I am a very good skier, but not an expert skier (read as: ski everywhere, but not as fast or perfect in the bumps or off piste as in groomed). I think I'm better than 90% of the skiers on the mountain, but the 10% that are better than me are WAY better. I would rate myself as a strong 7, maybe a soft 8.
I ski almost exclusively out west (Vail, Park City, Whistler). I end up skiing everything in a given day, including groomed blues and black, moguled blues, occasionally I'll ski moguled blacks and very occasionally I end up off piste. I have good form, rarely fall and ski fast on groomed, but more caustiously in the bumps.
I'm looking to only have one pair of skis and have heard good things about both the Atomic R11, R10 and R9. Any review of these skis compared to each other would be very helpful.
The only bad thing I've heard about the R11 is that the tail is stiff, but I don't know how big of a difference from the R10 and R9 that makes. What I lose in the bumps with the tail being stiff, do I gain elsewhere? Also, how big of a difference is there between these three skis in bumps?
[ March 25, 2003, 12:51 PM: Message edited by: debner ]