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Rossignol Sin 7 vs Line Sick Day 95

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Looking at getting some new skis at the close out prices, either the Rossignol Sin 7 or the Line Sick Day 95.  Haven't had a chance to try either one but from what I have gathered they are comparable skis as far as size and flex meeting my needs.  Looking for any additional info.

 

What is the quality like on the Line skis?  I have heard some rumblings that they don't hold up as well as other brands.

 

I ski in Colorado but mostly the family so I am not looking for a hard charger (i.e. Bonafide) but something that will handle the groomers while allowing me to go play in the trees, bumps while having some more float than my current 74mm skis.

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I've skied both and prefer the Sick Day.  It's nimble and playful, but holds quite well on firm snow.  Very versatile.  Reminds me of the now-discontinued Rossi S3.  I've found the current generation of Rossi honeycomb-tipped skis to be too light and chattery.  For my taste, Rossi hit the spot with the S3/S7 series, but in their quest for more lightness, went too far with their current lineup.  I only weigh 160 lbs., so I can only guess this impression might be magnified with a heavier skier on the boards. (Your experience may vary!)

 

Never heard any negatives about Line durability, but that doesn't prove anything.

 

Good luck!

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I've skied both and prefer the Sick Day.  It's nimble and playful, but holds quite well on firm snow.  Very versatile.  Reminds me of the now-discontinued Rossi S3.  I've found the current generation of Rossi honeycomb-tipped skis to be too light and chattery.  For my taste, Rossi hit the spot with the S3/S7 series, but in their quest for more lightness, went too far with their current lineup.  I only weigh 160 lbs., so I can only guess this impression might be magnified with a heavier skier on the boards. (Your experience may vary!)

 

Never heard any negatives about Line durability, but that doesn't prove anything.

 

Good luck!


Can you expand on the conditions you have skied the Sick Day 95 in and what you have found to be it's pluses/minuses in different conditions?  Trying to determine if I can make any guesses about how they would do in the Eastern (Southern and Northern VT) conditions I would use them in.  I am similar to your weight at 166lbs.

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"I ski in Colorado...so I am not looking for a hard charger (i.e. Bonafide) but something that will handle the groomers while allowing me to go play in the trees, bumps while having some more float than my current 74mm skis."

 

Sounds like the Sick Day would fit the bill.  I skied it on two demo days at Loveland.  One day was very firm hardpack; the other was softer with some fresh crud snow.  The Sick Day was very comfortable in both.  It's supple enough to be friendly in bumps and playful enough to be good sliding around trees. 

 

They don't have the hard-snow grip of a detuned race ski like a Head Magnum, but they weren't chattery or slidy at all.  On typical Colorado groomers, and all but boilerplate (which flatters few skis!), they're just fine.

 

I think you'd like them.

 

Good luck!

Mike

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Just pulled the trigger on the Sick Days. Thank you everyone for your help.
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If you get any time on snow with the Sick Days, let us know your impressions.

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Got a chance to try my new Sick Day 95 at Arapaheo Basin a couple weeks ago (last week of May).  They floated on the slush well and the real test was doing a run that had about 1" fresh snow on top of crud.  Hit the run hard thinking it had a better base, and the skis handled it like a champ.  Also had a few runs where the snow conditions change (groomer, to skied off on the steeper part) and I felt in total control.  My only complaint is the tips had a few small chips in the top sheet by the end of the day.

 

Have to give props to the A-Basin Tuning shop.  Took my new skis in for a quick edge sharpen.  They had sharpened the edges and waxed the bases by the time I got back from getting my lift ticket and all for $10.

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