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Rossignol Phantom SC80 Replacement?

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I have been skiing on 165 Rossi Phantom SC80's for a few years now (this is their third season) and have absolutely loved them.  They are great in the woods, responsive in bumps, and cut through crud.  Not too bad in powder, either (This is really not that important to me, i ski and will be going to college in Vermont.)  The only thing they do not excel at is short radius carving, however this is not really an issue for me (I am mostly an off - piste skiier.  Unfortunately, I have grown quite a bit since I bought the Phantoms.  I am now 6'1" and 170 pounds, and 165cm is getting a little short for me.  I am going off to college next year and I am looking for a replacement for my phantoms.  Today i tested out the Line Prophet 90's  (While my phantoms got a piece of ripped out metal edging replaced), and liked them, I liked them but i want to try some other skis as well..  Unfortunately, due to the conditions, I was unable to test them extensively in bumps or the woods.  I am also looking at the Dynastar Sultan 85's or maybe a new pair of Rossi's, but I am willing to give any ski a fair try.  Anyone had any experience with any of these skis?

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Welcome to Epic.

 

First, I'd like to offer a mild correction for you. Your Rossis are not a little too short, they are a lot too short.............biggrin.gif

 

Aside from that, you are on the right track. The P-90 is probably the most substantial all mountain twin available. However, the Sultan, Rossi S86, or perhaps the Fischer Motive 84 will all grip better than the P-90 and be more damp. You wouldn't go wrong with any of those four and you don't really need to dig too much deeper. On the Lines, Dynastars and Rossis go for 178-9, for the Fischers, 175.

 

SJ

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