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Rossignol S7 BC Scores High!

RateSkiGear.Com user Paul recently rated the Rossignol S7 BC twin-tip, reverse and conventional camber ski a 98 out of 100!

His likes: “The S7 BC by Rossignol is one of the most innovative and versatile skis on the market. Combining all of the recent developments in ski technology the S7 is a rockered reverse-camber twin-tip fat ski with reverse sidecut on the tips and tails and regular camber and sidecut underfoot. With superb flotation this is the ski you want on your feet on a big powder day in the backcountry. But just because the S7 is a fat powder ski doesn’t mean you can’t hit the groomers at your local resort. The regular camber and sidecut in the waist mean the S7 performs equally well on groomed cruisers.
Okay I’ve skied over two weeks now on the Rossi S7 and I had to come back to re-rate them. The S7 has gained an additional 4 points on the rating (originally 94/100) as I’ve come to ski them under more varied conditions and terrain. They rip in the bumps, and I’m a Mary Jane skier so I know a little bit about moguls. I’m having a blast skiing in the trees with them. I’m an avid tree skier but these skis have given me a whole new level of confidence in the woods. And now that we’re actually getting some snow here I can say that the S7’s rule the gnar! I’m floating over freshly fallen fluff over 18 inches (give or take) of structureless sugar. While my buddies are all crashing and burning into the bottomless I’m floating along laughing. As hard as may be to believe these “fat” skis actually carve, take them out on some groomed pack powder and see. Once you find your “center” on these you’re not going to want to ski on anything else. Featured on the cover of Powder Magazine three times so far this season (you may want two).
Get a pair before they’re all gone”

His dislikes: “As no ski can truly be all things for all conditions the Rossignol S7 is not an ice skate, so if you have to ski ice, then you might want something a little narrower underfoot.
I’ll stick by this dislike. The S7 is not bad on the ice and slick hardpack but it’s no ice skate.”

Head on over to his review to check out the pictures and video of the ski in action!

2010 Fischer Watea 94 Scores a 97 out of 100

RateSkiGear.com user Team Billy rated the Fischer Watea 94 a 97 out of 100. His comments: “I don’t like “fat” skis. I liked this ski. It was tested on groomed runs only with patches of firm snow and the edge hold was amazing. Easy to turn, very damp, like all good Austrian skis. The design innovation is very unique and will definately draw attention. In addition, logic tells me that the “boat” tip will get you up on the snow.”

For more on his review, check it out here!

09-10 Dynastar Big Dump Scores 84 out of 100

Look out for the Dynastar Big Dump!  A new addition this year to the revered Legend series, this rocket ship is about as burly as they come.  The Big Dump has the same sturdy construction as its smaller siblings- the XXL and Pro Rider- but with considerably more width and an early rise tip to keep the Big Dumps from submerging when skiing a really big dump!  Incredibly stable at speed, the Dump has a super long turn radius and with single offered length of 192 cm, these skis are designed for arcing 50 mile per hour pow turns on exposed Alaskan faces and leisurely stomping 40 footers.  If you are weekend warrior at the local resort, a backseat skier, or have a heart condition these boards are NOT for you (no one wants to see patrol carting you down the mountain on the meat wagon).  But if you duck ropes more often then not, spend half of your salary on an annual heli-trip, or are on a quest to find the  gnarliest skiable line in the universe then the Big Dump just might be your dream ride.

09-10 Fischer Watea 114 Scores 90 out of 100

The Watea 114 is a new addition to Fisher’s freeride line.  It is the fattest ski in the Watea series which has now completely replaced the now classic Big Stix freeride line.  The 114 proved to be exceptionally light for a ski its size (I skied it in a 186cm length) and it managed to hold up reasonably well while cruising choppy hardpack and groomed resort terrain.  The 114 (as well as the new Watea 101 and 94) features a tip shaped like the bow of a boat to drive up the ski and prevent hooking in deep powder.  Along with the “Powder Hull” tip, the Watea also sports a simple  yet sharp looking woodgrain topsheet to round out a great package designed to maximize your pleasure in all your powder pursuits.

2010 Salomon Lord Ski Scores 85 out of 100 Point

2010 Salomon Lord Ski Scores 85 out of 100 Points

By: Nyaxter

Likes:  This ski was very responsive in powder and soft conditions, made quick smooth turns in the trees, and maneuvered through the crud and powder ski up with ease.  Likewise was very responsive in soft bumps.

Dislikes:  I did not like its edging on hardpack, it was very grabby and almost threw me a few times when I made the transition from powder to hardpack.

