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I’m looking for a pair of recreational slalom skis to ski short groomed Midwest hills and to help with the high school race team.  For 2013 these Rossignols Radical 9SL TI TPX (http://www.rossignol.com/US/US/radical-9sl-slantnose-ti-tpx_RA2BN02_product_alpine-men-skis-race.html)  seem to best fit the bill.  Does anybody have any opinions or, better yet, experience on this ski?  Other recommendations?

 

Thanks.

 

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I have not skied the 9SL. Have you checked out the Volkl Racetiger Speedwall SL?

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I currently have a pair of Blizzard SL Race Mag IQ which I use for club racing and for free skiing afterwards.  I love these little skis.  You just think turn, and you are there.  Also fun in the bumps and will actually hold a GS line fairly well.  I am skiing them in a 160 as I have a GS race ski as well but I think the 167 would make a great all around ski for midwestern groomers.

 

Good Luck,

 

Rick G

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Since today, I now own a pair but have not skied it yet... I've got it in exchange of an Avenger 82 ti that I bought last year and that had a little defect...

The only thing I know is that it has a great reputation here north of Mtl...Looking foward to ski it!

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I’m looking for a pair of recreational slalom skis to ski short groomed Midwest hills and to help with the high school race team.  For 2013 these Rossignols Radical 9SL TI TPX (http://www.rossignol.com/US/US/radical-9sl-slantnose-ti-tpx_RA2BN02_product_alpine-men-skis-race.html)  seem to best fit the bill.  Does anybody have any opinions or, better yet, experience on this ski?  Other recommendations?

 

Thanks.

 

I have a 166cm pair that I got toward the end of last season.  I skied about 6 days on them here at Jackson Hole.  I liked 'em so much that I even skied them out of bounds last March.  They are fantastic skis for conditions where there's a firm base, whether that's groomers, mild bumps, or set-up off-piste.

 

It's a powerful, quick, precise ski that - I believe - is way more versatile than most people would have you think.

 

You have to be somewhat skeptical of my opinions, however, because I'm an on-mountain rep for Rossignol AND I like narrow skis.  Full disclosure. wink.gif

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