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I am the unskiologist-- questions about Rossignol Rebel

post #1 of 12
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Hello fellow bears!

I am what you call an unskiologist-- I know zip about skis. I just know long skis mean racing and wide skis mean powder.

I rent skis every year and this year I have taken some Rossignol Rebels. They are 140 cm long. (yes, I'm a shortie! They said I could either have 140 or 150 but I chose 140 for more all mountain.)

The shop I bought the skis at is Pedigree, if you've heard of it. The people working there said that for an all mountain ski, which is what I wanted, this would be the best ski. For groomed, bumps, and pow.

And as I said, I know zip about skis. So, can someone rate/review this ski?
post #2 of 12
Erm. Rossignol Rebels? Was this a used ski?
post #3 of 12
In that length it was a Juniors ski, for beginners.

Rossi also made a longer ski also called Rebels, that it marketed as a "freeride" ski for beginners and intermediates, but didn't make it that short.
post #4 of 12
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Hm, could this affect my skiing when I head to Kitzbuhel in Austria in four weeks? Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34417222@N02/3201734741/ .

BTW, I'm 13 years old. LOL. 14 in two months. Is this still considered junior?
post #5 of 12
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BTW, I'm 13 years old. LOL. 14 in two months. Is this still considered junior?

Yes.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by skiking4 View Post
BTW, I'm 13 years old. LOL. 14 in two months. Is this still considered junior?
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Yes.
Haha, so for me, the ski is all good? Is it easy to stay on top of pow with this ski or is it not fat enough? I have no clue.
post #7 of 12
How much you weigh is more important in terms of ski choice than how long you have been alive.
post #8 of 12
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Haha. I'm about 110 pounds, 5'3".
post #9 of 12
The rossignol rebel was a crap ski 6 years ago. I wouldn't pay more than $20 for a pair.
post #10 of 12
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The rossignol rebel was a crap ski 6 years ago. I wouldn't pay more than $20 for a pair.
Great advice for a 14 year old, NOT!

The Rossignol Rebel was at the lower end of the scale of the Bandit Series a while back. The length suggests it may indeed be a junior ski in which case the core materials and construction of the skis might not be durable enough for you if you are a real hard charger and like to ski moguls and trees.

If you are a relative beginner with limited abilities, the ski will be fun but you will probably quickly out grow the performance capabilities of a Junior ski.

You would be better off picking up a pair of 160 twinn tips with a soft enough flex that will hold up better to the beating you are going to give them, say an older model Rossi Scratch or a K2 Public Enemy. They're all over EBay these days at very good prices.

Good luck ok?
post #11 of 12
He's going to Kitzbuhel. I don't know where he is based, he might be able to ski the Rebels locally.

I would NOT take that ski to Austria and pay airline fees. Not worth it.

Get a rental ski around 160cm that is going to handle the speeds on LOOONG and steep groomers when you get there. Blizzard, Head, Atomic, Fischer, should all be widely available, middle-of-the-road rentals that will perform better than a 10-year old junior ski that is slightly too short.
post #12 of 12
go at least 150 cm.
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