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Dear all,

 

I'm looking for a pair of new or lightly used Rossignol Pursuit 16 skis, around 160-165cm. These will be my first skis, so I'm also happy to hear any thoughts on the model. I'm 6' tall, 155 lbs, and am an intermediate skier (level 6 according to what seems like the standard system). This is my second season skiing. I demoed these skis recently, and really enjoyed them -- though after reading more online, I'm getting concerned that they will be too advanced for me at present.

 

Right now, there are a few deals online for $550 with free shipping. That seems like a good price. I'm wondering if I can do better by waiting a few months, or by purchasing used.

 

Thanks very much!

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Originally Posted by aranpura View Post
 

Dear all,

 

I'm looking for a pair of new or lightly used Rossignol Pursuit 16 skis, around 160-165cm. These will be my first skis, so I'm also happy to hear any thoughts on the model. I'm 6' tall, 155 lbs, and am an intermediate skier (level 6 according to what seems like the standard system). This is my second season skiing. I demoed these skis recently, and really enjoyed them -- though after reading more online, I'm getting concerned that they will be too advanced for me at present.

 

Right now, there are a few deals online for $550 with free shipping. That seems like a good price. I'm wondering if I can do better by waiting a few months, or by purchasing used.

 

Thanks very much!

Welcome to EpicSki!  How did you decide on this particular model?  Where are you likely to ski in the next season or two?

 

It's usually easier to get suggestions about skis in the Gear section.

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Thanks for the welcome! I had thought about posting for gear advice, but thought perhaps someone had a used pair of these to sell so I'd post here. I'll start a thread on Gear as well, and point to this one.

 

I really had been all over the map with what I wanted, but in the end I've only been able to get to Butternut to demo skis. I tried out one of the Atomic Nomads (the Smoke model I think), the Volkl RTM 75is, and the Rossi Pursuit 16. The Atomic and Volkl skis were fine, nothing too remarkable. Solid performers, I felt. The Rossi was just tons of fun, I really enjoyed it and felt I skied better on it.

 

Reading reviews, it may be a more advanced ski than I should have at my level. But I really enjoyed it, and decided that mattered more than the specs and recommendations I was reading. Given that I can only demo a few skis this season, I thought I should limit my purchase to something I've been able to try, even if it's not the best ski in the world, it's the best one I know.

 

As to your other question, we're likely to ski mostly locally in Connecticut / southern MA, with occasional trips into Vermont. One week a year, plus maybe a weekend, we'll head west. I figure I can rent skis out there for that week, my thought was to buy the best ski for my typical conditions and then rent when I needed something more specialized.

 

Any thoughts are welcome!

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Originally Posted by aranpura View Post
 

Thanks for the welcome! I had thought about posting for gear advice, but thought perhaps someone had a used pair of these to sell so I'd post here. I'll start a thread on Gear as well, and point to this one.

 

I really had been all over the map with what I wanted, but in the end I've only been able to get to Butternut to demo skis. I tried out one of the Atomic Nomads (the Smoke model I think), the Volkl RTM 75is, and the Rossi Pursuit 16. The Atomic and Volkl skis were fine, nothing too remarkable. Solid performers, I felt. The Rossi was just tons of fun, I really enjoyed it and felt I skied better on it.

 

Reading reviews, it may be a more advanced ski than I should have at my level. But I really enjoyed it, and decided that mattered more than the specs and recommendations I was reading. Given that I can only demo a few skis this season, I thought I should limit my purchase to something I've been able to try, even if it's not the best ski in the world, it's the best one I know.

 

As to your other question, we're likely to ski mostly locally in Connecticut / southern MA, with occasional trips into Vermont. One week a year, plus maybe a weekend, we'll head west. I figure I can rent skis out there for that week, my thought was to buy the best ski for my typical conditions and then rent when I needed something more specialized.

 

Any thoughts are welcome!

 

Just wondered which skis you ended up buying, if you bought the pursuits or something else. We ski at butternut also and demoing is always fun.  Dimitri, the demo guy is awesome. 

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Ironically I ended up demoing the Rossignol Pursuit 16s a week later on easter weekend which was Butternut's closing weekend.    I LOVED these skis.   There weren't any women's skis I wanted to demo so I turned to the unisex/mens skis and told Dimitri just to surprise me with something.  He hands me the pursuit 16 and says think of yourself running late to work and need to go very fast to get there ontime, this is the ski/car to get you there.  This description scared me a little bit but once I took them out I was fine.  All I kept thinking was wow these skis have somewhere they want to be and I want to take them there.  Fun, fun, fun.  These skis made me want to go faster and even try to keep up with my boyfriend.    I skied on these the rest of the afternoon.  I absolutely adore these skis.  I also demoed the Rossignol Pursuit HPs which is the more advanced model at 81 underfoot.  I am still undecided between the 2 but my front side ski will definitely be one of these two pairs.

 

Both the Pursuit 16s and the HP just bit into the hardpack like noones business and I found myself wanting to cruise down downspout and anywhere there was ice I just didn't care because I had the perfect weapons.

 

I may just pick up the Pursuit 16s as I can get them for the cheapest and them do a tiny bit more demoing of of frontside skis next season.  I am a volkl girl at heart and have 2 other pairs of Volkl skis (Kenja and Yumi). I'd really like to take the RTM 81 out for a spin.  

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