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Salomon 2012 v's Rossignol S3

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I'm interested to know if anyone has skied both of the above and could give me a comparison.  

 

Both are wood core, sidewall skis with tip and tail rocker.  The Sollie is 91mm at the waist and the Rossi is 98mm.  That narrower waist is what interests me.  I've demoed the S3 three times and I certainly like it, but the tip and (especially) the tail rocker have a bit too much splay for my liking, it's a bit wide for my purposes, and it's a bit of a noodle.  The 2012 seems like a narrower S3, and I'm hoping it's a narrower and stiffer S3, but I've not tried it.

 

Anyone?

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I have not skied the 2012, only the S3. If possible, give the S3's replacement, the Sin 7 a demo. The tail shape has changed and it is stiffer than the S3.Supposed to be much improved.  I have not yet tried it, so I can't give you a on snow comparison to the S3.

Have fun trying them!

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Good point.  I managed to demo the Sin7 in late July.  Yes, it's likely an improvement over the S3.  I didn't try the S3 on the same day, but there's a bit more support from the tail of the Sin7 and the tip seems to have a tad more beef to it.  It's still a bit wide for the role this ski has to play for me.  I'm just hoping the 2012 can best be described as a stiffer, narrower S3; similar in feel but with better carving chops.  The fact that it's a full sidewall ski gives me that hope.

 

[edit - for what it's worth I also managed to demo the Dynastar Cham 97 that same weekend, and that's top of my list so far ... the Cham 87 wasn't enough ski for my taste]


Edited by sinbad7 - 12/29/13 at 3:15pm
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As ever the search function is my friend.  Started searching on "twenty twelve" instead of "2012" and found some more reviews.  Nice.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/108161/salomon-twenty-twelve


Edited by sinbad7 - 12/29/13 at 3:15pm
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