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Rossi FIS Hero JR to tweener

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Was looking at deals end of season for my daughter racing 2nd year U14 and moving to U16 next season.

She's on Dynastar Team Course GS WC R20 165 cm / Rossi GS FIS HERO 165 cm and I found what looks like a good deal on Rossi's 2016 tweener model in 170 & 175 -- HERO FIS GS w maxflex120s.

 

Does anyone have some intel on the difference between the 170/175 R21 and the 165 R20 in flex and sturdiness?

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From what I understand with Atomics the 171 and up FIS type GS are a much heavier built ski than those shorter, and indeed take a different series of binding.

 

Rossi could be similar.

 

I just ordered a new old stock Atomic for myself actually, partly because I have been been quite happily doing masters racing on a used 170 Fischer Jr GS and wanted something with shiny new edges.

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To my knowledge, there's not an abrupt change at 170/171, but rather a difference between the junior and FIS U16 versions that sometimes overlap around that length. There are very small differences in flex between brands at 170 for the junior models,moderate differences in the short FIS adult versions, haven't heard that the R20 and 21 are significantly different. Personally, I'd ask her coach.
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What I'm looking at IS the so called tweener GS skis which come in 170, 175 and 182 for Rossi/Dynastar GS. Next up is regular FIS skis afaik. But there might exist specific U18 skis too?
From what I can see just reading on their sites, it doesn't look like abrupt steps but rather gradual. Basic construction sounds like samish, but without, partial or full metal layers. I guess different material too in some parts. The 165 for instance has a full layer of titanal, the 158 has a partial and the 151(?) none. Binding and plate sounds like the biggest difference, and will of course contribute a lot to sturdiness.
And it's correct that all manufacturers offer these type of skis, but starting length varies. 165 is the last JR ski length for Rossi/Dynastar (other lengts for other brands) and I'm just trying to find out how big of a step it will be to move to the 170 or 175 for this brand. I'll talk to coach, but I doubt he has specific knowledge in this particular brand/models.
cheers
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Originally Posted by Karlsson View Post

Was looking at deals end of season for my daughter racing 2nd year U14 and moving to U16 next season.
She's on Dynastar Team Course GS WC R20 165 cm / Rossi GS FIS HERO 165 cm and I found what looks like a good deal on Rossi's 2016 tweener model in 170 & 175 -- HERO FIS GS w maxflex120s.

Does anyone have some intel on the difference between the 170/175 R21 and the 165 R20 in flex and sturdiness?

The R21 170/175/182 are basically softer flexing adult construction skis. They have 2 layers of metal, and are heavier than the junior R20 skis. Radius is 19/23/25. We have strong U14s on the R21s, and with a good tune, those skis rip. I've tried the 175-23 and 182-25 out in a league course for fun, and they held up to my size considering they are a U16 ski.
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Thank you CK. That helps.
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170 GS and 150 SL ordered!

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