I just picked up a pair of Rossi S3's in a 168cm for a price I couldn't pass up. My intention is to give them to my 13 year son for Christmas. If I determine that they really aren't a good ski for him, I will either give them to my wife for powder skis, or sell them.
I was hoping to get some opinions here. My son is about 120lb. 5'4" and growing like a weed. We live in Alpine Meadows, and he started skiing before he was 2 yrs. old. He is now on the Freeride team and skis pretty much anything at Alpine Meadows with confidence and reasonably good form. He is definitely a better skier than hucker, but he is becoming much more interested in the later (much to his mother's delight).
I was just wondering if people thought this would be a good ski for him, or whether I should really be looking for something else for him. Last year he was skiing on older K2 Extreme's in about a 160cm. Based on Rossi's size chart he should be able to handle the 168cm.
Here is a quick video of him skiing Idiot's at Alpine last year.
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