Review: Atomic Redster G9 S Revoshock

Model year: 2021-2022
Sidecut: 110-68-96.5
Size: 177 cm
Radius: 18.2 m
Technology: wood core, full sidewall, two sheets of titanal, full-camber, Revoshock, WorldCup tuning

About this ski

The Atomic Redster line is the brand’s race line. It has been around for ages and has been a success throughout its existence. The new ‘Revoshock’ version now co-exists along side the ‘Servotec’ ones. Servotec – that black rod on the front of the ski – prevented the forebody of the ski from counter flexing after a rebound. 

The new Revoshock technology does something else. It basically acts as a pendulum, absorbing vibrations. Much like Völkl’s UVO. It’s a series of metal plates wrapped in an elastic material. Because they can shake about and that energy is absorbed in the elastic material, vibrations don’t travel towards the binding interface, making for a smoother ride and better edge hold. That’s the theory anyway.

Controlled power

If it’s the Revoshock technology I don’t know. But the Redster G9 S Revoshock is a mighty stable, powerful, precise ski. It feels a bit different from its Servotec brother: less aggressive, hot-headed, and jumpy. The G9 Revoshock is smoother, feels a touch heavier, and is more controlled in the release of power. 

This is a great ski! For advanced skiers and up, this is your medium to long turn high-end carver. Despite the full-camber profile, its rounded tip works great even if the snow isn’t great anymore. These things rip and bust through anything. But in a controlled manner. And you can ski them in a controlled way too – short skidded turns, some old-fashioned ‘wedeln’, easy cruising, demonstrating skills and drills – it does it all without protest. But keep in mind: the more speed and edge angle you put into them, the more alive they become.

In conclusion

This is the new go-to consumer GS ski. Less specialist than most of its competitors and serving a wider range of conditions, turn shapes and -styles. For advanced skiers, for sure. But less punishing than its Servotec brother.

Characteristics

PlayfulStable
ForgivingPunishing
LivelyDamp
SkiddingCarving
Low speedHigh speed
Short turnLong turn
Soft snowHard snow

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