> ->Can somebody please give me your opinoin of the Salomon F9 super force 3S
> ->or the K2 MSL
> I have skied the Super Force 9 2s and found it to be a GREAT ski !!
> My current ski of choice is the Soloman ProLink in a 1s PR8
> The difference between the two is a bit more stability at higher speeds
for the Pro Link and the Superforce 9 is a bit softer/easier in turning
especially at slower speeds.
> I would reccomend this ski (SF9) to a person who is technically a good
skier, Likes ALL conditions and skies all types of snow and terrain.
This pretty well sums it up, I write only to reinforce the point about
stability at speed. The tails of the F9 2S wander round quite a lot when
going fast in a straight line. The 3S is even worse, I'd actually go so
far as to say that its unstable at high speed. We demoed these skis
extensively for my wife. We both thought the F9 the best ski that we
tested for off-piste, crud and bumps but... there was that wandering in a
schuss. The Salomon tables put her in at just under Pr5, she actually
bought Pr6 (I may have the numbers wrong, but you get the idea, she's
sking about 7.5 cms longer than we would have expected) just to bump up
that straight line stability. She loves them: best skis she's had since
her Hexcel Sundance II's.
It's easy to avoid the instability, just always ski with a slight carve,
it looks a bit strange (when everyone else is going straight down a path
flat out to get up the climb at the other side) to see her doing a slow
drift from one side of the piste to the other, but its better than a nose
over tips fall.
Didn't try the ProLink: wasn't available.
The K2 would have been her second choice. It doesn't have that same
straight line problem, but then its not so responsive in tricky technical
If your young, fit and strong with good technique I'd probably go for the
K2. If your older, more recreational, lazy or enjoy e***ment tey the
Bottom line: Demo them and find out for yourself.
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