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Rossignol S7 Sizing question and question in general about the S7

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Hey guys, this is my first post, so bear with me here.

 

First off, I am 172cm tall and way about 135lbs.

 

This past season I just skied park and a bit of powder. I skied on a Rossi S7 Pro 160cm ski.. (JR ski) it fit my needs for the local mountains near me..

 

This upcoming season I am hoping to ski more of Whistler, BC and get some major powder skiing going!

 

I am thinking about getting a Rossignol S7... as i have read it can handle most terrain really well.

 

What length ski would you guys recommend me? 

 

From the looks of it... over the past couple years, nothing but that graphics has changed on them... is this true?

 

Thanks you guys! Hope to hear some replies! :)

 

Thanks,

Patrick

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Hi, PatNeal, welcome to Epic ski!

 

I'm 178 cm and 165 lbs.  I've skied the  S7 in both 177 and186 lengths and the construction hasn't changed.  As you probably noticed when you skied the junior version, the twin-tip/early rise reduces the ski's snow-contact area and the S7 skis short.  At your size, the 177 should be an excellent compromise between nimbleness and float/stability in deeper snow.  The S7 is not a terribly versatile ski, however, and might not be your best bet as a one-ski quiver if you also spend time on hardpack.  In the Rossi lineup, the S3 (98 cm underfoot) is a more versatile soft-snow-biased ski and is very user friendly and fun for a lighter skier such as yourself on varied terrain, including some firmer snow.  If, however, you are looking to ski only deep snow terrain, including trees, at various speeds, the S7 is an excellent choice.  The only time the 186 will be better for a skier of your size would be if he were seeking more of a big-mountain/powder ski with maximum stability at high speed in long turns.  Good luck!


Edited by mike_m - 7/1/12 at 8:18pm
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Originally Posted by mike_m View Post

Hi, PatNeal, welcome to Epic ski!

 

I'm 178 cm and 165 lbs.  I've skied the  S7 in both 177 and186 lengths and the construction hasn't changed.  As you probably noticed when you skied the junior version, the twin-tip/early rise reduces the ski's snow-contact area and the S7 skis short.  At your size, the 177 should be an excellent compromise between nimbleness and float/stability in deeper snow.  It's not a terribly versatile ski and might not be your best bet as a one-ski quiver if you also spend time on hardpack.  If, however, you mainly ski a variety of deep snow terrain, including trees, at various speeds, it would be my recommendation.  The only time the 186 will be better for a skier of your size would be if he were seeking more of a big-mountain/powder ski with maximum stability at high speed in long turns.  Good luck!

Hey there, thanks for the awesome reply! I am 16 and plan on growing still... and gaining weight of course... hoping to be about 180cm tall.. I want to be have this ski for a long time, would it be worth my while to go up to the 188 considering I will be growing? 

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Not in my opinion.  IF you grew substantially, it might be better in four or five years.  Why give up fun now?  I also edited my reply to address some other issues.  See if it helps!
 

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Not in my opinion.  IF you grew substantially, it might be better in four or five years.  Why give up fun now?  I also edited my reply to address some other issues.  See if it helps!
 

I would definitely get the S7, not the S7. I would probably keep using the S7Pro I have right now alongside the S7. That is where my next issue comes into play. Cost. Right now from my searching I have found a pair of demo S7 178 with demo bindings for $519 Or I a pair of 188 for $200 cheaper... I dont know! As im 16, the wallet aint so big.. :D
 

Do you know of any other skis similar to the S7? (able to handle deep pow and groomers when needed & and has the control of the S7)

post #6 of 10

First, don't put much stock in any comparison between the Jr S7 and the adult ski. They are not remotely the same ski. The Jr S7 is a very basic twin tip all mountain ski with practically no tip or tail rise, no early taper and not close to the same width. For all that, it's pretty good for what it is and it's been around the Rossi lineup for years under several different names and graphics. Just don't expect very similar characteristics to the Adult S7.

 

As far as the general characteristics of the S7 here is a long term review of the S7 vs. a couple of newer skis. This will give you some idea of the character of the ski. I weigh a lot more than you of course but my commentary on the long sizes could be fairly well applied to the shorter sizes for you. And no......you would not be well advised to go for the 188.

 

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/112041/nordica-helldorado-patron-unleashed-hell-vs-rossi-s7-long-term-tests

 

SJ

post #7 of 10

The adult 176 is the length you'd prefer. Construction hasn't changed. At your level, just getting into powder, it's a superb ski. The Atomic Bent Chetler is another nice entry powder ski, more traditional shape and handling. Either will grow with you, you may want to eventually get something different or not or keep the S7/BC for specific terrain like trees. All depends on how you evolve in pow, what terrain you decide you like, and how you like to ski it.

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First, don't put much stock in any comparison between the Jr S7 and the adult ski. They are not remotely the same ski. The Jr S7 is a very basic twin tip all mountain ski with practically no tip or tail rise, no early taper and not close to the same width. For all that, it's pretty good for what it is and it's been around the Rossi lineup for years under several different names and graphics. Just don't expect very similar characteristics to the Adult S7.

As far as the general characteristics of the S7 here is a long term review of the S7 vs. a couple of newer skis. This will give you some idea of the character of the ski. I weigh a lot more than you of course but my commentary on the long sizes could be fairly well applied to the shorter sizes for you. And no......you would not be well advised to go for the 188.


http://www.epicski.com/t/112041/nordica-helldorado-patron-unleashed-hell-vs-rossi-s7-long-term-tests

SJ

Hey, thanks for the awesome reply!
What would be a good price for the 2010 S7? Brand new, unmounted. they are the white with the purple graphic. not Koopman.

You guys say the construction is the same? So technically the 2010 are the same as the 2012, just different graphics?

Thanks!
post #9 of 10

The basic model S7 has not changed in construction since it was introduced. Can't say what a good price would be. There's probably not many available to compare so........whatever you could find 'em for I guess. You'll have to do your own shopping on that front.

 

SJ

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Just wanted to post a update...

I was able to snag a lightly demoed pair of 2013 S7s 178cm w/ axial2 120 demo bindings for $500 smile.gif

Im took your guys word for the sizing! Im super excited for this upcoming season! Thanks for all your help you guys! biggrin.gif

Thanks,
Patrick
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