Rossignol Zenith Z11 Mutix
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I just got a pair of these skis, and I am SMITTEN with how they ski.
I picked them up in the 176cm size (128-76-106). I ski at a small, icy hill in the Midwest, and am primarily a medium radius fast carver-type skier. I couldn't have picked out a better pair of skis!!
Me: 6', 185#
Conditions: groomed hardpack w/icy spots, cold! - about 10 deg F
The edge grip on these right outta the box was phenomenal. I just waxed them and headed to the hill since I didn't have time to check the edges. I didn't need to! Just lay them over on their sides as HOLD ON. Super stable ski, but definitely want to be turing all the time, which is typical of the Zenith series of skis. Compared to my first year Z9's, I wouldn't have recognized them to be in the same ski family. These are a much more substantial ski, and I am able to push their limits mcuh more so than the Z9, which definitely had a speed limit as well as an ideal "ice factor" - when it got bullet-proof, they weren't as good, especially at speed. The Z11's don't feel like that. They are always in control regardless of the speed and condition.
So far, I have only used them with the stiffer arms, but will take them out this week with the softer set. That should be interesting, as I imagine it will tighten the radius a bit more.
*Typical damp Rossi ride, with ample feedback. Overall a quiet ride though.
*Not particularly "energetic", but still powerful. I attribute that to the dampening effect.
*I've been skiing on twin-tips lately, and these were a lotta fun to get on as they are MUCH more sure-footed than the twins.