The Razor slalom ski started its life as the Fischer #01 back in 2007. The current version is built in the same factory as Fischer snow skis and alongside carbon fiber parts used in some of the world’s most exclusive automobiles. The construction methods and technology used to build the Razor are perhaps the most advanced of any ski in the world.
Starting with the Fischer #01, then the Razor 2 and now the Razor 3, the shape of this ski has not changed. Any changes that have been are an update to the flex pattern. Unfortunately the flex of the Razor 3 test ski lacks the subtly of the other top skis in the sport.
The biggest issue becomes apparent at finish of the turn. The ski simply feels over stiff and unbalanced. Turns are awkward and forced. The skier finds themselves in a cycle known as “Crank and Yank”.
The ski is also moderately unstable when not on edge. This can make a gate turn in challenging. Additional front foot pressure before the turn in solves this, but it can still be unnerving.
An experienced skier can certainly manage to post a good score on a Razor 3, but it will take more effort and tenacity than would be required on almost any other high end ski. If your goal is to round more balls and do so smoothly, the Razor 3 is not the solution.