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I was able to grab a few quick runs on the Head's 2009 GS ski.
My stats:
22, 5'9", 155lbs
Strong technical skier, not a serious racer however

The ski: Head i.GS-RD 183cm, 23m radius

I haven't had a chance to get on Head's GS skis for the past few years, so I can't compare directly, but I can say that little has changed construction wise with last year's. There looks to be a new plate on it.

I got 3 runs on it, unfortunately not in a course. Conditions were good, a layer of corduroy over a very hard ice base. General impressions: awesome edgehold, to be expected from a GS ski of course, but seemed to be pretty much limitless in that you can lay them over as far as your skill level allows. Felt extremely stable underfoot, unlike some GS boards I've skied that demand to be treated in a precise way, they allow for some variety in handling. I was quite surprised by the manoeuvrability, they handle like a shorter ski for the most part, particularly on softer snow, but they still have the solid freight train on tracks feeling you want when you hit the ice.

All in all, I'm very impressed, makes me want to race GS a little more
Most of the other racers and coaches I heard from had similar feedback, whatever Head is doing seems to be working for a lot of people.

Also, for those that read about next year's skis and can't help but want PICS, I'm afraid I don't have any, but to satisfy the curiosity, they're very similar graphics as this year - black lettering and the notched graphics at the side, but they now say "gs rd" in lettering near the tip, and they've done away with tip protectors for both the GS and SL skis (which I unfortunately didn't get to try).