OK. So nobody laugh too hard. But I was in the Goodwill yesterday nosing around and saw a really decent 201cm pair of the old war horse Rossi 7S kevlars, comeplete with Marker M51-Ti bindings, everything in really good shape. They were only $14.50. I couldn't resist, even though I realize they are old tech, but ya still gotta respect them. I skied for years on a pair of 201cm 4G's and loved they way they'd haul ass down the hill and practically LEAP from turn to turn, like no other ski I had before or since. Those things were thoroughbreds, no two ways about it, and in fact I still have them, tho I haven't clicked into 'em for almost 15 years now, having fallen in love with the move evolved gear since. I rode the 4G's with Solly 997 Driver Equipe bindings, mounted with riser plates for more leverage, and loved them. But boy oh boy did they blow in bumps LOL Slap 'em onto a steep high speed cruiser and let 'em run though, and hold on - what a blast. I remember skiing Steamboat with them, on a really steep black groomer called Rolex (I think) and practically running over my friends LOL What a joy ride they were.
OK, so back to my new acquisitions, the 7S kev's. The M51-Ti's were even better bindings than the Solly's on the 4G's, and in fact I ski them on my default pair of ski's I've ASLO skied on for years, a 188cm pair of K2 Three's, which although easier and more fun to ski than the 4G's, don't spring from turn to turn like the 4G's did. So my question is this - my understanding of the 7S is that they were World Cup slalom skis, as opposed to the 4G's being WC GS skis. Can you guys confirm that? And as such, they should be turnier than the 4G's, yeah mon? Their job was to turn with tighter radii and at lower speeds than the 4G's, which were essentially built to haul ass and carve some big-radius mondo turns across the fall line at mach 9. I'm thinking I'll actually stomp into them (the 7S's) and turn 'em loose for some retro fun, and just want to know what to expect. Anyone out there ever rocked these things? And info would be appreciated - thanks!
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