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Atomic Redster S9 + X12 TL 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

The Redster S9 is objectively a good ski, remarkably consistent and versatile. The reviewers liked the ski's easy handling, the overall enjoyment, and the very consistent behavior that will reassure a lot of riders. It's especially comfortable and intuitive when carving out short turns.

On the other hand, the reviewers noted a slight lack of punch in very dynamic rides at high speed which showed the ski's limitations. It's globally efficient, but stiffness, edge grip and rebound at the end of turns is not as good as some of its rivals.

The ski's program is similar to the "Carvers" category, which the reviewers agreed the ski would have done very well in. Something to think about for the next review.

The Redster S9 is a very good ski that we recommend especially for intermediary to very good riders who want to up their carving performance.

Review: Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Very consistent
  • Good behavior carving small turns
  • Comfortable overall
  • Good rotation

Review: Cons

  • The ski is flexible for this program
  • Slight lack of performance

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
14.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
14.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.3
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.3
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
13.3
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
13.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
13.5

Who's it for?

Intermediate+ → Excellent

Manufacturer's remarks

With the Servotec technology guaranteeing extra dexterity in tight turns, the Atomic Redster S9 has been designed for slalom competitions or short turns on the groomers.
The Servotec technology maximizes agility for ultra-fast switching and maximum stability at high speed.
Reduced sidecuts are generally associated with maximum stability at high speed, but thanks to the Servotec technology, you have the impression of riding a tool with a more pronounced profile.
The full sidewall construction runs the whole length of the ski for more precise turns.

Features of the Redster S9 + X12 TL

Brand : Atomic
Model : Redster S9 + X12 TL
Year : 2019
Family : Slalom
Size tested : 165 cm
Tip size : 118 mm
Waist size : 68 mm
Tail size : 104 mm

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