6’0”, 210, 52 (well almost 53)
’07 Rossi Radical WC RX RKi 191 (I assume this is still the Y51)
’06 Rossi 9Xti 184 with “Speed Plate” (VIST, not RKi hinged) (Y51)
’05 Rossi 9X 185 w/ RKi plate (Y51)
USSA Masters, NASTAR
I put the “Speed Plate” on my ’06 9Xti’s to get a bit more “beef” under foot (what’s on the Rossi speed skis). This season, however, I am sporting at least 25 less pounds going into the season and haven’t been on skis yet. Things may feel totally different, don’t know. I got the 191 for Master races as I felt I need a bit more “ski” under foot on the big hills. My ’05 9X are a bit stiffer than my ’06 Snub nose. The ’05 is a little more stable, the ’06 initiates very easily. The ’07 191 has both quickness and stability – best of all worlds for me.
Oh yeah, U.P. Racer’s right. The B-Squad (Rossi’s offering for the 104 under foot off piste ski) is basically the same construction as the race ski. It carves like a B^tch and is WAY more fun than the skinny sticks in the pow and crude (on the 194 and have the 188 B3, also a fun ski). Skied the deep and steep at the Bird for the first time in a long time this last spring. Mind blowing how easy they make it and yes, you can arc ‘em on the groomers – just shocking :
Have you tried the 04 or 05 189? How does it fit into the scheme of Rossi GS skis?