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Liberty Helix vs Rossignol S6

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Hey Guys,

New to the forum and just recently broke my Line Prophet 100s :-(

I have been researching some new skis that are similar to my lines and have narrowed it down to the Liberty Helix and Rossignol S6. The lines were 179 length and turned at a radius of 17.2. Absolutely loved those skis! Brought them to Alaska last year and they handled great! I skis mostly in VT (being that I'm from Boston) and love skiing the glades, but need something that will be decent on the groomers.... The Lines were the perfect ski for me, but its time for a change.

So I'm looking at....

The 176 Liberty Helix which is supposed to turn at a 22 radius.
I like the length because its similar to the Lines and would be nice in the woods.
I'm a little nervous about the radius being about 5 meters larger than the lines, but I heard they are a different beast due to the bamboo and the amount of pop they have.

And the 174 Rossignol S6 which is supposed to turn at a 19.4 radius.
Again I like the length due to the woods riding and this radius seems a to be more similar to the Lines.


Any input would be great on this subject!


Thanks!
post #2 of 7
I'm not getting much response here on the S6, but I really like the ski.  Have not skied it in pow yet, but it does very well in chop, cement, and groomed. It might just be a perfect all day ski, as it likely does well enough in that one hour of pow, then excels the rest of the day.  I've heard (and  I verified) that it skis long, so the 174 should be right for you.  It turns a little quicker than the radius would indicate, and it just doesn't feel like a 110 underfoot. Fwiw, I could see it as a great tree ski.
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dude thank you! I havn't recieved anything positive about that ski either.... How tall are you? Because I put this on another forum and a lot of ppl are responding that i should go with the longer skis....I'm 6' but I've been riding the 179 and the 176/174 isnt a huge change......
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I rode up a chair at Moonlight last week with a former Big Sky volunteer ski patroller who was on S6s.  She absolutely loved them for all conditions especially powder.  She bought them on the advise of some Big Sky pro-patrollers who have them.  While at Moonlight I noticed some of their patrollers were on them, also.
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Originally Posted by kendallr View Post

dude thank you! I havn't recieved anything positive about that ski either.... How tall are you? Because I put this on another forum and a lot of ppl are responding that i should go with the longer skis....I'm 6' but I've been riding the 179 and the 176/174 isnt a huge change......

5'11" - 180# , problem is I think there are only two sizes, 174 & 186 , and 186 is a lot to swing. Going to depend on you skiing objectives.


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I rode up a chair at Moonlight last week with a former Big Sky volunteer ski patroller who was on S6s.  She absolutely loved them for all conditions especially powder.  She bought them on the advise of some Big Sky pro-patrollers who have them.  While at Moonlight I noticed some of their patrollers were on them, also.
 

Rio, I wouldn't have demo'd these if it weren't for the shop guy almost forcing me to try them.  I reallly wanted to like the 2010 Goats more, and maybe I would have in powder, but what you are saying about the patroller info is pretty convincing! BTW, how is  Moonlight doing?  The BS and MLB resorts are numero uno.

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I reallly wanted to like the 2010 Goats more, and maybe I would have in powder, but what you are saying about the patroller info is pretty convincing! BTW, how is  Moonlight doing?  The BS and MLB resorts are numero uno.

Previous models of the Gotama are very popular with the patrollers at Bridger but I have yet to see a patroller there (or at Moonlight) on any rocker ski.

Moonlight is hanging in there okay.  It is the nastiest El Nino year I've experienced in the ten seasons I've been in Montana with lower snowfall than normal and many days well above freezing (which is really rare until March.)  My friends that ski there say its still skiing great on the days the snow softens up.  I happen to have gone there on a day that didn't soften up and much off the off-piste was frozen deeply rutted slush which is almost impossible to ski.  The groomers were still a blast that day and Headwaters was skiable but trickier than normal.
post #7 of 7
Just get another Line P-100....great ski
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