Originally Posted by Lodro
Gotcha. So the S11m isn't going to be a good freeskier at all then? I know, if I have to ask..but I have access on Atomic and want stiffer than the old 9:12 but not crazy stiff and I want a smaller radius.
Well, as you know it is all about personal 'taste'. i skied on my older boys a couple of years ago SL11.12 Race stock(big square beta lobes and very beefy 165cm last saturday) I absolutely love that ski!
I thought our old SL9.12 were very stiff(we had 4 pair & sold them all. None of the 3 of us liked them. But they were the year before the SL11 first came out before Aerospeed. I have always thought the SL11 is a much superior ski to the SL9. Smoother, more versatile and way more stable, but still very quick & better edge hold. I love freeskiing on the SL11 or SL11m, my younger son has 2 pair of SL11m. Particualrly the 165's.
In fact I liked the older SL11.12 Race stock (we also have 2 pair of those) so much, I was gonna try to find another pair just to save for when these wear out! Now with that said it was a groomer day here in the great PNW, sunny and very hard, icy in places, snow. The SL11 sliced & diced that stuff with no speed limit, like i was on some PC, UT packed powder!