Hi Folks -
I've been automatic on Rossignol and Dynastar for some years not - just step in and find the sweet spot. I have a Dynastar Course cheater GS ski and a pair of late model 9S de-tuned slalom skis (club ski?) with the big side cut that have treated me very well.
However, I have noticed some pretty serious quality issues with the Rossi's -- delaminating, etc. Because it's a soft ski, I've usually worked most of the action out of it after a full season. Was out last year due to injury, so as I go back to it this season, my first response would be to grab a pair of the same available ski (now with some Troy Lee Designs images on the topdeck. I must be getting old).
Anyway, we have a local ski shop here that doesn't carry Rossi, but I like the guys, so Blizzard is in the house there. Wondering if some folks who have skied both can share some comments on the feel of the skis.
I'm 6'1" 198lbs, ex-masters racer, slowed down with shorter turns after 3 major injuries in 4 years :-P
A touch more background: I'm back to Rossi and Dynastar due to the softer flex (why the ski only lasts a year or so). Atomic and Nordica race stuff was great 10 years ago, just too stiff now. Could never get the feel of Volkl, so was on Fischer very happily, but Rossi is like an friendly ex girlfriend - not super hot, but always a good time and instantly easy to get along with.
I've never been on a pair of Blizzard, so some feedback, impressions, and guidance on similar models to above would be most appreciated!