Originally Posted by rones
When I spoke to the Atomic rep, he further explained the S/LT11s. The ST11s are exactly the SL9, with a different colour. The LT11s, however, are a GS race carve with a less agressive sidecut than the GS11 (radius of 19 m, I believe) or SX11 (17.5 raqdius). But they hold just as well.
As for your discussion about the extensive lines of Atomic pseudo-race skis, the SL/GS9s are for advance skiers, but are not as solid on a course. The SL/GS11ms are as close to an Atomic race ski without getting race stock. the S/LT11s were designed for the female FIS skiers, hence the more versatile sidecut.
thanks for your input.
You might be correcting even the official Atomic catalog (?) which says:
ST 11: 123-65-103/160 cm/11 m vs. SL 9: 117-65-103/160 cm/11 m
It´s impossible that such two skis would have the same radius.
Otoh, it´s not impossible that they intentionally differ the tip dimensions (ST:11 the maximum width, SL:9 the real width at the contact point) to present a wide variety of sidecuts.
More probably, it could be just an error. They often appear in catalogs, the highest error rate has - IMO - one French manufacturer
Has anyone compared/measured? Any other explanation?
Unfortunately, I can´t agree that LT:11 are skis for female FIS racers. With radius 15-17 m they are not real race skis for such a level.
That Atomic female racers (might) have GS skis with LT:11 topsheet is a different story.
None of our concers. You loved the LT:11s and that counts.