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Try it—you’ll like it.

With its massive reverse-camber tip and tail, regular-camber midsection and short-radius sidecut underfoot, the Rossignol S7 could be the quickest, most versatile, and most intuitive rockered ski on the mountain. From pillow lines to cliffs, slashing through tight trees or booming across wide open bowls, Rossignol’s Amptek shape transforms the way you see and ski all types of terrain. Superlight and buttery smooth, the S7 pivots instantaneously for control on the steeps, boosts airs like it has wings, and rips up the groomers back to the lift like a slalom racer.
  • Viscoelastic Jib Absorbing System dampens rail shock and hard snow chatter
  • Rocking Chair Effect stiffens the midsection while softening the tip and tail for boosting ollies
  • Carbon and KEVLAR� laminates increase durability and core pop
  • Profiled-fiberglass Weight Reduction System claims a 1000-gram improvement over traditional layup methods
  • Topsheet artwork by Will Barras

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skiing powpow at alpental,WA

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skiing on saturday 4/3/10 in bounds on breakover. now i have to admit i was a little in the back seat trying to slash that turn for pow spray for the camera.

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rossi s 7

incredible! fresh powder and all of Vail's back-side plus firm blue front-side -wow, they have a ground breaking winner here for sure!

5 5

Rossignol S7 Barras Ski

I buy into Rossi's claim that this ski does ok on the groomers and rips in the pow. I was demoing this on a life changing day here in Utah so I have particularly good feelings about it, but I skied icy bumps the day before that and landed some kickers too - the ski did great for everything. Particular likes were the sidecut - which really did make this turn like a 160 (I was on the 188). If I can afford a powder ski anytime soon, this will be at the top of my wish list.

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Most Amazing Ski Ever

OK. I've skied 11 days on these this season, on everything from windbuff to groomers to crud to deep pow and bigger lines at Silverton. This ski does it all unbelievable well. Like, makes skiing on anything EASY easy. I have spent the last 3 years on 179 Seths, and these carve better and turn quicker, but can still hold their own at high speeds with about the same amount of chatter. Surfy floating is the most fun, but it's real easy to let them sink in for faceshots too.

I'm 6'1", 185 lbs, and I ride the 188 with Marker Dukes at +3. I've toured on them about 5 times this season, and while the set-up is heavy, the amount of fun I have on the downhill makes up for it. I can't wait until is snows more so I can take them out more. HIGHLY recommended, get them before they sell out (Rossi is completely out)

Most Amazing Ski Ever

Just got these in the 188 and was wondering...

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Just got these in the 188 and was wondering if the marker jester 130mm break would be too big for the 115mm waist? Should I get them with the 110mm break or 130?

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You'd be good-to-go with either. I'd take the 130mm brake since you'd only have 7.5 'extra' millimeters (less than the width of your thumbnail) on each side. Besides, bindings last longer than skis so a 130mm brake means that those Jesters might end up on a mega-fat ski in a few years.

Im looking for a something to ski mostly...

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Im looking for a something to ski mostly on piste but also a little off-piste. I want a ski that can surf in powder, smash through crud, and throw the steezy 360 every now and then. Coming from last years line anthems; looking for a much wider ski with some rocker. Liking the S7 but also looking at some others....any suggestions?

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A good Rossi option for you would be the Rossignol S3 Koopman.

http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Rossignol-S3-Koopman-Alpine-Ski/ROS0387M.html

It's a blend of park shape and all mountain performance. You get a similar rocker profile as the S7 here, but a more piste oriented shape. The S7 is pretty fun on groomers, but is definitely more suited to deep, natural snow. If you spend most time on groomed terrain, the S7 may feel too wide (less agile). Rossi sets up dozens of resorts with demo fleets. Go try out the S3. You'll end up pretty stoked!

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Well im coming from a pair of line anthems so i definetly want something wider (around 110) and with some rocker. I will be skiing off piste as much as possible (planning on putting some barons/dukes on them). But i want a ski that can handle fresh and variable snow in the resort. I love a playful ski that can really slash turns and i heard the s7 is like that

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Hey, i tried out the S3's at a demo once. They are amazing. With a 98 underfoot they are perfect for powder. But still rock when on groomed. The only thing is that its a REALLY flexible ski. Like spaghetti. Wich makes it fun. But one step up from that is the S7. Thats why im getting the S7. Its fatter. And not as flexible. But still kinda like spaghetti for fun

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sick skis best run of my life

So i bought these skis and loved skiing them on the groomers and hardpack because they actually carve. we had our first real powder day at Alpental at snoqualmie on 12/30/09 and i got my 188's out in the deep stuff on shot 6 in the trees. it was quite possibly the best run of my life. it was only about 7" but these skis made the snow feel bottomless. I might return them and go with the super 7's because i am 6'1" 207 and this regular s7 seems a bit nervous on the groomers. i mounted at +3.

How do the mounting points on the S7...

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How do the mounting points on the S7 correlate to mounting points on the System, i.e., if I am mounting telemark bindings on the S7 and want to use the System mounting point as a guide, is the System mounting point +6, +3, 0, -2 or none of the above? Also, any thoughts for where to mount Hammerheads for all-mountain use (both backcountry powder and sidecountry/resort use)? Thanks in advance!!!

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My buddy had these mounted both at true center which I believe is +6 and he hated it... then he mounted them at 0 and it was tolerable but they are a little soft behind the boot for a teleski... I would go with the Mancini version of these which I believe is a bit stiffer underfoot and behind the boot.

