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When/Where Rossignol made in US of A?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I thought all the Rossi's where made in France until maybe the 90's.

But the Exhibition S, Smash's and Freestyle all have the "made in USA"
mark on them.

Were these produced by a US maker for Rossignol? If so who?

Anyone remember anything from back in the 70's?
post #2 of 12
Rossignol had a factory in Vermont but shut it down due to poor quality and expense.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
I thought all the Rossi's where made in France until maybe the 90's.
AFAIK Rossis are still made in France (alpine skis) and Spain (alpine skis/snowboards/xc)
post #4 of 12
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Rossignol had a factory in Vermont but shut it down due to poor quality and expense.
pretty much like every other big name US ski factory/manufacturer?
post #5 of 12
I had a friend that went to Europe in 1972. He brought back a pair of Swiss Rossignols with a red circle with a white cross in it on the tip of the ski in place of the French coq. Rossignol would later rebrand Swiss made Rossignols as Authier skis.

Another interesting earlier 70s French ski adventure was Lange skis made in Vermont. Lange licensed the VR-17 design from Dynamic and produced Lange VR-17s. They were well made and skied like the originals. I have a pair of 212cm Lange VR-17 still.
post #6 of 12
some Rossi's are made in Tunisia, as well.
post #7 of 12
Rossi was out of Williston VT back in that era.
post #8 of 12
Late 90s the beginner/intermediate ones were being made in the Czech republic, I believe (was going to say it was at a Fischer plant, but I'm not certain of that)
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Rossi was out of Williston VT back in that era.

Right in Stowe's backyard.....

Only their "freestyle" line or were there others too? The "race" skis still all had the "Made in France" tag during this same time period.....
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
Late 90s the beginner/intermediate ones were being made in the Czech republic, I believe (was going to say it was at a Fischer plant, but I'm not certain of that)
probably spain....not Czech Republic...
post #11 of 12

Made in USA

Rossi made their injected foam skis in Williston Vermont in the late 70's. Dynastar made skis in Colchester, Vermont during that time. All French Rossi and Dynastars are made in the Dynastar factory, now, since the Rossi factory closed last year.
post #12 of 12
waxman, it was definitely Eastern Europe, but only for their entry level gear. The core of the ski was really soft and you had to be extra careful not to ring threads when mounting bindings.
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