Salomon F9 super Force 3S

Salomon F9 super Force 3S

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


Could anybody who has skied the F9 Super Force 3s please give me there
opinion of them and any comparision to the K2 MSL.

thanks greg

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super Force 3S

Post by Gary E Urwi » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Could anybody who has skied the F9 Super Force 3s please give me there
>opinion of them and any comparision to the K2 MSL.

>thanks greg

Greg,

I borrowed a pair of these and ski-ied a mogul field.  In the middle I
came down,  the bindings being set on 9 didn't unclip.  The ***of my
left ski went into the back of my head.  The bang was horrendous.  I put
my mit on the wound and brought it round to my eyes - pure RED.

I fainted and was escorted down after coming round 2 mins later.

6 stitches and 80pounds bill - I also forgot my E111.

So YES get a pair of these babies.  It's like running on rails down a
100mph straight.

Meanwhile I'm now back on the Rossi DV5's - a safe but comfortable ride.

The best thing about the whole thing - the nurse who shaved/fixed my
head was a babe.....!

Regards
Gary

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Salomon F9 super Force 3S

Post by Mehing » Tue, 24 Sep 1996 04:00:00

The super 3s f9 is one of the best, if not the best, bump ski made today.
I got a pair the first year that they came out.  The edges began to
seperate, so they sent me a new pair last year.

They are somewhat jumpy at high speeds, they chatter and generally bounce
around and don't hold an edge that well  -- it takes a while to get used
to it.  But once you do, you can use them for an all around ski.

Eats up the bumps. . . .

Turns via thought input  -- incredibly quick for tight little turns

Anything less than an expert will find them hard to handle, for they want
and need to turn all of the time.

The k2's you referred to should be easier to ski  -- unless you are an
expert and like a light feeling ski.

Michael HIngle

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super Force 3S

Post by Christopher J. Confesso » Thu, 26 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> The super 3s f9 is one of the best, if not the best, bump ski made today.

I'll agree unti I get a few runs on the Prolink version for this year.

        *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
      NYU - Where you are more than just a number - you are three numbers,
           a dash, two numbers, another dash, and three more numbers
        *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super Force 3S

Post by John Connol » Fri, 27 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > The super 3s f9 is one of the best, if not the best, bump ski made today.

> I'll agree unti I get a few runs on the Prolink version for this year.

>    *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
>       NYU - Where you are more than just a number - you are three numbers,
>       a dash, two numbers, another dash, and three more numbers
>    *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *

        The super force 9 3s was the best bump ski out there BUT

it was marginal on it's weight and swing weight already.... I
think you will find that the prolink version is going to take
it out
 of the bump ski realm....  I am not saying it won't be a great
ski, but I am saying that there are other skis I would rather
have on my feet when I am staring at a zipper line...

                                        john
--

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super Force 3S

Post by Dennis Summerbe » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



> > > The super 3s f9 is one of the best, if not the best, bump ski made today.

> > I'll agree unti I get a few runs on the Prolink version for this year.

> >       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
> >       NYU - Where you are more than just a number - you are three numbers,
> >          a dash, two numbers, another dash, and three more numbers
> >       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *

>         The super force 9 3s was the best bump ski out there BUT

> it was marginal on it's weight and swing weight already.... I
> think you will find that the prolink version is going to take
> it out
>  of the bump ski realm....  I am not saying it won't be a great
> ski, but I am saying that there are other skis I would rather
> have on my feet when I am staring at a zipper line...

This may come down to a semantic difference, but, when you say zipper line
you imply to me skiing the bumps in a hot dog style using plenty of
strength, and expecting a lot of rebound from the skis. If so, it would
seem to me that the SF9 3S was never a great bumps ski in that style.
Basically its bump conforming and doesn't have a lot of rebound, it would
be constantly trying to break away from the zipper line. I guess that
someone with sufficient technique could ski it in that style, but I don't
think that it would be their ski of choice, more an interesting challenge.
Also, if you had originally bought it as an all-terrain ski you'd have
chosen a rather longer length than would be comfortable in a hot dogging
bumps field.

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 Michael & B.Ann » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:





> > > > The super 3s f9 is one of the best, if not the best, bump ski made today.

> > > I'll agree unti I get a few runs on the Prolink version for this year.

> > >       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
> > >       NYU - Where you are more than just a number - you are three numbers,
> > >          a dash, two numbers, another dash, and three more numbers
> > >       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *

just a vote for strange and surprising bump ski

I had (have f9's) but have moved to volkl snow rangers (as bump ski of
choice) ... I would have never suspected that when I bought snow rangers
to be powder and crud ski (I live 30 miles from Aspen and ski perhaps
one hundred days a year ... mostly steep bumps at highlands).

snow rangers (190's) ... I weight 185 .. give me a better platform and
I have an easier time tracking the shovel to keep contact with snow.

for real scary steep, slick days I still like K2 gyrators ... you can bend
the tip to touch you nose if you have to.

Oh well ... just thoughts ... by the way ... is snowed here several days
last week and the tops of mountains (maroon bells) are covered ... it is
colder than usual and perhaps we will have an early season

finally ... for east coast type ice I would definately ski the solomons

regards

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super Force 3S

Post by John Connol » Wed, 02 Oct 1996 04:00:00

        Does anyone know what the hell this guy is talking
about?? I thought I was pretty clear, but I have read his
response 5 times and I still can't figure it out....

The SF9 was already bordering on too heavy.. (My opinion)
However, it is a fantastic ski.... I skied it in a 197 (pr 8)
with no problems...

the prolink is going to be too heavy for bumps.... at least if
you have quick feet   :)

it may be great for other stuff though...

                        John
--

 
 
 

Salomon F9 super Force 3S

Post by spro » Sat, 05 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:





>> > > The super 3s f9 is one of the best, if not the best, bump ski made today.

>> > I'll agree unti I get a few runs on the Prolink version for this year.

>> >       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *
>> >       NYU - Where you are more than just a number - you are three numbers,
>> >          a dash, two numbers, another dash, and three more numbers
>> >       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *

>>         The super force 9 3s was the best bump ski out there BUT

>> it was marginal on it's weight and swing weight already.... I
>> think you will find that the prolink version is going to take
>> it out
>>  of the bump ski realm....  I am not saying it won't be a great
>> ski, but I am saying that there are other skis I would rather
>> have on my feet when I am staring at a zipper line...
>This may come down to a semantic difference, but, when you say zipper line
>you imply to me skiing the bumps in a hot dog style using plenty of
>strength, and expecting a lot of rebound from the skis. If so, it would
>seem to me that the SF9 3S was never a great bumps ski in that style.
>Basically its bump conforming and doesn't have a lot of rebound, it would
>be constantly trying to break away from the zipper line. I guess that
>someone with sufficient technique could ski it in that style, but I don't
>think that it would be their ski of choice, more an interesting challenge.
>Also, if you had originally bought it as an all-terrain ski you'd have
>chosen a rather longer length than would be comfortable in a hot dogging
>bumps field.
>Dennis
>Dr D. Summerbell, NIMR, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA.

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

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