Sportchek stores in Vancouver, BC (and possibly the rest of Canada) have '04 Atomics on sale at some good prices. I checked out the R-9's and R-10's in the store, however the skis all appear to be women's model (naturally, the salesperson I spoke to insisted the skis were all men's). To my understanding the R-9 for 2004 was orange. The R-9's on sale at Sportchek ski are all grey. I found nothing on the ski itself to indicate that it was the women's model, however it had a very soft flexing tip. I searched the internet for info. on a women's version of the '04 R-9, but found nothing. Same thing with the R-10. The men's R-10 for 2004 was purplish with orange lettering. All the R-10's at Sportchek are the women's model (grey with darker grey lettering). So it's "buyer beware" when shopping at Sportchek. I have heard there's not a lot of difference between the men's and women's R-10, so maybe I could get by with a women's ski. Call it expressing my feminine side....
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1/20/06 at 12:10pm