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2010 Rossignol Phantom SC97 Ski


Pros: Stiif and stable

Cons: Hard to get from edge to edge on groomers

I have the 187's. I am 6 foot 2 and 195 pounds, level 6-7. I got these for the few days I have some powder and have not been on them much yet. The few times I have I have found them to be stiff and stable, but hard to turn quickly. In contrast, the skis I spend more time on are Nordica GranSports at 176 cm that are 116-70-100 mm. I have not had the Phantoms in powder deeper than about 20 inches, but I found that the cut through crud much better that my Nordicas and that is what I was looking for. I have no other experience on skis like these, but thought they may be comparable to the Volkl Mantra.


Pros: easy to ski

I'm 5'6" and 125 pounds.  I consider myself to be a level 6 skier.  I demoed these skis at squaw valley the day after a storm that dropped 3-6 inches of snow.  I tested these on shirley lake, solitude, broken arrow and kt-22.  Overall I wasn't very impressed with this ski.  Over my two days of testing 5 different skis these were my least favorite.  I felt that they had a relatively low speed limit compared to most of the other skis (namely the l.p. 90, sultan 85, and mantra).  They were however, easy to manuver and very smooth in rougher terrain.  They chattered occasionally if i got lazy on the harder snow.  However, they were able to keep me alive in moguls off of kt-22 (i'm a horrible mogul skier).  This may be a good ski for someone, but I personally didn't care for it very much.
2010 Rossignol Phantom SC97 Ski

The Rossignol Phantom SC97 boasts impeccable big-mountain breeding and the heart of a race ski. The youngest branch on a family tree rooted in the legendary Bandit Series, the Phantom SC97 stands confident as granite among the rockered, capped, new-shape and reverse-camber rookies in the tram line. With race-room wood-core sandwich construction, traditional camber and sidecut, the Phantom brings a samurai sword and ancient warrior traditions to the grade-school fistfight of ski industry innovation. In fact, the only hints this ski is from the present decade are a subtle early-rise tip and a waist width that would have early-90's shred-heads calling you a cheater.

Lengths170cm, 178cm, 186cm
Dimensions130 / 96.5 / 115mm
Turn Radius[185cm] 24.6m
ConstructionTraditional sidewall, Minicap topsheet
Core MaterialFull wood core, metal laminate
TailSlight Raise
Binding SystemNo
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended UseAll-mountain, advanced to expert
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Recommended BindingRossignol Freeski2 140 L
Binding Type
Model Year
Recommended Level
Recommended use
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Style: F0230, Size: 198cmF0230-1983607680888279
Style: F0230, Size: 188cmF0230-1883607680888262
Style: F0230, Size: 178cmF0230-1783607680888255
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