Salomon F9 super force 3S

Salomon F9 super force 3S

Post by David Rhoad » Thu, 29 Aug 1996 04:00:00



->Can somebody please give me your opinoin of the Salomon F9 super force 3S
->or the K2 MSL
->
->thank greg

FIRST !!!!!

My question to you would be WHAT type of skier are YOU !!!!
This IS MOST important in determining HOW well YOU will like a ski !

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Personally,

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.

Sorry ....Haven't skied the K2

dave

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super force 3S

Post by Andrew Kee » Fri, 30 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Can somebody please give me your opinoin of the Salomon F9 super force 3S
or the K2 MSL

thank greg

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super force 3S

Post by Petri Havan » Fri, 30 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Can somebody please give me your opinoin of the Salomon F9 super force 3S
> or the K2 MSL

An opinion? No, I will give you The Truth (tm) of the F9. A truely
mean carver, does not like to skid, loves slow to medium speeds and
bumps. Medium speed refers to less-than-GS, in this context. Not a
slalom-racer but a free-skiing dream. Not the optimal tool for powder
but is quite manageable even there. Huge sweet-spot, they are almost
too easy to ski

Now, how's that for an opinion?

All the best,
Petri

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super force 3S

Post by Dennis Summerbe » Fri, 30 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> ->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.
Quote:

> 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
situations.

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
Salomon.

Bottom line: Demo them and find out for yourself.

dennis

Dr D. Summerbell, NIMR, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA.


Tel: +181 959 3666 X2366
Fax: +181 913 8527

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super force 3S

Post by Graeme Howla » Fri, 30 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>My current ski of choice is the Soloman ProLink in a 1s PR8

I'm getting new GS skis this year as I get some manufacturer discount thing (I
think I can get Dualtec ex's for $500 verses $800 retail) but my current SL
boards are Salomon 9100E 3S PR7 which I love. Is the Prolink 1S good at high
speeds? I found a pair of Salomon 9100E 1S PR8 for $300 (btw Canadian dollars
here) which is a good deal but I haven't skied them.

ttyl

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super force 3S

Post by Jun Kojim » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00

 Huge sweet-spot, they are almost

Quote:
> too easy to ski.

True, have even heard from some people that they have almost forgotten
how to ski on traditional SL ski...

Jun

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super force 3S

Post by Dennis Summerbe » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



> > Can somebody please give me your opinoin of the Salomon F9 super force 3S
> > or the K2 MSL

> An opinion? No, I will give you The Truth (tm) of the F9. A truely
> mean carver, does not like to skid, loves slow to medium speeds and
> bumps. Medium speed refers to less-than-GS, in this context. Not a
> slalom-racer but a free-skiing dream. Not the optimal tool for powder
> but is quite manageable even there. Huge sweet-spot, they are almost
> too easy to ski
>they are almost too easy to ski

Its a good accurate review, but don't let it fool any intermediate skiers
into buying them. One needs pretty sound technique to be able to cope at
all with their idiosyncracies, never mind get the best out of them.

Dennis

Dr D. Summerbell, NIMR, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA.


Tel: +181 959 3666 X2366
Fax: +181 913 8527

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super force 3S

Post by Boerge Sole » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Can somebody please give me your opinoin of the Salomon F9 super force 3S
>or the K2 MSL

I've been using the Super Force 9 3S for 3 years now, but for telemark skiing
with the Scarpa T1 boots. I'm very satisfied! They're working good in
most conditions, great in powder, ok on ice, and very good on everything in
between.

I've got some friends using them as alpine skis, and they're very satisfied.
I've also tried the regilar Force 9, but they're heavier, more "dead" and
feels a bit steadier, while the super force is more lively and fun. They're
also durable and can take some beating!

Highly recommended!


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