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Atomic SX 9, 2006-2007, give me advice

post #1 of 26
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hey all,

i'm glad to find this forum , looking forward to get more info about skiing ,

i am intermediate skier, 191 cm height , and 70-75 KGs , i like to ski gigant as well as slalom ,i wont say that im very fast but i am trying to keep my speed.

i used to ski on SX 7 last year , 160 cm , and i'd say that it was short for me, but i liked SX , so now i am thinking to buy SX 9 170 cm , 2006-2007 season,
what do u suggest about these skies , is it good for a skier like me who is somewhere in the middle of intermediate and advance. i have another option for SX 10 , but they are only 180 cm s left , and i think they would be too tall for me !

looking forward to read your response and thanks in advance !
post #2 of 26
I'm about the same skill level as you. I have the SX-10 and absolutely love it. If you don't think you're fast, you will be on them. I also don't think the 180cm are too long for you as I ski on 173cm and I'm about 167 tall. So long as you don't get in the back seat, you'll be fine.
post #3 of 26
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Can ya also tell me what's difference between SX 10 and SX 9 , cant see much difference myself.

u ski on 4 cm taller then you ? ow , i dont think i could ski on skies like 190 cm :S
post #4 of 26
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guys looking forward to get a fast advice , cause im going to buy it tomorrow
, another option is 180 cm of SX 10 or SX 11 ,
post #5 of 26
Buy the SX 10 ----- I and 5 friends (ages 30-65) have been on them for 3 yrs and absolutely love them . They are rock solid stable in all conditions and can be skied very fast with confidence we are on sizes 160-170cms our height range from 5'10"---6" 2""
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by giopailo View Post
Can ya also tell me what's difference between SX 10 and SX 9 , cant see much difference myself.

u ski on 4 cm taller then you ? ow , i dont think i could ski on skies like 190 cm :S
Another length selector factor is weight. I am slightly heavier than you.
post #7 of 26
I would say go for the sx10 or sx11, but 180 seems a bit long for 70-75 kg in that ski for sl and gs turns, particularly if you are on small hills. If you like to make bigger turns more than small turns, then ok, but you will probably find a deal on a ski that is a better size for you if you wait.
post #8 of 26
not sure why such a rush for a pair of skis. One thing I have learnt in life is patience is a virtue when buying gear, wait to get the right thing and you will be much happier. Rush and buy the wrong thing and you won't be satisfied.

I have the SX10 in 160 CM and I love them. I wanted a short ski, for fast short turns. They carve great, run SL gates great, can make long GS turns when needed (not their strong point) are pretty darn versatile (I skied them all over the hill at Marmot Basin and Kicking Horse and when there isn't alot of snow they are my ski of choice), are pretty stiff and like to be skied real hard. This is not a pansie ski, not a ski to just lolly gag around on, they like to be skied and manhandled. but... don't be scared away by this put the effort in and the rewards are worth every ounce of energy.

I would say 180 is too long, I wouldn't buy the 180 for myself as I think it takes the ski outside of it's real purpose and use, shorter to medium length turns in alot of terrain. IMO the 180 is going to limit you to longer turns, hardpack only (mostly) and if you are not a strong skier they are likely to beat you up a bit and make a chore of learning and getting better.

Wait, shop around, Ebay has them all the time for cheap cheap, get somewhere between 160 and 170 and you will be very pleased with them.

I suspect the SX11 to be a great ski as well (no first hand experiance) and I expect them to perform similarly but for longer turns and requiring more input. definatly not this ski in 180 unless you like to make BIG gs turns going really fast.
post #9 of 26
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thanks for advices , well the reason why i'm in hurry to buy that pair is that in my country ( georgia ) there are not many ski shops , and i can not use ebay unfortunately , the skies of 2007-2008 season are arriving next week but they will be very expensive , and these skies are from the old season and they are offering a big discount on them , im buying those for like 500$ ....

mm , is there really so big difference between SX 10 and SX 9? i didnt think so ... seems it is ?
post #10 of 26
ahh the rush makes more sense now.

I can't comment on the SX9 at all sorry.

What other types of skis does this shop have, perhaps there is another brand in a more appropriate size?

It would not be the end of the world to buy the 180, just not the best choice.
post #11 of 26
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well they have , HEAD C 200's , Head c260i, HEAD WC's , Atomic B 5 :P but 1000$ and 166 cm .... was thinking to buy these pair but i think that i would not enjoy it as much as it could be enjoyed ... also they have Volkl S2 and S4 , and some other models that i do not remember , any suggestionts about volkls btw?
post #12 of 26
I can't comment at all on the Heads sorry.

