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help me pick a new ski - Rossi, Supershapes?

post #1 of 18
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hi guys,
i am new to the forums, and was reading up and some of you guys know your stuff so i was was looking for advice on a new ski... last year i purchased some rossignol Zenith 9 Oversizes, i am very comfortable on the ski, and can arc them very well, however when it comes to the top of the mountain i feel the ski is a little sluggish making shorter radius turns with them...i mostly ski groomed snow and can ski the entire mountain... i use a 2006 tecnica diablo flame boot ,... am 6 feet tall and 170lbs... i am looking for a ski that is a little thinner across the top then that zenith, and has a little more pop on shorter turns... but that can still arc a mean turn when ripping down the blues.... if you have any suggestions let me know... i am pretty comfortable on rossi skis however am open to anything
post #2 of 18
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any suggestions would be nice
post #3 of 18
Welcome to EpicSki, lilsnoboardr22.
Here's a couple of suggestions:
Head 1200 XRC or Supershape
Fischer RX8 or 9
post #4 of 18
I personally am not a Rossi fan because of that sluggish (dead) feel. Take a look at a Atomic Metron M10 which has a similier shape as the Rossi but much more pop. I also hear the Supershape will give that to you too, just not as wide underfoot.
post #5 of 18

Skis for you

" i am looking for a ski that is a little thinner across the top then that zenith, and has a little more pop on shorter turns... but that can still arc a mean turn when ripping down the blues..."

Here are the skis for you:

For shorter radii turns:
Fisher World Cup SL

Now for the ultimate experience there is (short and long):

Fisher World Cup RC in 175 - wicked, wicked ski with "flowflex" plate - the plate bends with your ski.

RADIUS 16 m / 175 cm
112 - 66 - 96

Dont' let the "World Cup" scare you - its an awesome ski and very easy handling.

RX8, RX9 are watered down version of WC RC, Go for the gold and you will not regret it.

Here is even better news - it can be found on ebay or ski-depot.com
post #6 of 18

New Skis

Jaypeak, I demo'd the Fischers yesterday and they were great on the the groomers, a make any turn you want ski, I was impressed. Very quick and you can load them and pop them or make GS or SG turns at speed.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by lilsnoboardr22 View Post
hi guys,
i am new to the forums, and was reading up and some of you guys know your stuff so i was was looking for advice on a new ski... last year i purchased some rossignol Zenith 9 Oversizes, i am very comfortable on the ski, and can arc them very well, however when it comes to the top of the mountain i feel the ski is a little sluggish making shorter radius turns with them...i mostly ski groomed snow and can ski the entire mountain... i use a 2006 tecnica diablo flame boot ,... am 6 feet tall and 170lbs... i am looking for a ski that is a little thinner across the top then that zenith, and has a little more pop on shorter turns... but that can still arc a mean turn when ripping down the blues.... if you have any suggestions let me know... i am pretty comfortable on rossi skis however am open to anything
How long are your Z9's, 170? you should be on the 162cm.

Volkl Allstars
Fischer RX8
Salomon GC's (great edge hold)
post #8 of 18
Atomic Metron B-5's rule the planet.
I am more and more impressed every time I step into the binding.
post #9 of 18
Quote:
" i am looking for a ski that is a little thinner across the top then that zenith, and has a little more pop on shorter turns... but that can still arc a mean turn when ripping down the blues..."
Sorry, and I may get flamed for saying this but when I demoed Rossi's, Z9 included, I felt no "pop" at all.
I am used to skiing Volkls, however I have many other brands in my quiver and am open minded.
Of the skis I've demoed this year, I have really liked the Nordica Nitrous a ton, which has some of the properties you describe, but if you're looking for that POP, you may want to try the Volkl AC3 or the S5. Both of those skis will deliver the POP and make you smile!
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
i can get my hands on some nice supershapes... however they are world cup... any knowledge on how much stiffer these skis are compared to the rossi z9's?
post #11 of 18
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oh yea... for informational purposes my rossi's are 170cm these supershapes are 163
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
bump... any light on the stiffness
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
up on some stiffness info of the supershapes
post #14 of 18
If they are 163's, then they are the Supershape Speeds (GS cut) not the regular Supershapes (slalom cut) which come in a 165 length. The Speeds are definitely stiffer and more demanding than the original Supershapes. I haven't skied the Z9's, but I believe the Supershape Speeds are stiffer.
post #15 of 18
Used the VS1 165 oversize last year and through this forum ended up replacing them with Solomon Equip GC race 170. Liked them but started to love them when I put a 1-3 cut on the edge. They prefer a technical skier like your old Rossies. If you are into power, they flex too easily.
post #16 of 18
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i think they are the 165 slalom cut skis.. any more information you could give me about stiffness... ski demands?
post #17 of 18
I'm skiing the 165 Supershapes at the same height as you (6') but a little lighter (160). I find them to be a great all-around ski for my needs. For me, the more I put into them, the more they give back. The pop you seek is certainly there on short turns. I personally prefer mid to long turns on them and they really are unshakable. Best carvers I've been on. I don't think you would be disappointed. Also, I don't find them particularly demanding, although I rarely take it easy when I ski, tending to ski hard most of the time. That said, even though I am loving skiing the 165's, I would still like to try the 170's to compare. I suspect the only edge the Z9's would have is in deeper snow and crud, but that's only based on what I've read.
post #18 of 18
Try the Stockli Laser SC, with a VIST SL Pro plate and binding. I think that you will find it has all the pop, edge and turn that you could desire. I used to be a Volkl Allstar fan (until they were stolen) but Stockli are in a completely different league.
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