No real change here since last year, the SL 10’s remain a great slalom-style ski for the advanced skier. The sidecut is very much that of a slalom ski but the flex is toned down and the tail is less whippy than with the more thoroughbred SL 12 pb version.
Advanced skiers will find that they can arc all day long on the SL 10 ib without exhaustion and experts will enjoy a more laid back ride than with the full-on SL 12pb. This ski is guaranteed to get you carving and enjoying a feeling of control over the snow – there in not much slithering around here, even on the hardest snow you will feel in control. So a great feeling for those skiers looking for an extra smattering of being in charge on cold, icy winter mornings. Many ski instructors and professional skiers like to use skis with lot so of shape such as the SL 10 – it is a ski that works for you.
Whilst not a full race territory SL ski, the 10’s are nippy and will give you lots of smiles for your bucks – great fun and an exciting pair of skis, every advanced skier should try a pair!
skireviews.co.uk rating: 90/100
Superb all-mountain slalom skis for the advanced skier. Full of life, relatively easy and my only criticism would be that a change of image from a traditional race ski whilst retaining product itself may attract more skiers to such a great product.
The manufacturer says this about the Atomic Race SL 10 IB Skis 2009:
Hugging the snow on tight radius turns, this is the Slalom ski with the greatest flex. For a less aggressive, smoother skiing style. The Carbon Integral Bridge supports this effect. Easy to turn, highly maneuverable and excellent power transmission characteristics, stabilized by the Dual Torsion Bars. Optimal edge grip, even on roch-hard slopes, guaranteeing perfect control over the ski.