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Ski Make: Rossignol
Ski Model: 9S Worldcup 2004
Ski Length: 165
Snow Conditions Used In: ice, corn snow, softpack, hardpack, new snow
Number of Days Used: about 15
Your Ability: Racing Coach/ Ex-racer
How Many Years Have You Been Skiing: 13
Avg. Days per Year Skiing: 40
Other Skis You Like: Rossi 9X WC, Atomic SL9, Atomic SX 11, Head iSL RD
Your Height/Weight: 5'8" 170 lbs
Comments: I got this ski to replace my 2001 9S Race Stocks, which delaminated sadly. Both skis are actually very similar, the main difference being the length (my old ones were 155). It is on the lighter end of the spectrum for slalom skis, and one of the easier to turn. Because the flex is so soft, it makes it extremely easy to switch edges, and makes the ski very nimble. The ski does not have a quick, powerful impulse like other slalom skis; it is more damp and smooth, something suited to my style. The length is great for me because of the extra stability over my old 155's. This ski is definitely suited to hard conditions and slalom turns. In anything else, there is not a whole lot of edge hold, and it makes it tough to get your body away from the skis. But when they hook up into hardpack or ice, they hold like crazy. This is definitely a course-specific ski, and I would not recommend it for freesking. It is way to soft, and only likes short turns, making the ski extremely exhausting. Overall, I am very happy with this ski because of its agility. It is not locked in any turn shape, and very "crankeable." If you need to turn at the gate, it will let you.