These skis are fully "U" rockered, meaning no camber at all and a small flat spot underfoot. This makes them easy to slash, make short turns, spin, and butter. However, at high speeds off piste they can be a little sketchy. Work great on rails and jumps in the park. Overall, a 9/10 ski.
I'm a huge fan of these skis, and am overall very impressed, and surprised I don't see more on the hill. I would purchase them again, and plan to next season.
Best performing ski I've ever skied on. They can do everything, and they do it all well. I don't even know where to start with the good things I have to say about them. At a 96mm waist with full tip-to-tail rocker, the Scimitars are aimed at being an all mountain ski, which Rossignol truly achieved. I was at first worried about how a rockered ski with no flat spot would preform in the park, but my worries were quickly abolished. The Scimitars are poppy, playful, pivoty, smooth, and quick, which is everything I want from a park ski. I didn't get much chance to take the skis outside of the park this year due to the east's crappy snow year, but when I was in the west, I managed to put in a few laps in soft snow, and was pleasantly surprised by how the Scimitars' float, stability, and how well they plowed through crud.
The Scimitars feature one of my favorite graphics from any company ever. The topsheet manages to have some flash without being aggressively colorful and obnoxious. The orange/red/black color scheme is one of my favorites, and I dig the hand-painted look.
Rossis are not cheap, but if you have the coin to put it towards a pair of skis that you will really be able to enjoy for a year or so, do it with these skis.
I ski the 178s, at 5' 10", 185, and they are perfect. They ski true to size edge-to-edge, but pivot incredibly quickly and easily due to the flat-spotless rocker. Same thing transitions to park: The length is there when you need it for backseat landings and such, but they are very smooth on surface swaps, butters, etc.
Mid-stiffness. I wouldn't describe it as stiff or soft, but the Scimitars, for multiple reasons, can display characteristics of both.
Durability is really the only area where I have had any issue with these skis. The minicap/sidewall design is one of the most durable I have encountered, and the bases are nice and thick, and hardly get damaged by even normal rail use and aggressive tranny finding, but the edges offer no extra thickness for park use and are fairly easily thinned out and damaged. I lost small pieces of edge just in places where I had two cracks close together in places that also had base damage, but edge loss nonetheless. Fortunately, Rossi's construction is very good, and despite edge cracks, the edge is held in quite well.
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