Can anyone tell me, is this the same ski with just a different topsheet for 2011, or did they actually change it?
Rossi Voodoo Pro BC 110 same ski as Rossi S110W Freeski?
I am finding a few of the 09/10 model around in the mid $450 range, but only in the 159 cm length. The longer ones are gone. They make a 145 in the new model. The new ones are currently $700 going for $600, so the older ones look like a great deal.
Anyone out there have experience with this ski? My wife is 5'5", weighs 115 lbs., and currently skis a 168 Volant Chubb in powder and crud, which she totally rocks. She is an aggressive skier, but wants something a little shorter for quicker turning in the trees, but I am worried that the 159s will not be long enough, considering the tip and tail rocker. I know these ski short, and I figured the 165s would be right for her, but I was hoping to avoid having to buy the new ones.
Any insight on the ski and length would be appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by mudfoot - 10/4/10 at 10:51am
Even the 176s will feel shorter than her Chubbs, I bet. I would definitely not go shorter than the 166s. (I ski the S7 in a 176, and wish I had a few more cm's on them, but not all the way to 188 ... I'm a bit larger than your wife, add 4 in. and 20 lb)
Keep in mind that the 166 and 176 (or current equivalent lengths) are the only ones that are the same as the S7 in the women's version; if you find a 150-something or lower, it's the rebadged S3. Roxy Mumbo Jumbo is also the same thing.
I had a friend looking for a pair of on-sale 166s at the end of last season, and they were very very very hard to find. I saw a pair in Peak Sports in Copper during July, emailed my friend about it, but I don't know if she bought them or not. Might be worth a call.
Thanks, that is exactly the type if info I was looking for. You confirmed my suspicions about how the rocker would affect the feel. Knowing my wife, she would probably find the 166s feeling short. She really likes the solid damp feel of her Chubbs, and going to rocker and a shorter length will be quite a change in stability.
Any chance you have some experience with the S3?
I checked, and they have been sold. Hopefully your friend got them.
Well, I bought a pair of last year's 177s for my son, and I also bought bindings that I can adjust, so I hope to try his out some time! But that's all I got on that one... I know some of the smaller ladies on Ski Diva who have the 159 Voodoo Pro just absolutely love it.
Even at 176, she'd probably find the ski just stupid easy to turn; I've never skied Chubbs, but my other ski is a 177 Aura. I was still experimenting with when to use which ski at the end of last season (it's the only time we got any snow in this part of CO), and it boils down to terrain: I wasn't a fan of the Rossi as much in open bowls or anywhere with a lot of runout (eg, I preferred the Aura at Vail). But if I knew I'd be in tighter spaces/chutes or trees or soft bumps more (Copper or Loveland), I'd use the S7s. Of course, you will find all types of terrain at each place, but that was my loose rule.
I pray to the Rossi gods each night to introduce a 183. :-)