This years Rossi 9X race carver has changed graphics (still bright yellow) but remained the same underneath. A great ski for skiing most conditions, a stiffness in the tail that makes for a fun ride at high speeds. Not really for all skiers, you will want to be comfortable carving your turns on most slopes and feel that you put a lot into your skiing and expect to get some reaction in each turn. Still some reservations about the Rossi build quality, they seem to have thinner edges than any other ski, the base gets easily damaged and the top coat is prone to cracking. All in all, still one of the best skis on the market, but ski it short (170cm or 184cm if your are really tall).