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2006 Rossi B2's??

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Does anyone have these or have a review of these skis? I just bought a pair of them dirt cheap and I'm trying to figure out if I want to mount them or just re-sell them... I'm skiing in CO and probably using them as my hardpack days. I've got the Seth Pistols for deep days.
post #2 of 17
Where did you get them and how much did you pay? What size are they?

I want to try them in 174 for my all around everywhere groomed, fresh, bumprs trees etc ski at WP/mary jane.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
I don't have them just yet, but I will have them soon... I'll let you know when I get them.
post #4 of 17
I'm nearly positive that they're the same as the previous B2's and there should be plenty of reviews.

If so, I've skied them. They're very skiable. By that I mean they're easy to ski, you don't have to work hard for them to respond.

They have a really soft tip. That means they float well for a ski of its width, but the tips flop around in crud. The mid-section isn't nearly as soft though, so they'll keep plowing through, but you'll definitely feel the tips moving.

They're REALLY easy to ski bumps with.

Because of the cap construction, they get on edge easily, and with their shape they'll carve, even on boilerplate, but you're not going to have the deathgrip of a stiffer ski, or one with a narrower waist. I did a top-to-bottom run with them down Whistler on a boilerplate day doing big, fast turns the whole way down. I didn't lose control ever, but there were times where I felt a bit out of control.

They have a really low swingweight. This made them feel nervous on steeps. When I wanted to get them around though, it was nice that they did so without any trouble.
post #5 of 17
^^^^^
By the way, I'm 5'7", 150 lbs, expert.

I skied those in a 174. I normally ski an Atomic SX:11 170 or a Volant Machete Sin (175) and I just added some Volkl Mantras (177) to the quiver.
post #6 of 17
One last thing: they're lively in that they get on edge quickly, but they don't have much rebound energy at all.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks shmerham... that's exactly what I was looking for. You da man.
post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by shmerham
I'm nearly positive that they're the same as the previous B2's and there should be plenty of reviews.

If so, I've skied them. They're very skiable. By that I mean they're easy to ski, you don't have to work hard for them to respond.

They have a really soft tip. That means they float well for a ski of its width, but the tips flop around in crud. The mid-section isn't nearly as soft though, so they'll keep plowing through, but you'll definitely feel the tips moving.

They're REALLY easy to ski bumps with.

Because of the cap construction, they get on edge easily, and with their shape they'll carve, even on boilerplate, but you're not going to have the deathgrip of a stiffer ski, or one with a narrower waist. I did a top-to-bottom run with them down Whistler on a boilerplate day doing big, fast turns the whole way down. I didn't lose control ever, but there were times where I felt a bit out of control.

They have a really low swingweight. This made them feel nervous on steeps. When I wanted to get them around though, it was nice that they did so without any trouble.
They are not the same as last years B2; Last years B2 was: 113/76/103mm; the 2006 B2 is: 116/78/105mm.

Also they are said to be stiffer, especialy in the tip.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Astrochimp- I have a pair of 166's, brand new in the wrapper, that I can sell you for $400. Let me know if you're interested.
post #10 of 17
I am waiting delivery of the same skis (B2 174's), does anybody have recommendations for bindings? 53 6'2" 215lbs Thanks for any recommendations
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by flaskier
I am waiting delivery of the same skis (B2 174's), does anybody have recommendations for bindings? 53 6'2" 215lbs Thanks for any recommendations
Rossi Axial 140's will also get you a two year warranty instead of one.
post #12 of 17
shmerham and harry dunn,

thanks for the remarks about the ski. I ski a lot of bumps as well as groomed and ungroomed and trees etc at Mary Jane and Winter Park. All types of stuff bascially. The B2 sounds like a ski I will def. demo.

I have been skiing a soft pair of my MOM's rossi Rebels in a 160cm during teaching clinics and I am liking the shorter length. I was out friday at Copper on my 180 Big Stix 84's and they felt so big at first. But then the girth and length was welcome in the Resolution Bowl. And the grip on steep hard groomers was nice to have. THey bump well but take work.

Anyway, I think the 166 is too short. I'm going to try the 174 and see how it does for bumps and then everything else. I don't need a new ski but you know...

Thanks!
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
I got the B2's in a 174 for $200 new off craigslist, by the way.
post #14 of 17

$200 B2's?

Can you get any more for that price? Maybe in a 182? That's dirt cheap!
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
NOpe, sorry Malibu... I only got the 174's for that cheap. I have no idea how the person got them for that, nor was I asking.
post #16 of 17
Harry, aren't they 176's?

I didn't know Rossi made a 174.
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm sure they're 174's... the next size down are 166's.
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