Flex, Energy, Power and Acceleration 4

Responsiveness in Short Radius Turns 4

Responsiveness in Medium Radius Turns 4

Responsiveness in Long Radius Turns 5

Stability and Control at Slow Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Cruising Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Fast Speeds 5

Performance and Edge Hold on Hardpack/Ice 2

Performance on Groomed Lift Served Packed Powder 3

Performance in Crud/mixed conditions 5

Performance in Powder 5

Performance in Heavy Wet Snow Spring Conditions N/A

Performance in Steeps, Chutes, Couloirs, Backcountry 5

Performance in Bumps, Trees 5

Performance in Racing and Competitive Events N/A

Design, Innovation and Graphics 4

Durability and Warranty N/A

Value vs. Price Paid    N/A

Overall Impression 4

Would you buy this product (again)? 0

TOTAL SCORE = 85/100

I use this Product for Recreation (NO)

I use this Product for Work (NO)

This was a Product Test ONLY (Yes)

 

Name: PJ Collins

Discipline: Alpine Skiing

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Ability Level: Expert

Years skiing/riding: 42

Average days per season: 100+

 Favorite type of terrain:

  •        Steeps
  •        Trees
  •        Bumps

Favorite conditions: 

  •        Powder
  •        New England Creamed Corn

Are you a paid professional skier or snowboarder?: No

Are you a sponsored athlete?: No

Professional Snowsports Affiliation: (Shop name/Resort Name/Company/Brand):

  •        SkiProphet.ComTM

Title: Powderoyabun

Certifications:

  •        Rasta Hut Inspector

Years working in the Snowsports Industry: 10

 Current City, Province/State and Country of Residence: Winter Park, Colorado, USA

Favorite Product Brands:  Old Kastle’s

Major accomplishments: Knocked Robert Redford on his butt at Park City

 

 


2010 Salomon Lady Scores 95/100

2010 Salomon Lady Scores 95/100

Likes: Loved the ski! Really fun ski, was right with me in the turns and I was gliding through powder. I skied the whole mtn. with these and never felt out of place. These skis were a blast!

Dislikes: Maybe a little wider than I would prefer…but I was lovin them.

Scoring by Survey:

Flex, Energy, Power and Acceleration 5

Responsiveness in Short Radius Turns 5

Responsiveness in Medium Radius Turns 5

Responsiveness in Long Radius Turns 4

Stability and Control at Slow Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Cruising Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Fast Speeds 5

Performance and Edge Hold on Hardpack/Ice 4

Performance on Groomed Lift Served Packed Powder 5

Performance in Crud/mixed conditions 4

Performance in Powder 5

Performance in Heavy Wet Snow Spring Conditions 4

Performance in Steeps, Chutes, Couloirs, Backcountry NA

Performance in Bumps, Trees 5

Performance in Racing and Competitive Events NA

Design, Innovation and Graphics 5

Durability and Warranty NA

Value vs. Price Paid NA

Overall Impression 5

Would you buy this product (again)? 5

TOTAL SCORE = 95/100

2010 Salomon Lord scores 89/100

2010 Salomon Lord scores 89/100

Likes: Graphics and look of ski were very cool

Dislikes: Very chattery at speed, and lost control when pressured in the corners

Scoring by Survey:

Flex, Energy, Power and Acceleration 4

Responsiveness in Short Radius Turns 4

Responsiveness in Medium Radius Turns 5

Responsiveness in Long Radius Turns 3

Stability and Control at Slow Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Cruising Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Fast Speeds 4

Performance and Edge Hold on Hardpack/Ice 4

Performance on Groomed Lift Served Packed Powder 4

Performance in Crud/mixed conditions 3

Performance in Powder 4

Performance in Heavy Wet Snow Spring Conditions NA

Performance in Steeps, Chutes, Couloirs, Backcountry NA

Performance in Bumps, Trees 4

Performance in Racing and Competitive Events 2

Design, Innovation and Graphics 5

Durability and Warranty 4

Value vs. Price Paid 4

Overall Impression 5

Would you buy this product (again)? 3

TOTAL SCORE = 89/100

2010 Line Celebrity Alpine Ski Scores 84 out of 100

2010 Line Celebrity Alpine Ski Scores 84 out of 100

By: C. Mikkelsen

Likes:  My favorite thing about this ski is the top sheet.  Line knows how to make a girl feel good when rippin’ the slopes.  The hot pink flare dons a pony dashing across on tip and every time you see it on a chair lift you just have to smile.  But seriously, this is a great all mountain ski!  It proved solid on all terrain with a good over all response.  

