Rossignol’s bi-coastal ace in the hole.

When big-mountain freestyle phenomenon Kye Petersen wants to throw down all over town, he reaches for the Rossignol S5 with the custom topsheet by Will Barras. This ski packs a full clip, with a centered stance and twin tips for huge park airs, and a 98mm waist, full wood core, and progressive sidecut for unleashing hell on the rest of the mountain. “Only 98 in the waist” you scoff, “and no 190-plus length?” Ok, Bro-Magnon, so the S5 isn’t the biggest, fattest, burliest ski ever created, and it isn’t made for moon landings or thermonuclear warfare…but that’s exactly the point. Because whether you leave gapers gaping at Squallywood or thread silent trees solo at Jay Peak, the S5 Barras has the variable-condition versatility to rip it up, send it, and stomp it switch from Cali to Maine. Better keep an eye over your shoulder.

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5 5

Great Skis for all conditions

I picked up a pair of these off Tramdock for three bills and they are the best skis I've had.
I have the 185s and absolutely love them. I'm 6'3" 210 and these fit perfectly.
I ski patrol so I've been able to test these out on all terrain conditions.
FRESH powder: These skis give phenomenal float and carving ability while still letting you splash your face. No need to pull back, your tips automatically find their way to the surface.
Groomers: Skis have enough stiffness to allow you to really dig in without the chatter of most softer twins.
Park: Skis are huge! but still light enough whether you're spinning or hucking yourself back off a cornice.

I mounted a pair of Dynastar PX12 on these in a neutral position and they've been working great. and the price can't be beat

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im looking for a pair of skis if you have...

im looking for a pair of skis if you have any suggestions please let me know. Im 19 years old 6ft 1in about 210lbs i grew up skiing but broke my leg when i was young and switched to snowboarding now i want to get back on a pair of skis . I live in the East Coast

4 5

Quiver of One

This ski destroys pretty much anywhere. I stole my buddy's for a weekend of great pow and a park in good condition, and they were awesome. From slashing trees to floating big open pow faces, dropping pillows or throwing down, it was an almost perfect set-up for a quiver of one. My only grip with it is that it didn't feel like it weighted enough for how I normal like skis, like my ObSethed's. But surprisingly that wasn't a problem, they held up applaudably at the end of the weekend when it was all windswept crud and chopped out. The ability to lean really far into them and snap out to the next turn was amazing, something my damper feeling K2 didn't feel like. They have a good width to them for all but the most epic of pow days, and super stable on huge landings.

YRB Booter

YRB Booter

My buddy Jay throwing it after building a huge booter in an industrial park right off the highway.

5 5

Great Ski

I rode these last year and absolutely love them. They have great edge to edge control and you can rip through anything. I am 6 foot and 190 lbs and could take em through the park as well as rip on fresh days. The whole line for 08/09 was great and 09/10 is going to impress too. I was happy with the overall stiffness of the ski for blasting through crud too.

5 5

2 Days in....

I demo'd these at Jackson.

NOT the typical Jackson day.

It was 40 degrees and felt like a spring day.

I skied soft crud, corn groomers, and lots of 3 day old moguls.

They did really really well. In fact - I was super surprised how well they did on the bumps and groomers. Granted - these were not spring-haven't-been-groomed-in-three-weeks bumps - but they were bumps.

Very lively and playful. I bopped them around through the trees and felt pretty darn invinvible ;)

Day two was on Mt. Hood with about 2 feet of snow that had accumulated over several days. Choppy - but deep and cold. Here they were great as well.

I feel they are a little les meneuverable in tight tress than my Atomic R:EX's....but that could have just been me on that day.....

I will updated this after I get 4 or 5 more days on them.

Trees + Moguls + S5 = FUN!!!!

Trees + Moguls + S5 = FUN!!!!

Just about ready to head into a bumbed out tree run. Narrow lines with pretty big bumbs through some reasonable trees. I really dont like skiing bumps at all, but I was just how curios how the S5 would do.

S5s handled like an SUV. Big fun.



My dad (in neon organge) and I standing atop the Larramie bowl at Jackson Hole on the day I demo'd the skis. It was a spring like day.....colder on top, but in the 40's by lower mtn. I felt invincible on the S5s

I demoed the Voelkl Bridge and Mantra and...

I demoed the Voelkl Bridge and Mantra and liked them both, but am very interested in this ski. Any thoughts of the S5 vs either of those? I've also skiied 177 range for a while, but seriously considering going down to 170 range. What should I expect to miss going down? Consider myself expert, demoed the Bridge 169 and loved it in the bumps/trees but on edge didn't impress. I'm wondering if the shorter length contributed. I think I'd love the shorter in bumps/trees but want to make sure I don't sacrifice too much stability in bowls/backcountry, etc. Thanks!

