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If you could have any ski in the 2012/13 Rossi lineup, what would it be?

post #1 of 22
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If you could have any ski in the 2012/13 Rossi lineup, what would it be AND why? Straight forward, what are your opinions?

post #2 of 22

I'd choose the one that best fit (MY) weight, skiing ability and style and of course my primary skiing locale and terrain preferences. For me, that's the Exp 98.

 

SJ

post #3 of 22

^^^ wat he sed ^^^  smile.gif

 

I've got a pair, so I'd ask Santa for a pair of Squad 7's if I ever need to replace my Blizzi Bodeez. The upcoming Soul 7 for tele maybe.

post #4 of 22

Pursuit HP Ti for groomers  and E98 for everything else.

post #5 of 22

Definitely the Squad 7 (made custom for me in a 184cm) to complement my S7 178cm. The Squad for really big days, deep snow, blue skies, huge bowls. A  powder quiver concept. Well, if we're fantasizing....and I'm already a big fan of the brand.

post #6 of 22

Depends what YOU need in YOUR quiver and it comes down to, why just limit your options to Rossignol, not that that is bad, they are making some damn fine skis right now. 

post #7 of 22

Experience 88.  Super verstaile ski, It could be a go-to for 90% of my skiing days.
 

post #8 of 22

Squad 7 and Experience 98 are the two that I'd have the most interest in for sure.

post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Depends what YOU need in YOUR quiver and it comes down to, why just limit your options to Rossignol, not that that is bad, they are making some damn fine skis right now. 

Because their employee discounts are friendly drool.gif

 

 

Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm on the east coast (obviously) but will be making trips out west next year for certain and also in the years to follow. At the moment my daily driver is a SFB so I'm looking at something a little more groomer friendly. As of now it is a very tough choice between the E88 and the Pursuit HP Ti.

post #10 of 22

I just bought the pursuit 16 ( same family as the HP 80 TI but 74 waist and no metal ) and it was everything i was hoping for , bought it thru Jim in a 177 and it behaved like a stretched-out slalom ski,I could not be happier.
 

post #11 of 22

+ Exp 98

post #12 of 22

If I was given any ski from the line, it would be the S7. I would sell it immediately for way below retail cost.

post #13 of 22

I have a S7, a E98, and an E88 I like them all for different things.  I have skied more days this year on the E88 than any of my other skis.  The E98 is more powerful and fun in a lot of conditions, but the E88 is IMO more versatile and easier to teach on.

post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post

I have a S7, a E98, and an E88 I like them all for different things.  I have skied more days this year on the E88 than any of my other skis.  The E98 is more powerful and fun in a lot of conditions, but the E88 is IMO more versatile and easier to teach on.
How is match up between the E88 and E98 on hard pack and icy conditions?
post #15 of 22
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How is match up between the E88 and E98 on hard pack and icy conditions?

 The E98 is better for ripping longer radius high speed carved turns on hard pack than the E88.  The E88 will do easier short radius turns and bumps than the E98, but doesn't have the same grip and power that the E98 does because it lacks the metal that the E98 has in its laminate.

post #16 of 22
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How is match up between the E88 and E98 on hard pack and icy conditions?

 

Both are too big for true hard pack and icy conditions. Can you ski them on it, sure. Will you have as much fun? I don't.

 

That's 65mm -to 72mm frontside/race ski stuff for me. (E83 does OK but even that is too wide for best use)

post #17 of 22

I didn't really like the Ex 88 very much. It is too turny for me. It felt like when I was finished a turn, the ski wasn't.th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Other similar sized skis that I have demoed and liked a lot more, in no particular order: Elan Amphibio 88; Scott Crusade; Salomon Rocker2 90; Volkl Kendo.

 

I'm 5'8", 215lbs, mid 60s advanced skier, but not stylish.

A co worker at the demo shop where i work who is early 30s, probably 200+lbs, expert, stylish, power skier also said "The Rossi 88s are not for me".

post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Interesting stuff, I don't think it would be logical to add in a 98mm waisted ski to what I currently have (108mm). A one centimeter difference just doesn't seem like enough slimming down. As of now I will probably be leaning toward something in the Pursuit line.

Thanks for all the input
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

I didn't really like the Ex 88 very much. It is too turny for me. It felt like when I was finished a turn, the ski wasn't.th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Other similar sized skis that I have demoed and liked a lot more, in no particular order: Elan Amphibio 88; Scott Crusade; Salomon Rocker2 90; Volkl Kendo.

 

I'm 5'8", 215lbs, mid 60s advanced skier, but not stylish.

A co worker at the demo shop where i work who is early 30s, probably 200+lbs, expert, stylish, power skier also said "The Rossi 88s are not for me".


This post doesn't really address the OP's question. If you don't want any Rossi model made, then this thread has nothing for you.

And no one knows what your co-worker knows, so no info there either. 

The similar skis you tried are all over the map in performance, so a poor reference as well.

post #20 of 22

For your location and current quiver, that sounds better than the E98. What about a rossi non FIS race ski?

post #21 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

For your location and current quiver, that sounds better than the E98. What about a rossi non FIS race ski?
I was thinking about a race ski but for whatever reason they aren't discounted and are way above my budget, from the reviews I've read the closest ski Rossi makes to one of their race skis is the Pursuit HP TI
post #22 of 22

BC125 in 175cm.     For self powered low angle tree skiing.   

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