KUDOS on the sick graphic Rossi. it's a great ski for an intermediate skier who wants a stiff ski thats got good pop for the park and, and can hold it's own on the rest of the mountain.
i thought it was a great ski, sure it's not quite as much fun as say your line antems, but i though it performed great. not a whole lot of chatter, pop is the thing that sticks out as i said before, they handled pow pretty well for a mostly park ski but they are a wider than average park ski (120-88-113): they dove once or twice but when you get one or two pow days per year on the east coast that doesn't really matter
in my mind Rossi came out with a hella sik graphic that makes a sik eagle when u put the skis together. they're obviously not a symetric ski, which doesn't make a whole lot of difference unless u really love riding switch, and a cool feature they put into this ski was the mini cap: it's a hybrid between cap and samwich consruction that starts out as a samwich and just as the profile of the ski gets starts to reach its highest point the sidewall stops rising with the profile and leaves a few milimeters (in height) of cap construction underfoot. its just a little thing that i though was a cool addition for people looking for the best of cap and samwich construction.
i'd say it was pretty well priced, i got them for about 375 on sale at the time and of course for that price you're gonna be gettin the best pair of skis on the market, the graphic is about all that will really make you say wow, other than that it's a solid park ski with really good pop, that can hold its own pretty much anywhere on the mountain. personally i love the ski, but that's not saying a whole lot because this was pretty much my first year in the park, even though i've been skiing for like eleven years, so take that for what you think it's worth.
i got 176's and they're good for my size, i could have gone a touch longer with the 182's i guess, but i guess it's all about personal preferance.
this is a very stiff ski, and it's not just my size that makes it hard to butter (i'm about 6' 1'' and weigh about 200 lbs.), some of my friends who are close to half my size tried this ski and they said it was pretty hard to butter with, but naturally it has some great pop due to the stiff nature.
there were a few chips ont he topsheet, but i guess that's to be expected, i take really good care of my skis, asides from slacking off when it comes to waxing them on a regular basis, so they don't see awhole lot of heavy abuse which means i'm not too qualified to tell u how they hold up. i do know that they put a some kind of new tipspacer in the skis that is super durable, so if some part of this ski breaks, it probably won't be the tip. when i bought the skis the guy who sold them demonstrated by flipping the ski upside down and holding the ski at a 45 degree angle with the ground and jumping on the tip, of course after that i asked to buy the other pair of 176 scratch screamins that they had, but the skis he jumped on still didn't break, and they rebounded instantly.