Rossignol have continued into 2002 with their T Power series, and there are a whole heap of them for all standards of skiers. This one, the T Power 9S, is the meister of them all (if you are looking for a short slalom ski that is). The main drawback of the Rossignol range used to be construction quality : the top layer used to crack easily from being hit by slalom poles, or from being stamped on in the lift queue depending on your skiing habits. But this years ski has improved on that front and the T Power 9S remains one of my favourite skis for all types of carving on piste (even in the big turns). Its not my top recommendation for skiing off piste as its short and not a lot under foot, but you could always look at it that at least you get the most of out any fresh snow, cos you sink right through it with these on your feet.