The Ski Magazine reviews tell the story...go with Atomic...Bode Miller, Darron Rhalves, and the Herminator can't be wrong:
Atomic GS:11 -- Yikes. One of the very strongest skis overall in the category, Atomic's off-the-rack killer app is a real World Cup race ski that's actually fun to freeski. The construction is classic Atomic: Two half-cylindrical, magnesium-reinforced Beta lobes
comprise the ski's core, giving it huge edge-grip and snap out of the turn. Howard marvels at its "stunning power." But the best thing about this cruise missile is its top score in Forgiveness. "It's sweet and comfortable as well as powerful," says Forland. "It's Brutus Beefcake with a feminine flair," says Sheinberg. The GS:11 may be World Cup-ready, but it's a true joy for accomplished experts who also want a high-speed cruiser.
Average score: 3.9http://www.skimag.com/skimag/buyers_...ki1050,00.html
Rossignol 9X World Cup RK: When you're building a GS race ski for both the masses and the elite, here's what you want to hear from former Olympians: "This is my pick for a run down the course," says Livran. "It's great for racing, but it's also fun as a high-speed freeski." Or this: "Allows for individual expression," says Sheinberg. "Friendly and easygoing, but if you get aggressive, it's right there with you." The 9X's composite RK plate melds pure performance with user-friendliness, and its classic sandwich-construction makes it one of the best in the test at going, as Doug Lewis puts it, "from course to corduroy."
Average score: 3.3http://www.skimag.com/skimag/buyers_...ki1057,00.html