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2013 Rossignol Squad 7 Open Ski

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Pros: The S7 toned up

Cons: still can be a bit floppy

 

Review:

The S7 has been the benchmark that most powder skis have been compared to, and rightfully so, it is very well one of the easiest powder skis ever built. Over the years the S7 never lost it's playfulness but others have caught up to the S7 on playfulness but surpassed it in versatility. Enter the Squad7. The Squad7 takes the personality of the S7 in off snow finesse attributes and adds some muscle by lowering the elfish tip and tail profiles giving the Squad7 more of a connection to the snow and a new ability to be charge on mixed conditions with being fluttered like the S7. Not that there is anything wrong with the S7 in the conditions it was designed for, soft, deep fluffy powder..but the Squad picks up to conquer mank, crud and other clever names for mixed snow. What does all this mean? The Squad could be the most versatile powder/cud ski that Rossignol has offered. 

 

Product:

Length Tested: 190cm

Dimensions/Turn Radius: 

Camber: Early Rise Tip & Tail w/camber

Binding: Demo 

Mount point: Suggested 

 

Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: Alpine Meadows

Number of Runs: 3

Snow Conditions: Powder

Demo or Own: Demo

 

Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 48

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 13 Blizzard Bonafide, 13 Blizzard Gunsmoke, plus various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

2013 Rossignol Squad 7 Open Ski
Description:

The all-new Squad 7 is a balls-to-the-wall, big-mountain pow-slayer for the pros. Featuring a wider waist, more powerful tail and longer turn radius, the Squad 7 delivers unrivaled power and stability for straight-lining the most daunting terrain, out-running your sluff, and stomping the mandatory. Powder Turn Rocker delivers maximum floatation for hard-charging through the deepest conditions. Centered Sidecut provides enhanced versatility and edging power. Not for the faint of heart, the new Squad 7 is designed for the athletes who push the boundaries of big-mountain skiing. 100% Powder RB: FKS 180 B130

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths190
Dimensions145-120-126
Turn Radius29.5 M
Constructiontip / tail rocker
Core MaterialWood Fiberglass
Binding Systemnone
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended BindingFKS 180 B 130
Recommended usePowder
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelExpert
Model Year2013
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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