Hi folks! An open Q to some on the forums, especially the reviewers - all input welcome (props out to Wilcat, DawgCatching + TrekChick for all their consistent posts over the years).
I've always been a big fan of the Rossi de-tuned slalom ski 9S OVersize. It tends to get to soft for me after a season (6'1" 198) but skis unconscious for the first season. I can just step onto the Dyna/Rossi sweet spot and go (must be on my butt a bit :-) ). This is my fun ski and I coach a little house league or teach the friends' kids on it.
The straight WC race ski always just a bit extra pony for the early season and the detuned titanium ski usually what we call in Canada a "Go-er"...
I hear old faithful is getting pulled this year? My local shop is Blizzard (I posted an ask on these previous) so interested in like models. I have kids now, so most of my skiing has transitioned from Masters race and training to lots of turns on the local 300' hill -- and as an FYI, some of the most joyful, fun I've had skiing since I was a little kid.
Are rumours of the 9S Oversizes demise premature?
Anyone suggest a similar ski (my (S is 165cm. I've heard suggestions that shorter is more zippy, but can increase the chance of knee injury... ?)
Thanks guys! BRING ON THE SNOW, baby!