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If you are looking for edge to edge performance, the Mantra is probably the best out of the group you mentioned above. The S5 is going to perform more like the bridge.In going down in size, you are going to loose some stability at speed as well as total effective edge. This may be why you did not like the Bridge in that length as much. Not sure of your height, so length reccomendation is tough, but if you're on 177s and are comfortable there, why change?

5'11, 180lbs. will use them mostly for...

5'11, 180lbs. will use them mostly for powder, trees and huckin. Any thoughts on the mounting points from folks who have skiied 'em?

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If this is what your going to use them for I would go with a fatter ski then the s5 and maybe something with some rocker to them, check out the k2 obseth or line bacon, or s6 all 3 blow the s5 off the mountain.

I am an aggressive skier who has snowboarded...

I am an aggressive skier who has snowboarded for a few years but would occasionally bring out the skis as I will never completely give up one or the other. Now I am itching to get back on some boards and am trying to figure out what I should get. 5'10" 160.... and looking at Mantra, Snoop Daddy, and Rossi Sin 5. I'm guessing between 175-185 in length for all of these. I ski mostly in Tahoe and if at Squaw will do laps at KT-22 or Granite Chief. Don't spend too much time in the park, but may choose to go off of a kicker randomly. Always will seek powder if its an option but like to ski everything. Any thoughts?

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My buddy owns the S5, and he can rip anything, anywhere. They are super playful skis, hold lines in crud and chop, float pow, slay trees, and destroy the park. From the options you are looking at, I say check the Rossi out first, demo it, whatever, because in my opinion it's the better option. Another good choice is the K2 ObSethed, just as another option.Take a look at the moment line of skis made in reno they have some great skis for sierra snow, the s5 is not fat enough or beefey enough for what you want to do with them.A few of us have them here at and a few of my friends also have their predecessors. The S5 has a smaller waist then most of the beefier cambered planks out there, but due to its more rigid nature and this skis camber, they will get you through thick, thin, pow, hell and back again, all while leaving you with a smile on your face. Overall these are a sweet buy and a solid ski. everyone has their preferences, but for an overall great go anywhere, do anything ski, I fell in love with these. Go for them! the 185s are at a sweet price right now and even the 178s are at a sweet deal too. The chances are in your favor thaty these will be your new favorite, go to ski...they are mine....whther it is UTAH or NY, they will conquer the mountain. Hope this helps.=)

I ski 50% park 50% all mountain I'm 5'8...

I ski 50% park 50% all mountain I'm 5'8 and 150. Do you think i can handle 178. I ski aggressively and i was just wondering if it would be too hard to maneuver on rails?

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The 178 would be a great ski for you especially if you ski all around the mountain. I skied these last year and really enjoyed the control and edge to edge control. And you can definitely ski em well on rails.

overweight, beginner, just going down the...

overweight, beginner, just going down the mountain (green or intermediate) what ski to get? 5/1, over 200lb f

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This is a more advanced ski, i would not rec. unless your advanced intermidate at best. If you want a twintip the line invader is easy to ski in a 171 or the rossie S2 in about the same size. a little bit stiffer ski would be the fischer addict or last years scratch getto from rossie.

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I would also look at the rossignol CX-70. It is a great ski for hitting the groomers and you can definitely rail it when you get a little bit better.

5 5

Huge Fan...

The rossignol barras skis are a AMAZING! They are responsive, power through anything you can throw at them, and are always itching for more turns. For any skier looking for an extremely versatile all-mountain ski the S5 will not disappoint!

4 5

Have last years model in 171

I should have gone longer, but other than that ski is solid. Incredibly good grip on ice, good flotation and reasonably durable topsheet. I have heard of weak base problems but had no issues myself. Only downside is that it is really expensive now.

Looking for a twin tip ski that is awesome...

Looking for a twin tip ski that is awesome in the pow-pow of CO as well as can carve with the best of them on the East coast, all the while not cramping the pocketbook.

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this would work, or better would be the line blend for less money.

I am 5'10 and about 190 lbs. I consider...

I am 5'10 and about 190 lbs. I consider myself a expert skier. Any suggestion on size - I was thinking 178Thx

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178 sould be fine, but if ski more then 50% backcountry i would go 185.

Im 15, 6'3'', about 210 pounds, what size...

Im 15, 6'3'', about 210 pounds, what size ski should I get?

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if you are a decent skier get the 185, if not 178. you know this is the same ski as last years brigade just different graphics so if you can find your size, you will save a lot of money.



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This is the same ski as the scratch brigade of last year, and yes it skis well on groomers, probably not as well as your b2's, but will work very well in powder. it,s a great ski all over the mountain including the park, but will really shine in the trees and off-piste.



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This ski is the same as the 07/08 Scratch Brigade, just with a new top sheet & graphics.As for size, I personally suggest the 185, keeping in mind I am a Backcountry rider. If you are more of a jibber/ resort head, you should consider the 178.