I'm interested in the S7 and the Volkyl...

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I'm interested in the S7 and the Volkyl Gotama. Which is superior in the crud, the powder, the hardpack? Which is more maneuverable in the trees?

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I just demo'ed these and both are good powder skis. There wasn't a ton of deep snow, but they both were easy to turn and maneuver in the powder, especially the S7. The Gotama was the stiffer ski and in the really icy chop was smoother. The S7 had the definite advantage on hardpack and you can carve using the short traditionally cambered section. The S7 was versatile, forgiving at low speed, and great in powder, but the Gotama might be the better choice for a more aggressive skier not too worried about groomer performance.

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This is the ski for you, once you get past the playfulness. I have found these to be far more versatile than any ski I have ever owned before, and that includes both gotama's and the much lauded JJ's. If you need stiffer get the Super S7's but these skis really are unbelievable.

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S7 Demo Results

I'm no expert skier but these sure help!
I demoed 188s yesterday these in deep relatively heavy pow, tracked up cascade crud, and choppy hard runouts. The float like a dream and make effortless turns through the trees. This is a super playful FUN ski. I compared them to Bacons and Czars and the S7 stood out for me, particularly because of their better flotation and ease of turning.
For laying down new tracks in the trees, there may not be a better ski.

Hey guys, wanted to know how these compare...

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Hey guys, wanted to know how these compare the Salomon shoguns? Anyone ski both?

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the shoguns r a more hardpack allmountain ski when these shine in the really deep stuff. iev heard the shoguns are anazeing but if i want a pow ski this is the pick.

Mounting points on the S7 (188), any...

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Mounting points on the S7 (188), any advice?

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Factory recommendation is +3, I've also heard people going +2. I believe +3 is 86cm direct pull from the tail. Some people say +3 skis too short, depends on how you ski i guess...

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I am rollin +1 1/2 and I think it's the hot ticket for me @ 5'8, 165 lbs on 188s and I think it's the hot ticket!

I bought the 188 S7, wondering if I should...

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I bought the 188 S7, wondering if I should have got the 195? I am a strong 6'0 skier, my daily skis are Dynastar XXL's (186).....any advice?

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I'm 6'2" 215 lbs.
I ordered the Super 7's and have yet to put a binding on them.
I demo'd the 188's and am quite glad I went with the 195. The 188 skied a little nervous.

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Going to be using this ski as a mostly...

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Going to be using this ski as a mostly inbounds/sidecountry ski aimed at skiing pow and dropping some decent size airs. What kind of beta do you all have on mounting position? I've heard +3 might ski short, but thinking I might want that extra tail when dropping cliffs. Also, does the new graphic run into the discrepencies on where the mounting points fall like last year's model did?

Has anyone tried touring on these skis?

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Has anyone tried touring on these skis?

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Yeah, I have them mounted with Dukes. A little heavy, but enough underfoot there is no issue in terms of contact with the skin during sidehilling or on icy tracks. I haven't broken trail with them yet, but I've heard rocker only helps with that too.

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Jon has since broken trail with these on a DEEP powder day and true to expectation, they worked like a charm

Hey, I am 20 years old.. 5'10 140...ive...

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Hey, I am 20 years old.. 5'10 140...ive been skiing on 166 salmon foils for the past few years...I want the S7, but cant decide if the 176 or 188 would be a better fit. I know I could probably ski either, but I want this ski to be a one quiver ski...one that I can ski on groomers and in the back country. I like to have my ski be very responsive. Ive been leaning toward the 176. Any one have any suggestions?

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if you are skiing on the 166 then i think you are on the right tract -- go with the 176. it will be a good match.

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the 176 would be a great ski for you. because of the "upturned mustache" shape you would still be able to get some turns on groomers on these guys. if you do a lot of skiing in the park though or live somewhere where there isnt a lot of snow all the time the s3 has the same shape and it a bit smaller underfoot

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Do the 188. I'm 5'10" and 150 and went with the 188. Best choice of my life. Since there is real camber underneath the ski and the tips and tails follow a reverse camber layout the ski skis much shorter on the groomers and you use the extra in the pow. Trust me. You want the 188.

How soft is the S7?

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How soft is the S7?

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It isn't super soft, and actually they are stiffer than comparative skis in this genre, like the Hellbents or the EP Pros.

Considering how wide this ski is, how will...

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Considering how wide this ski is, how will it do if you take it through bumps? Also, does the rocker make it unstable on the hardpack?

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They are more stable than many rockered skis on the hardpack, and able to tear it up if you want them to. As for bumps, I would say that it is possibly, if you wanted to try, but I wouldn't. Too much ski for bumps, plus I don't like bumps anyway.

Any more info on when the S7 195 will be...

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Any more info on when the S7 195 will be available? Is it possible to pre-order it? Thanks

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That would be a question to hit up the live chat about, since those guys know about the stocking issues, or can find out. It's a great ski though man, hope you get it.

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Rossignol is supposed to have the ski within the next few weeks. As soon as they have it you should see it on our site for purchase. Unfortunately at this time we cannot offer the 195 for pre-order.

At 6'1'' and 185 lbs. is the 188 going to...

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At 6'1'' and 185 lbs. is the 188 going to be too short? Skiing Line Sir Francis Bacons right now (182) and they feel about right, if not a touch short. Everybody says the S7s ski short, I'm just wondering how short.

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They do ski short, but the 188 should be a good length for you.

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