Based on how that ski skis - i wouldnt run it in a slalom course. It is a GS ski, skis like a GS ski, meaning it is very damp, has no pop, and prefers bigger turns. In fact, that skis has virtually no energy from turn to turn from what i found, and it is glued into its particular turn shape and wont release unless you really really push it to release. This feature of the ski is great for GS turns, but in slalom detremental. New slalom skis are going with radii as high as 13m, but these skis are often designed with a lot of energy in mind. Dont look so much at radius - look at what the ski is built for, and how muhc energy it has. The i.XRC is last years i.GS i think. If you are running slalom, i would get a ski that is more suited for the task. Even a ski like the Salomon Crossmax 10 in a 165, the Volkl 5 or 6 star in a 161, the Elan S12 Fusion in a 158 or 160 (whichever it comes in), the Fischer RX6 and RX8... the list goes on. But those skis are all designed with short turns and high energy in mind. You will find that they have enough energy to lift you off the snow in transition, where on the i.XRC, you will be glued to the snow.