Rossignol has produced here an excellent slalom ski that not only performs really well but is also homogenous and accessible. While the combination of performance and accessibility makes it similar to the Omeglass, it's the skis agility that really sets it apart. The ski is exceptionally lively and incisive, so you can rapidly move from one edge to the other.
Pure performance is slightly less good than the Dynastar Omeglass. The ski is more technically demanding on steep slopes and hard snow.
Conclusion for the Rossignol Radical 9SL
The testers second favourite, the Rossignol Radical 9SL is a vitamin-packed ski that we highly recommend to a wide public of good to excellent skiers who're looking for a fun-packed ski with lots of character that reacts fast and is fun to use, but which nonetheless remains relatively accessible, versatile and comfortable for a slalom ski.
Who is it for? Technical and race league skiers who demand a powerful and high-performance ski with a modern, SL carving sidecut.
At full throttle fall line, the SL sandwich construction with Oversize technology is agile, powerful and knifes short radius turns.
The Slant Nose tip technology features an asymmetrical tip to improve swing weight and inertia.
Dedicated to performers looking for an energetic ski with a ton of snap and precise short turn arching.