts in most conditions and like a little response from their skis, the Völkl Vertigo G4 is definitely a ski to look more closely at.

Model year: 2001
Jonas_e
15/01/2003
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The G4an goes as the train. The skis are among the fastest on the skirt I tested, it is possible to ride safely as long as you have eaten his porridge and made his leg bend. I guess it fits a bit heavier rider best. I would like to fill the ski box with a pair of G4or next year.

Model year: 2002
Ajne
25/12/2002
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Possibly something colored after 14 years at Völkl. A genuine German handicraft. Does not agree that you have to be big and strong, with clever technology makes the ski work crazy. The ski is going to be speedy, then it works for you and not the other way around. With G4'an you have fun everywhere, a cannon board.

Model year: 2002
Dustbin_Dan
16/12/2002
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Going like the train, but I think they are too insensitive. This year, there are options that suit MIG better. (Head and Fischer, Salomon and V-pro) Classical Whale Trend though (a little tired feeling). Do not think I have problems with technology, strength and aggressiveness, but I'm probably too lazy simply. Would like to assume that it is one of the most overrated skis on the market. There are many G4 riders who would feel good of a pair of BigStix 84 instead.

Model year: 2002
Johan_Holmgren
15/12/2002
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This leak bit would easily get a sixth of five possible if you could. What a cruel shot it worked in a symbiosis with a self .. Cruel simply.

Model year: 2001
NickH
02/12/2002
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Stay with everyone who gave the ski full rating. A wonderful ski for aggressive and a bit heavier rider who might be more powerful on dazzling technology. However, I must strongly oppose Herman Muston's views on the new look. A clearly more bland design has made the skid almost meshed in appearance consistent with the previous year, radiating raw and primitive strength. In short, it looks freaking out.

Model year: 2001