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Todays Atomic 9.11?

post #1 of 11
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Hello,

Anyone know what Atomic 9.11's equivalent would be today?
- If there is none - why did they put it out of production when it was a great success?
post #2 of 11
Well, the 9.11 was followed up by a similar model called the 10.11. At this point in time slalom skis were still long, fairly narrow, and had little shape compared to the skis of today. For short turn carving the hypercarving skis made sense since that was the only way to get on that kind of ski. With the introduction of modern slalom skis, hypercarvers were no longer needed since everything that was initially done on those short shapely skis could also be done on short slalom skis.

There are a few modern Atomic equivalents - specifically the SL12 and ST12. Skis like the old 9.11 paved the way for modern slalom skis.

Later

GREG
post #3 of 11
One more to add to the geneology list: the SL11 was between the 10.11 and the current SL12. The 9.11 was a remarkable ski, but I personally found the SL11 to be a much improved and more versatile ski. I never skied the 10.11, so I only know of its position in the model chronology.

There were also SL9 and then ST11 companions to the SL11 -- a bit more forgiving recreational racing versions of the SL11. In the current lineup, the ST12 follows the ST11, and the SL12 follows the SL11.
post #4 of 11
How about the B5?

The 9.11 was never a racing ski, just a freeriding ski with a crazy sidecut and proably the only consumer ski I ever came across that could actually handle all that sidecut at the time. 10 meters on the outside ski and 11 meters on the inside. Strange thing, the asymetric sidecut since it encourages a-framing.

There is one 11 meter radius ski in Atomics range today. It's not the Slalom.


However for a few years I think the slalom racing skis were the only ones that were similar.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Carl R View Post
How about the B5?

The 9.11 was never a racing ski, just a freeriding ski with a crazy sidecut and proably the only consumer ski I ever came across that could actually handle all that sidecut at the time. 10 meters on the outside ski and 11 meters on the inside. Strange thing, the asymetric sidecut since it encourages a-framing.

There is one 11 meter radius ski in Atomics range today. It's not the Slalom.


However for a few years I think the slalom racing skis were the only ones that were similar.
Yeah, I was thinking metron b5 as well
post #6 of 11
You might want to look at the Nomad Highnoon in the atomic line. As I remember the 9.11 wasn't a really small radius ski was it? The MB5 is a good ski or you might want to also look to the sx 10 as well.
post #7 of 11
It's hard to make a more extreme freeride short turn ski (and make it work) than this IMO.
Length 160 cm
Widths 120 - 65 - 103 mm
Radius Inner: 11 m
Radius Outer: 10 m

Highnoon can't be compared imo. It's a totally different ski. It's an intermediate ski in the Nomad series. Nomad has much larger turning radius than the Metron series. According to atomic website the nomad series is built with a soft flex. Definitely a back country ski rather than a groomer.

post #8 of 11
Try any modern short turn carver or slalom ski - you will get better results. There are many skis out there these days with similar shapes. Head i.Supershape anyone? I had heard the 10.11 follow-up to the 9.11 was a very good ski... Even heard of some people racing on them instead of the old 9.16...
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Originally Posted by RicB View Post
You might want to look at the Nomad Highnoon in the atomic line. As I remember the 9.11 wasn't a really small radius ski was it? The MB5 is a good ski or you might want to also look to the sx 10 as well.
I'd never buy a ski that is not the best of its line therefore - not sx10 but sx12..
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
I'd never buy a ski that is not the best of its line therefore - not sx10 but sx12..
Well then you've answered your own question. Look at the sl12 pb, or the sx b5I.

Last year I picked up a new 3 year old sl11 race slalom for a song and had great fun on it. Haven't been on this years slalom race though. As I was told this will be the last year for the metron line. I'll be sad to see it go.

This shop has both of last years MB5 and the M11B5 connected for half price. It may include bindings if I remember right. Not listed on the web site though, so you'll have to call them.

www.phdskis.com

Oops, I didn't see you were from over the pond.
post #11 of 11
I have (and still ski on) a pair of 9.11 in 170. They were my favorite all around ski for years. I have since replaced them with the sl12pb (retail) as my main ski. They have everything I liked in the 9.11, but way better. They are rails on ice, you can open them up a bit (though they are a slalom ski), they all around rip. Now this is for the retail version. The sl12 raceroom version is less forgiving than the sl12pb. Hope this helps.
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