For the second year in a row, the Goode 9700 ranked highest in the Speed category at the Ski Tests. When you combine that speed with fantastic carryout and turning characteristics, you have a shockingly high-performance slalom ski. Quickness from one side of the course to the other with minimal skier effort is a hallmark of Goode skis, and the 9700 certainly exemplified this trait. Less technical skiers may find this ski somewhat unstable and unpredictable from the apex of the turn to the finish, but for a skier with a calm, technical style, the 9700 performs adequately.
Sizes: 62″, 64″, 65.5″, 66.25″, 67″, 69″
Price: $990 (blank)
Speed – 4.67
Turning - 3.75
Stability - 3.33
Carryout - 4.00
Predictability - 3.75
Overall Impression - 4.13
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The skis are rated on a five-point scale in the following six categories: speed, turning, stability, carryout, predictability and overall impression. A score of 3 equals a neutral or acceptable level of performance. A score of 2 equals below-average performance, and a score of 1 equals extremely low performance. A score of 4 equals above-average performance, and a score of 5 equals extremely high performance.