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Rossignol CS70

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Has anyone skied the CS70 yet? Any input about this ski would help. I've been unable to find anything about the CS70 on this forum. The review from Real Skiers says this ski must be "skied and not ridden" but the review from Skipress makes it sound easy to ski and not demanding . I know not every review will be the same thats why I'm turning to anyone here for their knowledge and thoughts.

Thanks in advance.
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Great ski, slalom shape loves to turn. Put it on the short list and give it a whirl.
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
Has anyone skied the CS70 yet? Any input about this ski would help. I've been unable to find anything about the CS70 on this forum. The review from Real Skiers says this ski must be "skied and not ridden" but the review from Skipress makes it sound easy to ski and not demanding . I know not every review will be the same thats why I'm turning to anyone here for their knowledge and thoughts.

Thanks in advance.
I have skied the CX 80 which is the same construction and it was awesome. I think what they mean is that you have to be technical in your skiing to enjoy these.
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These are definitely on my list to check out. I saw a guy out ripping troughs with the CS80's the other day. It was beautiful...

*Tear runs from corner of eye...*
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
Has anyone skied the CS70 yet? Any input about this ski would help. I've been unable to find anything about the CS70 on this forum. The review from Real Skiers says this ski must be "skied and not ridden" but the review from Skipress makes it sound easy to ski and not demanding . I know not every review will be the same thats why I'm turning to anyone here for their knowledge and thoughts.

Thanks in advance.
If you look at the review on realskiers, you will see that it includes the little green skier skiing in a tuck. I have found the skis that have that symbol are pretty easy to ski and are forgiving. They rate it 3 out of 5 for "relaxing". It also has the black skier. It's the best of both worlds, easy and forgiving, yet able to deliver. Probably follows the same philosophy as their old 9S oversize.
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to try to ski these soon.
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I've only been on the CX80 - an absolutely wonderful ski. If narrower waist suits you better, definitely try it out. The performance range of the CX80 is quite high, although it's not for a timid or beginning skier.
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I demoed a pair of these at Burke Mountain back in January, and I now own them.  They are awesome!  I'm an old-school all-terrain skier who likes speed and likes the bumps.  I've been skiing on the same pair of Rossi 7M 190's for around 18 years.  

 

I demoed a pair of 155 CS70's (the shortest model) and I was blown away with how easily I could sail through bumps and between trees, and still get an aggressive edge on ice and steep stuff.  I was amazed!  I felt invincible - and I think the skis are very forgiving of crappy technique.  At the end of the weekend, when my legs felt like lead and my balance was wobbly (lots of leaning back, etc.), I was still sailing over stuff that would normally kick my ass when I'm tired.

 

Definitely worth checking out!!!

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I love to ski fast, turn tight and put alot of pressure on my skis.  I ski in the East and our hills are either well groomed cruising runs or generally skating rinks placed on a pitch. We get some glade skiing but it usually consists of a short run through the trees in between runs.  I used to run the Rossignol RPM90s which became the Bodi Miller (basically the same ski different skin) and I liked them but I was in the market last year for something new. I demo'd the Rossignol CS70 Ti Classic and fell in love with it. I tried the Salomon X Wing Toronado but it just didn't hold an edge like the CS70 Tis.  I was hoping to get on a pair of Volkl Grizzly's but didn't get the opportunity.  I have tried them in crud, and bumps and while there may be a better bump ski, the CS70s were still responsive and agile even though they are a stiff ski.  I am 6',  weigh 185lbs and ski at an advanced level in blue, black diamond and the occasional double black when i can find one.  I went with a 165cm ski. They keep their edge when I am really pushing on them and turn on a dime. I would suggest you should know what you are doing when you step on these puppies, because they will transition from edge to edge very quickly and have no mercy when it comes to engaging a turn.  Ask and they will respond, so be warned.  An awesome ski with lots of attitude and performance - well, that's my opinion.  Strongly recommend you demo a pair. 

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Last comment - i read some of the other reviews and agree whole-heartedly with the comments.  I would like to say that I have demo'd some of the "easy to ski" models and often when a ski is described as that, it is not always there when you need it or the performance factor is outweighed by the "i don't want to fall on my ass all the time" factor.  The CS70 Classic Ti gives you both. While it is forgiving and lets you look like a rock star, it is a ski that will set you on your ass if you aren't ready for what it can deliver. I would classify it as a performance ski that will invite you for a ride and let you make a few mistakes but if you get too complacent and forget that this ski will do what you ask, you may end up as a yard sale halfway down the hill.  have fun with it, revel in it's forgiving nature but respect it for what it will do.     

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