I know the Rossi S7 is somewhat controversial. A one-time revolutionary ski from a mainstream shop. Last year they completely sold out before the season ended. Now they seem to be in the bargain bin at every shop. What gives? Did Rossi overproduce the ski and now has a huge inventory to sell-off or is it really just a case of this ski being long in the tooth after only a few years in production? Too much crossover in the current Rossi line?
I know there are many other skis out there in this same category. What are the S7-killers out there and at the current prices, should the S7 still be in the running for someone looking for this type of ski?
FWIW, I took this ski out recently for half a day, and while I was only able to experience it mostly on groomers and a few stashes of soft snow (nothing deep and/or steep), I was pretty impressed with it's front side capabilities, so much in fact, that I could almost see using this as a western daily driver. I was not able to put it to the test in the conditions it was designed for, but was impressed none the less. I would like to try out some other like-minded skis, but the aggressive price drops are intriguing.