• Rossignol S5 by Barras 2008

      • Review by lpskier5 on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Overall a really versatile ski. Handles great in almost all snow conditions making for a great ski that fits in that one ski quiver profile. Skis park just as well as all-mtn and backcountry, you can't go wrong with the S5.

        Performance

        This product performs great in almost every snow condition. They rip groomers, blast through crud and choppy snow and float in powder. Only way it would perform better in powder would be if it was rockered (which will be true on the equivalent '11/12 model the scimitar).

        Design

        The design of these skis is awesome. I love how you can see the wood core through certain spots of the top sheet. The mostly black top sheet looks great with the wood grain. The base is much brighter and has a great contrast with the snow. Its not what you would expect from looking at the top sheet and gives the ski a "2 Face" characteristic that is pretty sweet.

        Value

        I purchased the skis for $299 from tramdock, which was a steal. couldn't have asked for better.

        Fit

        I am 6'0" 200 lbs. and like to ski fast and aggressive. I purchased to 185's and love them.

        Characteristics

        The flex on these skis is very smooth and consistent. I like to ski fast and have yet to experience any chatter with these but they are still soft enough in the tip and tail to do presses and butters.

        Durability

        The skis have held up fantastic over my 2 years of use. They have retained their stiffness and still handle great at high speeds. No edge cracks after 2 years of rail use, no major chunks out of the sidewalls and the top sheet hasn't scratched that much.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • S5 by Barras
    • Manufacturer:
    • Rossignol
    • Year:
    • 2008
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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