sywsyw asks . . . .
Originally Posted by sywsyw
I will probably have the '06 9S WC in 155. I had the chance to try the 2005 model, but i didn't. Until you get the response, could you tell me what were the differences between the two models (if you skied the 155 of course)? You said this year's model is different. I am only interested in the 155.
Yeah, this year's 155 and 165 9S WC is whole different bag than my Race Stock '05's. Each year since '04 the skis have become stiffer tip to tail as well as torsionally. The '06 has a different side cut and a new plate with a T-Box contruction that has upped the torsional stiffness yet once again. The '06 model was developed when Bode was still on Rossignol. New side cut, thicker top metal sheet, new shape for the shovel, stiffer tail and as I said the T-Box makes this ski very, very beefy (I know, what the hell does Beefy mean).
The skis I tested had bevels set at .50/.93 and were VERY sharp tip to tail. I"m a big guy at 6'0" and 220 Lbs so the 155 is a bit "quick" for me. Here is Tommy on the 155's and he just loved them. He said they were effortless to initiate and loaded very nicely into the turn. He skied them in firm and then soft conditions. Tommy is at least 30 Lbs lighter than me but stand 6'1".Tommy on the '06 9S WC
Liz also skied the 155 WC and felt they were very stable at speed and again easy to intiate and loaded properly at 12 M turns. Liz is 5'6" 135LBS. The skis handled well for here in both the firm and soft conditions.
Overall we were blown away with the new line up. We are going up to Clearfield to have our boots built and have our quiver hand picked out of the race stock invetory.
I am getting the 184 GS, the 165 Slalom and 206 SuperG (another great ski).
Liz is picking up the 181 GS, 155 Slalom and 201 SuperG. I have a pair of '04/05 SuperG's that I lent to Harold DeBlanc a Fischer guy, I've never seen those skis again and he won't give 'em back (not kidding).
As I said, if we didn't love the skis we wouldn't have joined forces wtih Rossi. It is a good fit as Rossi has re-uped their committment to their Racing presence, it is a good thing
Hope this helps. BTW, for anybody interested in the Race Center
skis, don't hesitate to ask us if we know were to get a great deal on your skis, we don't get anything for helping racers get the best deal, this is just part of our commitment to recreational racing, that is what we are all about.
If this sounds like an endorsement of Rossi, it is an unabashed endorsement for the company that has lined up behind what we are trying to do. Don't get pissed, just change the channel if it bothers you, besides sywsyw asked