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Rossi Scratch BC

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ski Make: Rossignol
Ski Model: Scratch BC
Length: 176
Snow Conditions Used In: Powder, chopped powder, death cookies, crud, groomers.
Number of Days Used: 3 runs @ Jackson
Your Ability: one boot firmly planted in level 8 PSIA
How Many Years Have You Been Skiing: 5
Avg. Days per Year Skiing: 25
Other Skis You Like: Elan Mantis 662, Pocket Rocket, Sollie Crossmax and X-scream
Your Height/Weight: 5'11, 185 lb.

Did NOT like this ski a-tall! I really can't put my finger on why, but I just did not have fun on this ski. I had to boss it around quite a bit, and I felt like some strange things were going on at the tail. It is a bit longer than I like to ski, but I don't know if that was the biggest factor.

Not a candidate for my quiver.
post #2 of 6
Probably the fact that it's a twinn tip and the binding is mounted more in the middle of the ski instead of what you're used to.

The other factor is being used to the likes of Solomons, Rossi's are gonna feel way too damp for you. I actually liked the feel of them especially in trees and pow.

My Son just a new pair all mounted up last week. He loves them.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by Lars:
Probably the fact that it's a twinn tip...

>I skied PR's and pistols, loved 'em.

and the binding is mounted more in the middle of the ski instead of what you're used to.

>PR's, same deal. Also liked 1080's. Center mount isn't an issue.

The other factor is being used to the likes of Solomons(sic), Rossi's are gonna feel way too damp for you. I actually liked the feel of them especially in trees and pow.

>I liked B2's just fine, don't think it's a Rossi vs. Salomon thing.

My Son just a new pair all mounted up last week. He loves them.
Good for him, hope he enjoys them. I still don't like 'em.
post #4 of 6
I have a pair and love them. A tad bit lifeless occaisonally, but they float like a dream (super gs that were impossible in pow on my xxs become simple), are stable at speed, and can be made to hold an edge on the steeps/ski bumps with some work.

i give them a B+
post #5 of 6
They make good flooring
post #6 of 6
Ski Make: Rossignol
Ski Model: Scratch BC
Length: 188
Snow Conditions Used In: Powder, chopped powder, death cookies, crud, groomers.
Number of Days Used: 15
Your Ability: comfortable
How Many Years Have You Been Skiing: 25
Avg. Days per Year Skiing: 40
Other Skis You Like: Volkl Explosiv, Head CyberCross, Volkl G4
Your Height/Weight: 6'2, 185 lb.

To provide another angle, first few runs on this ski - I wasn't thrilled, either. Luckily, I'd already bought and stuck it out. Definitely not the easiest things to ski, but once you figure it out and learn that you need to stay on top of them - one of my favorites. The scratches are awesome in fresh, can turn pretty quick in the trees when needed and make a great landing platform if you like to get a little air. They will get away from you if you get in the backseat and will punish you if you're too tired to stay aggressive.
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