The Atomic B5 is an excellent choice, the length is about right for you. The B5 is a more versatile ski than than the SX10. It's wider tip and tail are supposed to work really well all Mountain and yet still excell on hardpack.

If you can afford them I would buy the B5 at 166 instead of the SX10 at 180
post #13 of 26
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no i cant afford them unfortunately , but anyway today i left 100$ in the shop and asked to save those skies for me , in 1 week they will have new models of 2007-2008 and if i like something from them ill buy or ill go for SX 9 with they will save for me .
post #14 of 26
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guys what do u think bout Head iRXC500 or iRCX800 ?
post #15 of 26
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they are of the season 2007-2008 , new models , ive been said that they are better then SX ;s
post #16 of 26
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by the way ive been just told that these are SX: 9 Puls Ti
dont really know what does this puls ti technology mean , any idea?
post #17 of 26
IMHO, the SX9 would be a good beginner ski. Although it is a step in the right direction, it is not suited to high speeds and lacks torsional rigidity required for a good grip while carving higher speed turns. It is on the other hand fairly forgiving of mistakes. Are you a beginner or an intermediate? Do you expect to ski at 30 mph?
post #18 of 26
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i would say that i'm upper intermediate , i've never measured my speed , but i like carving on speeds , but not extreme carving , something in the middle of medium and fast ))

im also waiting for SX: 10 B5 's of 2007-2008 , thats another option if it will be affordable for me ...
post #19 of 26
Any year SX10 should work. You might also like the 07-08 Metron M9.
post #20 of 26
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i think metron is for powder? isn't it?
post #21 of 26
The Metron 9 ppm has a 74 mm waist, not the best hard-pack ski, but still pretty versatile (the M11 is wider). If your skiing strictly hard snow groomers, then an SX10 in about 170 cm is likely your best buy, but as you say, you may have trouble getting one. An RX8 would be good too, but I don't think you will find the price attractive.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
well ive got to wait 4 more days to see SX 10 's price , and if they will be affordable ill get em , on 173 cm ...

one more reason i want to get 10's are , those 9 s do not have neox bindings and i dont really want bindings on atomic other than neox :P
post #23 of 26
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is RX 8 more expensive than these atomix?
post #24 of 26
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as i've noticed here people do not like atomic as much , in my country it is recognized as one of the best skis ...
post #25 of 26
I don't know about that. Perhaps there is a lack of liking for lower level skis. Atomic makes some great skis. The Atomic SX11 is a fantastic ski, I tried it and I loved it. I"m sure the SX12 is too. The SX10 does not have quite the same performance level as the SX11. The SX9 is a beginner's ski for hard snow.

I also tried out the Atomic Balanze 11, a woman's ski that is virtually the same as the Metron 9. Not quite up to performance of the SX10, but still a solid feeling intermediate ski that will carve fairly well and will give you a good level of performance. If the Metron 9 is a lot cheaper it may be your best buy.

I don't know if the RX8 costs more than the SX10, but it should. Judging by the RX8 and SX10s that I tried the RX8 has a higher performance level, and a higher speed limit.

Also the Fischer WC SC or RACE SC if it is on sale might be a good buy. They are not as unforgiving as the marketing hype people make them out to be. The WC SC does require some speed to work properly though.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
I don't know about that. Perhaps there is a lack of liking for lower level skis. Atomic makes some great skis. The Atomic SX11 is a fantastic ski, I tried it and I loved it. I"m sure the SX12 is too. The SX10 does not have quite the same performance level as the SX11. The SX9 is a beginner's ski for hard snow.

I also tried out the Atomic Balanze 11, a woman's ski that is virtually the same as the Metron 9. Not quite up to performance of the SX10, but still a solid feeling intermediate ski that will carve fairly well and will give you a good level of performance. If the Metron 9 is a lot cheaper it may be your best buy.

I don't know if the RX8 costs more than the SX10, but it should. Judging by the RX8 and SX10s that I tried the RX8 has a higher performance level, and a higher speed limit.

Also the Fischer WC SC or RACE SC if it is on sale might be a good buy. They are not as unforgiving as the marketing hype people make them out to be. The WC SC does require some speed to work properly though.


thank you

well i think ill stop on SX 10's , 11 are not for me .....


DAMNIT ! LET THE SEASON BEGGIN !!!! ... sry have to wait 2 more months for the season , aaaa ::
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