So, from what I gather, the Rossignol Zenith Z10 is generally regarded as a somewhat plain vanilla 70/30 offering. But, here's the deal. I skied them as a demo just this last week (in the 170 cm length) and I didn't want to bring them back. I loved them.
My "everyday" skis are Volkl AC3's. And I was planning on getting a pair of the AC50's during the blowouts offered this time of the year, but I demoed those too . . . and I HATED them. They weren't fun. I felt like I was fighting them the whole time (and they fought back). They didn't feel great on hardpack, on slush, in crud, nothing. Just felt like I had to work them in every condition I encountered. The Z10's, on the other hand, just felt like I was on autopilot the whole time.
Now, I don't consider myself the reincarnation of Jean Claude Killy, but I did think of myself as a fairly decent skier. However, my new-found affection for a groomer ski makes me wonder if I am just turning into a big wussy baby or if I am just getting old.
It just makes me feel kind of icky that I liked that ski so much (kind of like catching yourself singing along to some crappy Hanson song).
Oh well. If you someone on the hill on a pair of Rossi Z10's, zooming a groomer, sucking applesauce from a Camelback, just give me a howdy.