Rossi S7: 115mm waist, 17m underfoot, reverse sidecut tip and tail. I didn’t have a tape measure or a bench at the mountain, so I wasn’t able to measure running length or camber length.
Review: this ski was pretty interesting. Felt a bit more versatile in mixed conditions than the Boomerang, as it had a bit more sidecut and was narrower and a bit more nimble. The Boomerang likely had better float, but since I was only skiing 6-8” new, it was impossible to say (boomerang has more surface area in terms of width). Again, somewhat limited running length, and a loss of stability in the packed pow and softer snow. It didn’t like aggressive input in those conditions, and preferred to be very slowly rolled onto edge. Not really a groomer ski, but felt significantly more stable than the Boomerang, although worse than the other skis by a good margin. Basically enough to get back to the lift without having to ride on the brakes; and not that bad at low edge angles. Ride GS-race ski edge angles though, and the ski might toss you into a 360: tough to ski aggressively on firmer snow. The cut-up crud with a few tracks here and there presented a challenge: it did get bounced, but had more of the 1010 float, skim and release feel than the Huge or Pro Rider’s crudbuster feel to it. Releases were extremely easy; along the lines of the Boomerang and the 1010 (I would say that all 3 were equally as easy to release in crappy snow, the 3 best skis of the test. They each felt a bit different releasing, but all were so easy: just any relaxing at the end of the turn and letting the hips move down the hill had the skis come right up). You could tell that the S7, along the lines of the Booomerang, really needed more snow to come alive; again, 12+ inches is where it would be at. There was a bit more ease and stability, and higher versatility than the boomerang had, but probably at the cost of a bit of float when the going gets deep and heavy. This ski is classic Rossi smooth, and will suit a wide range of skiing styles. Definitely not a day-in/day-out ski for me, but a ski that I could look forward to skiing 5-10 days a year when we get dumps. Very nice ride. Again, in coffee terms, probably a blend of a couple of different beans. Very intersting and hard to pin down. Stability: 8.25; on-piste performace: 3.5; off-piste peroformance: 8.5; ease of use: 6.5; versatility: 4; energy: 5; sweet spot: Medium; category: 90% off piste/ 10% on piste
--Dawgcatching from the thread 2010 wider skis