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Rossignol 9X Oversize

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Is this a race carver? I saw that it's turn ratius is a GS like 21M can anyone confirm this? Also is this ski between the 9S and 9X?

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I saw Rossignol's catolog last week and the 9X Oversize was listed along with the 9X and 9S and it was listed as a 21 meter turing radius (at 181 I believe). The main distinction drawn between it and the 9X was the shape which is too exagerated for next years FIS standards (it is something like 109-68-?). It is shaped identically to and has the same features as next year's RPM 100. I tried the RPM 100 and really enjoyed it but would like to compare it to the 9X Oversize to see what, if any, difference there is.
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Thread Starter 
It is a stiff ski? It is heavy with the plate?
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I believe it does have a plate in it and I suspect it is as stiff or stiffer than the RPM 100 which is definitely a fairly stiff ski. Edit: It did not seem that heavy to me (probably medium weight for the length) but I am fairly heavy myself.

[ March 17, 2003, 04:51 PM: Message edited by: KJ64 ]
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In pictures of Bode Miller lately he seems to be holding up a pair of 9X oversize Rossis.
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Thread Starter 
What are the sizes? I currently have the 9S and they weigh a lot for my size. Could you post some pictures?
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It is 109/68/92 and is available in 160/167/174/181.
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Topic: 2004 Rossignol 9X oversize

Ski Make: Rossignol
Ski Model: 9X oversize
Ski Length: 164
Snow Conditions Used In: PP
Number of Days Used:1
Your Ability:Exp/rcr
How Many Years Have You Been Skiing:29
Avg. Days per Year Skiing:30
Your Height/Weight: 5'10" 200 lb
Awesome do anything fast ski! I usually ski on a Rossi 9X PPS 2002 model in 174. I didn't think I could go any shorter as I tried a friends 02 9X PPS in 167 and found it too unstable at speed. The new 9X oversize(a bit wider than the standard 9X) was incredibly smooth for someone of my size, especially in such a short size(164). The harder I pushed it the more it held, the harder the snow, the better the grip. I've skiied on nothing but 208's for years and am astounded at how much fun some of these new high performance short skis have become. I assume the wider width gives it better stability in shorter sizes, not as quick edge to edge as a narrower ski but plenty of control and quickness for a high speed GS cruiser. The front of the top surface has a funky texture to it, not sure why but strange. Great new grapics. You will love the ride!
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Haven't tried it, but I've heard from a bunch of people that they are trying it very short, the 167cm. Though for masters racing 174? Haven't heard anything bad about the ski yet.
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