The 9800 is the latest offering from Goode, and like its predecessors it is much better than good. In the Turning category it tied for first. Skiers will find that this ski offers similar performance to the 9700 but is smoother and more forgiving in the turn. It does not necessarily turn as hard as the 9700 but turns more controllably. Like the 9700, the 9800 seems to require almost no skier effort to get from one side of the course to the other. The testers found that this ski not only generates speed with ease but it also maintains that speed very well.
Sizes: 62″, 64.25″, 65.75″, 66.5″, 67.25″, 68.5″
Price: $1,090 (blank)
Speed - 4.33
Turning - 4.08
Stability - 3.75
Carryout - 3.88
Predictability - 3.54
Overall Impression - 4.04
For more information, visit: www.goode.com
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.