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Last year's Rossi S5 vs. this year's Rossi S3

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I noticed the dims on last years Rossi S5 are very close to this year's S3. The only difference is the S5 is slightly wider in the tail by a few mm.

 

Is the construction the same or is the stiffness of the S5 somewhere between the S3 and S7?

post #2 of 3

Isn't the S5 more or less unchangd the last 5 years? I think it's still the same shape/camber profile as the old yellow/white Scratch BC, which is a traditional shape/camber profile, it was considered a freestlye powder ski when it came out, while the S3 has tip and tail rocker and the 5 point sidecut (tip and tail taper after the rocker, then normal sidecut) like the S7.

 

It looks like the dimensions have changed a few mm (126-96-119 vs 128-98-121 old dims). The S3 is like the S7 shape/rocker profile but narrower.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks! I must have missed the traditional camber part! The name kind of confused me.....assuming it was similar to other "S" skis. Been kind of ignoring Rossis for more than a few years now but they are obviously on my radar now like a bunch of others here I am sure.

 

I definitely "need" rocker. LOL.

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