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These skis are very versatile. They are fairly lightweight for their size. 110mm underfoot lets them rock on any terrain. I wish that they were a tad stiffer for really charging hard in crud though. Most telemarkers won't find the softer flex to be an issue. I use this ski strictly for alpine. For not being rockered they ski pow amazingly well. They are stable at moderate to high speeds. Turn well on hardpack. These are the exact same ski as the Rossignol Steeze as well as current and previous versions of the Rossignol S6.
Hey- i am almost 50 and have been on my...
Hey- i am almost 50 and have been on my Atomic TM22's for at least 9 years- am really curious about wider boards for the deeps. i am 70% at sugar bowl close to tahoe and 30% backcountry when i can get my kids off the groomers. I don't need anything that is going to ride switch (too old to start now) but want something that will float- but be flexible enough to crunch through crud too.. this is where my TM22's struggle. Ideas?
The Ravyn's love to fly and make the landing oh so nice
does anyone know if there is a way to get...
does anyone know if there is a way to get hands onto a slightly longer version of this ski, like a pro model or something. Cause this ski sounds great but 186 is a little on the short side.
No dice dude. Save your pennies for the 09/10 Super S7 (rocker tip and tail, 197cm, metal reinforced). Ultra sick!
sounds sick man, thanks
so, I want to ride alpine on them, do they...
so, I want to ride alpine on them, do they work for that if I throw on a back country binding
Yes, they will work for alpine skiing, they will just have a softer flex.
The Ravyn is the EXACT same ski as the Rossi S6. Same ski, just "telemark" branded, so you can definitely ski them alpine if you like the graphics more. They do NOT have a softer flex.
All mountain performace & powder dominance
I've tried out a lot of bigger skis with rocker, and I basically only bought these at the end of last season because I got such a great deal on em. What a good move I made! I now find myself taking these out everyday because they completely steam-roll anything I throw at em. Sure, if they were a little bigger underfoot they might be a little better in the uber-deep, but be honest, have you ever had a bad powder day? It's the five days following a storm where I want my ski to make me feel like a hero, and all the other new-shaped skis I've tried seem to quickly diminish my confidence once the high pressure rolls in. I've skied these in the Sierras, the Wasatch, and Interior BC, and they handle it all. They have they stiffness necessary for some big mountain lines, but the flexibility to spin around and positively rip switch. I'm 5'-8" and 165lbs and I ride the 185/6's. Remember, Rossi skis run short so buy big. And keep these puppies tuned or they will spank you...hard.
Great all around Ski!!!!
I have a pair of these bad boys mounted with alpine bindings and they rip. Very forgiving and suprisingly nimble for their girth. Tele or alpine they crush!
Everyday = Slayed
I picked these up at the beginning of this season to fill that "go-to", don't know what to expect, everyday ski in the quiver. I got the 185's Mounted up with Marker Dukes on the line.
I've been super impressed from day one. They're light for their size, stiff enough to charge, but lively and poppier than a Volkl Gotama or similar.
Don't be intimidated by the girth either - they lay an edge fine on anything other than boilerplate. They do like to turn, so if you're constantly taking the B-line - I'd recommend looking elsewhere.
Overall: A killer everyday ski for any western resort.
Well, I almost hate to let it out there as I love being the only person on the mountain or in the backcountry with them, but these skiis are the sick.
Never before has such a big ski handled all the terrain so well. A true revolution in ski technology. I have always been a BD or atomic fan for my skis (I like them stiff) but my Kilowatts have not left the garage since I bought these. I have taken them up to B.C., toured the backcountry, and skied my mountain (Steamboat) and the only place they are not good it hardpack at high speeds. But who cares, they make QUICK turns in the trees and steeps, always find the surface in the crud and deep stuff, and have a very cool flex and feel. The softer tips and tails have some give and chance for recovery when your weight is off and doesn't shoot you off like a rocket at the nearest tree if you get in the backseat. It has made it all more fluid. I normally don't like Rossignol as the foam cores broke down for me too fast, but these are wood and my favorite ski ever.
All around sickness
While the graphic is aestetically pleasing this ski isn't just all good looks. With killer dimensions, this is an all-mountain. all terrain, all condition fat ski. I mounted the Marker Duke on these bad boys and I have never had a better all around setup. They turn super quick on groomer days (which were few and far between last season), handled the trips to Sunset Peak with ease, rocked the skin up East Castle, killed the lap down, and holds its own when hucking your meat. I love the ski. The only thing I would have done is mounted the binding at -1 or -2 since I'm 6'4".
Almost the same as the last question,...
Almost the same as the last question, but......does that mean that they area bit softer than last years Steeze?
No softer. My buddy rides Stz's and his actually felt ever so slightly softer than my Raven's. However, we're pretty sure that's cause he's logged an extra 50 days on his Stz's.
Isn't this the same product as the S6,...
Isn't this the same product as the S6, only marketed to tele skiers?
It is very similar though the flex patterns in it are different to accommodate for tele skiing.
Um, I don't think so. They market 'em as a randonee ski as well. I don't think they'd change the flex for that. I've also ridden them side-by-side with some Stz's and noticed absolutely no differences...
They are the EXACT same ski, don't listen to Bud (sorry dude, just making sure we have correct information on our site). There is no difference between these and the S6's.