Dislikes:  This ski wasn’t my favorite in mixed conditions due to the flex.  But who likes skiing in crud any way.

 Scoring by Survey:

Flex, Energy, Power and Acceleration 4

Responsiveness in Short Radius Turns 4

Responsiveness in Medium Radius Turns 5

Responsiveness in Long Radius Turns 3

Stability and Control at Slow Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Cruising Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Fast Speeds 4

Performance and Edge Hold on Hardpack/Ice 4

Performance on Groomed Lift Served Packed Powder 5

Performance in Crud/mixed conditions 4

Performance in Powder 5

Performance in Heavy Wet Snow Spring Conditions 4

Performance in Steeps, Chutes, Couloirs, Backcountry 3

Performance in Bumps, Trees 4

Performance in Racing and Competitive Events 2

Design, Innovation and Graphics 5

Durability and Warranty 5

Value vs. Price Paid 4

Overall Impression 5

Would you buy this product (again)? 5

TOTAL SCORE = 85/100

2010 Roxy Mumbo Jumbo Women’s Alpine Ski Scores 90 out of 100

2010 Roxy Mumbo Jumbo Women’s Alpine Ski Scores 90 out of 100

By: C Mikkelsen

Likes:  This ski is just like the Rossignol BC110 so the love is the same.  Read On!  This ski rocked my world.  It has the widest width underfoot that I have ever skied (110 ish) and my expectations were that it would be hard to turn, terrible on groomers, and worse in crud.  But to my pleasant surprise these assumptions couldn’t be further from the truth.  The early rise on the tip and tail allow this ski to be easily maneuvered and exceptionally responsive.  I was pleased at the easy transition from crud onto groomers and can only imagine what this beast could do in some powder.  I can’t wait for this ski to hit the market so I can get a pair!

Dislikes:  Being an all mountain skier – I can’t think of a dislike for these huge sticks. 

Scoring by Survey:

Flex, Energy, Power and Acceleration 5

Responsiveness in Short Radius Turns 4

Responsiveness in Medium Radius Turns 5

Responsiveness in Long Radius Turns 4

Stability and Control at Slow Speeds 3

Stability and Control at Cruising Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Fast Speeds 5

Performance and Edge Hold on Hardpack/Ice 4

Performance on Groomed Lift Served Packed Powder 5

Performance in Crud/mixed conditions 5

Performance in Powder 5

Performance in Heavy Wet Snow Spring Conditions 5

Performance in Steeps, Chutes, Couloirs, Backcountry 5

Performance in Bumps, Trees 4

Performance in Racing and Competitive Events 2

Design, Innovation and Graphics 5

Durability and Warranty 5

Value vs. Price Paid 4

Overall Impression 5

Would you buy this product (again)? 5

TOTAL SCORE = 90/100

2010 Rossignol Pro BC110 Women’s Alpine Ski Scores 90 out of 100 Points

2010 Rossignol Pro BC110 Women’s Alpine Ski Scores 90 out of 100 Points

By: C. Mikkelsen

Likes:  This ski rocked my world.  It has the widest width underfoot that I have ever skied (110 ish) and my expectations were that it would be hard to turn, terrible on groomers, and worse in crud.  But to my pleasant surprise these assumptions couldn’t be further from the truth.  The early rise on the tip and tail allow this ski to be easily maneuvered and exceptionally responsive.  I was pleased at the easy transition from crud onto groomers and can only imagine what this beast could do in some powder.  I can’t wait for this ski to hit the market so I can get a pair!

Dislikes:  Being an all mountain skier – I can’t think of a dislike for these huge sticks. 

Scoring by Survey:

Flex, Energy, Power and Acceleration 5

Responsiveness in Short Radius Turns 4

Responsiveness in Medium Radius Turns 5

Responsiveness in Long Radius Turns 4

Stability and Control at Slow Speeds 3

Stability and Control at Cruising Speeds 5

Stability and Control at Fast Speeds 5

Performance and Edge Hold on Hardpack/Ice 4

Performance on Groomed Lift Served Packed Powder 5

Performance in Crud/mixed conditions 5

Performance in Powder 5

Performance in Heavy Wet Snow Spring Conditions 5

Performance in Steeps, Chutes, Couloirs, Backcountry 5

Performance in Bumps, Trees 4

Performance in Racing and Competitive Events 2

Design, Innovation and Graphics 5

Durability and Warranty 5

Value vs. Price Paid 4

Overall Impression 5

Would you buy this product (again)? 5

TOTAL SCORE = 90/100