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2009 Rossignol Phantom SC 80 Alpine Ski w/ Axial2 120 Binding Reviews

wannabeskibum

Rossi Phantom SC80 System

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Pros: Quick turning, good floatation,

 I won these skis, not sure that I would have bought them owing to Rossi's brand management over the past few years.  Have skied on them in soft snow and powder this winter in the East and will be taking them to Lake Tahoe this week.  Haven't had them on hard snow as I haven't  experienced it this winter in the East (at least the days that I have been out).  However, they have been a lot of fun to ski in powder, trees, and bumps. All in all, I think Rossi came up with a winner These skis were phenomenal in Lake Tahoe during the February storms of a few weeks back.  Great floatation in the powder, quick turns in the trees, and surprisingly nimble in the moguls for something that was 80 mm...
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dromie

Rossignol Phantom SC 80 Alpine Ski

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Pros: Quick turning, 50/50 All Conditions, Easy to Ski

I am 5'10" - 185lbs and have been skiing all of my life since I was 4yrs old.  Expert level   I am a bump skier on groomers and a back country skier for the past 20 years in Colorado.  I purchased these skis for their short turn radius and 50/50 conditions rating and was not let down in the slightest.  I have Fritschi Diamir Freeride Plus Bindings mounted on them and the SC80's have performed excellent in every way under all conditions from hard packed bumps to 20" fresh powder!   This is a grossly under rated ski at a bargain price.   It's to bad they discontinued this ski for a rocker model S80 but S80 still has even a tighter turn...
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skylotion

Lean on Me

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Pros: Loves corduroy, great arcing, good in moguls, fast with no chatter, excellent transition in fast turns

Cons: limited float in deep pow

I have about 20 days on the Rossi Phantom SC 80 185cm.  I ski Breckenridge and Vail mostly. 6'3" 235 lbs level 7/8 This is a very fun ski that does well in most conditions.  I would definitely move into something wider for the soft powder days.  But for skied out powder and corduroy these are fast skis.  Relatively quick turning in the trees, good in bumps.  I think they do best in large arcing turns.  The more you rail the edges, the harder they turn and really handle beautifully at high speeds.  I have had the tails wash out a few times do really aggressive hockey stops, but not a big deal really. I had high hopes for these on a 14 inch dump day, but was disappointed.  I felt that I did...
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magicdufflepud

Maybe an Eastern All-Mountain Ski?

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Pros: Carves well, busts crud, decent in moguls, light, likes to go fast

Cons: Lots of tip dive, topsheet scratches easily

About me Weight: 140 lbs Height: 5'9" Ability: (now) Level 7/8 Skis/Bindings Reviewed: Rossignol Phantom SC 80s, 165cm w/ Rossignol Axium 110 Bindings I'd only skied 10 days in my life when I bought the Phantoms at the beginning of my ski season here in Colorado. Standing in the store with a pair of K2 Apache Recons leaning against the check-out counter, my heart changed at the last minute (and it shames me to say say this) for no reason other than that I liked the Rossi topsheet graphics more. The salesman said they were essentially the same ski and at that point, I couldn't ski well enough to tell the difference. In the fifty-plus days I've skied on them since then, I can say that I...
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hobbes429

Rossignol Phantom SC 80

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Pros: Fun in soft snow and crud

Cons: Not really a good match for harder snow conditions

Demo'd these in Smugglers Notch, Vermont.  Very varied conditions on the day I demo'd ... some eastern powder stashes after 6-10 inches, skied up crud piles, windblown hardpack.  I also demo'd the Rossi Classic CX 80 and the Head iM 78 the same day on the same trails.  The Phantom was fun in the softer snow, powder or crud.  It was nowhere near as versatile for the hardpack conditions, however.  I found both the Classic CX 80 and the Head iM 78 to be much more versatile in the varying conditions all over the mountains that day.  If you are looking for a soft snow ski, the Phantom would be fun.  If you are looking for a multi-condition and versatile all-mountain ski, I think there are much...
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Swangy

Rossi Phantom SC80

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Pros: Doesn't flinch at anything

Cons: None yet

I am 6-0 Foot, 195 lbs, East Coast, have been skiing the Rossi 9s Oversize in the 165 length for many years.  I'm heading to Utah in April, wanted more flotation, more forgiveness?  After much discussion with the local shop, I decided to buy these instead of the Z10's which were the next logical progression for me.  All I can say is the ski gods were looking down on me that day!  WOW!, these skis are awesome, I got the 175's which give you a 15.1m turn compared to the 13m turn on the 9s, not much diff there.  I lost the skitterish feel I had with the 9s and can actually ski these faster with more confidence.  Biggest thing I noted was gaining an edge under my boot (80 waist compared with...
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