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Overall a good ski. get it if you love powder but cant afford two pairs of skis, because it also works well all mountain. good for BC jumps and stuff, but not actual park. Also if you live somewhere where skiings always rocky/icy dont get them because not super durable
I used them for 2 years. the first year i wasnt into park at all and they were great, plus they fit back then. the second year i started to get really into park and they were still ok, but not great. the slightly back mounting point was awful, but i couldve moved them forward i guess.
Graphic is ok, i did like where you can see the wood core. for better graphics, get a newer model. works great in pow (as long as you get the right size), ok for park, carves fine.
I dont really remember how much i paid i think it was around $300 and it was a decent value.
When i bought the skis i think i was like 5'6" and i got 160s. They were good at first, but i outgrew them fast at the end of last season i was 5"10" or so and they were tiny
the bases are like cheese i can gouge it with my fingernail, also when i started hitting rails the edges got fucked. just goes to show its not a park ski. the graphic barely chipped though.
VERS-I-TILE. I give them an A- accross the board. Great of park features, especially jumps, Solid in powder, Holds true in crud, and even has really good edge hold on firmer snow. I could take these anywhere on any mountain in the world and be happy with them for sure. I'm hesitant to give them a 10 because they dont have rockets attached to them, or torpedos for taking out gapers, but as a ski, I havent been on anything that does so well everywhere quite like these do.. so I'll give them a 10 for soldity.
These do everything and anything you could ever wish a ski to do, They are probably the best ski for doing absolutely everything on the mountain that i've ever ridden. Great in powder. Great in crud. Great in park. They dont excell at anything, for they arent rockered and 100+ underfoot for pow, nor are they symmetrical, under 90 waist, and super jibby for park, but they can do all that stuff, which is pretty sweet.
Design is fantastic. They are 98 waist at 178 length and 101 underfoot at 185. They go narrower from there, but most people on this site that will buy this are proably going for one of those two lengths.. I'm 6' and weigh a scrawny 140, and i'll be using the 178s when I take these out.. if you're over 175, definitely call for the 185 though. They rip.
They are made to do everything and anything really well. Good edges, solid sidewalls, sick topsheets, bombproof base... and with the WRS system, INSANELY LIGHT. These things are seriously retardedly light on your feet. I've never used anything so instupidly light at this length/width.. the 06 model of these was light too, but not THIS light. They are still making this same exact ski (it seriously is the same exact ski.. dont let the reps or stores fool you) in 2009 as the S5 ski. Wont surprise me if they keep it around one more year after that.
These are worth it if you find them under 4 bills for sure. Such a sick ski. I really really like them.
They come in many a size.. I reccomend the 185s for anyone over about 180, the 178's for anyone down to 145, and the 171s for those who are more into these for their park abilities, or who are under 150.
Fairly soft, but definitely stiff enough to rail down some crazy steep shit. Floats well in powder, bashes crud. Does basically everything you want it to. Really solid flex. They are really good off park jumps too. Tons of pop. not horrible to butter in the park either.
Structurally, these are solid everywhere. Rossignol's plant in spain where these are made is noted for consistantly putting out solid product and not having too many bad batches at all. Pretty sweet. You definitely get a good product here, and Rossignol stands by it. In fact, Rossignol is notorious for allowing good warentees, especially if you mount these with some Rossi/Looks.