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been offered older rossi b3 with 94 waist:...though older is is still a good all mtn ski?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
i think the ski offered to me by a woman in whistler is the rossi b94 (upon further research).(also read that there is a gal's version...hmmmm hope the ones offered aren't so...will confirm shortly)...they  have a 22m turn radius...pretty big compared to many of today's similar waisted skis, aren't they?

currently i'm riding the head imonster m77 (few yrs old) looking for a wider ski so i posted on a site that i was looking for such and got offered a rossi 168 b94 (94 waist) and rossi 120 pro bindings...for $200... this would be a cheaper alternative than buying the gotamas, prophets or what not i ...however i know that technology and sidecuts, weights also change every few years with product development.

why am i looking? well i was up at whistler for first time a few wks back encountering 'real' skiing on ungroomed runs...in mounds... in deep snow, etc.....and I had a tough time (let alone my novice skill level) .

thus i have been looking at rossi s5 barras, prophet line 90 or 100, and the volkl gotama.

 since I will still be skiing alot at my primary mtn of Cypress (all groomers, mostly) nonetheless I still want a ski (for the next time i head to whistler or any big resort with 'real' skiing) that can take me competently from the top of the deep bowls ungroomed runs and mounds at the top all the way down to the  bottom and its crud, hardpack and groomer: a true all mtn ski (or closest to such)..

.i don't do bumps...mostly stick to blues and 'easy' blacks

i've skied 11x already and am aiming for 20-30x by season's end.
many thanks for any imput you can provide...happy holidays
Edited by canali - 12/26/09 at 9:35am
post #2 of 17
If you would like longer ski?
I have a pair of men's Rossi B3s they are what now would be called B4s if you bought then today. 178 cm long..  122 -94-112   with 24m radius Same binding ..  I could part with these if you would like for around $200 if you would like.
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post #4 of 17
The Rossi B3 is a classic that can still holds its own against many modern skis.

The ladies version should be avoided unless your less than 150 lbs, how much do you weight?

Michael
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
 thanks folks...

kc8suj: your offering is great...if i was taller or more experienced but i'm not...

no fem board for me, lol: i'm a chunky 183  (yeah yeah i know i'm overweight...trying over next 3 months will get weight down to 165) ...i stand 5'6" or 168cm tall...currently ride head i.monster m77 in 163 as mentioned...so would probably stay with the length offered at 168 (or max 172)....as per the ladies' version, it wasn't mentioned in the reply to me from this gal...but only later did i find there is a gal's version but hopefully this isn't the one she's unloading.
Edited by canali - 12/26/09 at 8:12pm
post #6 of 17
LOL  last year i was 245lb  

Yeah I fight weight also.  So is life..  Well if you change your mind let me know..  Have a great season.
post #7 of 17

Canali: in the original post you mentioned an interest in an early B-3 (that would be the black and grey graphics on a white background?)

That was a great ski and still is if not too damaged or worn out by 200 days of skiing. It was built differently for each length to keep the stiffness proportional to the strength / weight of the skier. In general, it was their top big mountain ski of theday and was stiffer than the current B-4 by a long way in lengths over 170.

post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
 bump
Edited by canali - 12/26/09 at 7:33pm
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
guess given the colours below (and from what the devluri above suggested, they're not the female version)

from the seller: 
Yes, the skis are older.I have only used them about 5x in the past 4 seasons. Not sure if you are familiar with the grey/blk/white graphic. It was the best B3 year everyone claims! Most of the patrol have a pair and everyone I speak to says the same...they don't ever want to wear them o
ut.

they're a good size for me too i think: 168 given i am also of same height.

devluri: would it be too stiff for a novice intermediate,however?  i'm not an aggressive skier as what's important to me right now is trying to get both proper and good technique nailed down via from both mileage, lessons and doing alot of the drills from some great dvds i've ordered (http://www.yourskicoach.com/YourSkiCoach/Your_Ski_Coach_Home.html) ...

this said, however, i have been out 12x...and will be out 25-30+ by season's end...so maybe my skill level, assertiveness and confidence will just naturally build....and heck for the $200 price....
Edited by canali - 12/27/09 at 12:33pm
post #10 of 17
Those skis & binders for $200...you can hardly go wrong. Even if they're a bit too much ski for you today, you'll easily grow into them.
post #11 of 17
I agree with jimintokyo  the Bandit is a hard all mountain ski to beat, and a pretty safe ski to go with without demoing.
post #12 of 17

Buy them, you'll like em.  The length may be 1 size off but so what, this is not rocket surgery, and they will do you a world better in the soft than yours do now. 

 

They would be a great quiver builder for you.

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
 as always, i appreciate the helpful feedback from this great website and its contributors.
post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by canali View Post

guess given the colours below (and from what the devluri above suggested, they're not the female version)

from the seller: 
Yes, the skis are older.I have only used them about 5x in the past 4 seasons. Not sure if you are familiar with the grey/blk/white graphic. It was the best B3 year everyone claims! Most of the patrol have a pair and everyone I speak to says the same...they don't ever want to wear them o
ut.

they're a good size for me too i think: 168 given i am also of same height.

devluri: would it be too stiff for a novice intermediate,however?  i'm not an aggressive skiier as for me what's important right now is tryingt to get both proper and good technique down via from both mileage, lessons and doing alot of drills from some great dvds i've ordered (http://www.yourskicoach.com/YourSkiCoach/Your_Ski_Coach_Home.html) ...

this said, however, i have been out 12x...and will be out 25-30+ by season's end...so maybe my skill level, assertiveness and confidence will just naturally build....and heck for the $200 price....


 


The cool thing about the B-3 of that year model is that the ski is built differently at every different length so that stiffness is realative to a person's strength and weight. At 168cm the ski is medium flex. should be fine. ie: at 190cm, it's a big, stiff, powerful ski with a ton of metal.
post #15 of 17
Well all talk and no bite from "canali " so offer has been removed.
post #16 of 17
Great ski, I still use it as my "powder" ski even though it is about 6 years old but only break it out less than 10 days a season.  I'm 5'7" 140 lbs and ski the 178 length.  It works well in soft snow conditions but lacks bite on hardpacked snow.
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
  kc8suj:

if you look at post #5 I stated (i thought clearly) that your 178 offering was too big as the ski is too tall for my height and ability level...which is why i kept referring in future posts to the 168 size which is also my height.

""'kc8suj: your offering is great...if i was taller or more experienced but i'm not...
(then later same post)..."...so would probably stay with the length offered at 168..."''

Edited by canali - 12/28/09 at 7:56pm
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