The Atomic Redster X9 S 2020/21 remains largely unchanged from last year, so our 2019/20 review of the Atomic Redster X9 S, below, still stands.
As soon as you clip in to the Redster X9 S can feel the race pedigree oozing out of every pore, making them ideal for anyone who likes to ski hard and carve turns no matter how icy the piste. You do however need to know what you're doing to get the best from these skis, if you let them get away from you at the end of the turn you will be in the backseat before you know it.
The wood core made from a combination of beech for strength and lightweight poplar gives the skis real pop at the end of the turn. The titanium top sheet has been beefed up and runs from sidewall to sidewall, a feature that was previously only available on the FIS model race skis, this gives the Redster X9 S superb edge hold.
Sidecut varies between 14.6-16.2m which is tight enough to make short turns without having to pivot at the top of the turn, yet stable enough to ski at speed when making long radius turns.
The Redster X9 S uses a design innovation from the World Cup race skis, Servotec which makes them more agile when initiating the turn and they also power up smoothly. This feature also makes them more stable when straight lining.
If you're prepared to put the effort in and to really blast on the piste then the Redster X9S is the ski for you, just don't expect an easy ride.