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Reverse everything and turn six-inches into all-time.

Devour waist-deep powder thanks to the mammoth footprint of the reverse-sidecut, early rise tip and tail of the Rossignol 2010/11 S7 Koopman Ski. Then use this ski\222s traditional camber and short turn radius underfoot to trench turns back to the lift. After introducing potentially the most versatile and agile rockered ski shape on the market, Rossignol decided to re-release the lightweight S7 with a new topsheet for 2010. Hammer the open back bowls with stability, make technical turn-on-a-dime pivots in the trees, or carve the groomers while you praise the Amptek profile for raising your ride to an entirely new level.
  • Amptex Camber Profile means an early rise tip and tail for deep powder flotation and traditional camber underfoot for the groomers to the lift
  • 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 1,000-gram improvement over traditional layup methods
  • Rock and Roll artwork by the diabolically artistic mind of Will Barras

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S7 - OG Caballero

S7 - OG Caballero

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Not the Koopman, but it skis the same!

tHESE VS ARMADA JJ?

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tHESE VS ARMADA JJ?

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the jjs dont really have that pin tail so i say they do better when landing drops i think it keeps you out of the back seat more and a tad nicer in the spring crud. with the s7 and its pin tail makes it nice to do super tight quick turns in the trees or wherever. but they still float just as good and if you land like you should then it wont matter because they are both awesome skis.

5 5

Absolutely love my 195's

I was a bit nervous when I bought these skis. I worried that the 195's were too much ski for me (6-1, 195). That all went away when I put these puppies on. Skiing in Jackson, I skied trees, bowls, groomers, bumps and chutes. They are the best thing that I can remember purchasing in a long time. They do everything they claim to do in my opinion. As other reviewers stated, they ski a lot shorter than 195.
They're not great on re-frozen southern aspects or the race course. But, as powder skis, I wouldn't expect them to be.

5 5

Fantastic boards

I am a lifelong skier (age 54) skiing the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest. At 6'3" and 245 lbs. I purchased the 195 cm S7 on the advice of a trusted local ski shop without even demoing the ski and, frankly, before skiing these bad boys I was a little intimidated by the 115 underfoot and 145 shovel. As soon as I clicked in and made my first run on these skis I realized I had made the best ski purchase of my life. These boards absolutley changed my world when it comes to skiing the deep thick pow here in the PNW. What a game changer. I read other reviews that there are equally good or better pow skis out there and that is great but I would never hesitate to recommend these skis to anyone who wants to dramatically improve their deep snow game. I am almost tempted to pick up an extra set of these so I have a fresh pair down the road after I ski these boards out. These skis are the best thing that has ever happened to my ski life!

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You're much bigger than me, but maybe you can help out. I'm 6'2" a scrawny 160 lbs, and consider myself an expert skier. I currently have a pair of 179 K2 Kung Fujas's from last year. They're great, but wayyyy soft and can get scary at high speeds. I'm looking for a much stiffer big mountain ski. I like to open things up on pow days and cut GS turns thru chop, hit drops, double over moguls, and pop off anything I can. Charge and go fast
The 195 Super 7 sounds like a scary big ski, but I know Rossi measures short and the rocker make's em ski shorter. I'm just worried that the added metal will make me work hard to turn these things, but I cant be sure. I'm a very very aggressive skier and want, above all, a burly ski to charge and stop landings with. Given you're experience with the ski should I go for the 195??? I know they'll do great in pow, but can they handle the rest as I've described? Thanks

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Their was a bit in powder magazine about...

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Their was a bit in powder magazine about the S7 producing 'groans' during the ski testing process. Anyone know what this is about?

5 5

Awesome!

I love these skis! I was a little skeptical even after reading all the reviews about them being an “all around” ski but they are. Of course they rock in the powder, can carve up the groomers and are nimble enough for quick turns in the trees or a steep narrow chute. They even do a good job in the moguls.

I’m 6’ and 175 pounds and went with the 188’s. The turn radius makes them quicker turning than my BD Verdicts. I really notice the rocker in the tip and like the more turned up tail when I’m in a really tight spot in the trees.

I mounted a pair of Marker Dukes to them and have done a couple short lift accessed tours in the back country. I think they are a couple pounds heavier than my Verdicts with the Fritschi Freeride’s but I don’t really notice it when skinning. I might have gone with the Barons because they are a little lighter and these well used knees don’t really need a DIN setting of 16… and to save $75.

One reviewer said something about always ending up in the back seat with these skis. The only thing that I noticed is that when I get tired and sloppy and do end up in the back seat in a turn that it feels like it is a little easier to pop back up because of having a bit more tail than my Verdicts.

I had them mounted +1.5cm forward of center because when I did a search on mounting suggestions the general consensus was +1.5 to +3cm forward of the boot center mark.

All in all a great ski and highly suggest them for some on looking for a fat rocker ski that you really can use on the whole mountain when there isn’t a big dump of fresh powder.

5 5

195s are Super Sticks with Lots of Tricks

Since I got a pair of the 195s, my life has turned around. On our local hill, there is a set of steep trees that I had always skied like a little girl. The first time I went back there in the S7s, I crushed it! And I looked like Plake doing it too (but without the mohawk, because that's not my style). When I got back to the lodge, a pair of brunette twins broke up with their football captain boyfriends and sat down next to me. They said I looked "hot" when I was skiing. After we drank a few pitchers (I was surprised that I could hold my liquor for once,...I think some of the stiffness of the 195s' extra sheet of metal laminate had rubbed off on me) I strapped the skis to my feet, swung a twin under each of my (now) massive arms, and took them home. We didn't get much sleep that night. That was really unusual for me, because my pole typically gets all bendy after the first run (if you know what I mean). The following weekend, I took the skis out again but the weather was pretty bad. I rode the Super 7s to the top of the mountain in whiteout conditions. I took off the one with the big orange "R", and waved it around like Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments. At the time, I was just messing around. To my surprise, the clouds and wind stopped, and then the sun came out. It was now a perfect bluebird powder day (thanks Rossignol!). Later that morning, I met up with Henrik Windstedt and Cody Townsend on a MSP shoot. They saw me skiing and invited me to go with heliskiing with them! The skiing part was pretty cool, but I sat around waiting for them to catch up a lot. At the end of the day, I wanted to buy them and the crew a beer to thank them for hooking us up with the helicopter, but they all just wanted to go back to their rooms to go to sleep. The next week I checked my stocks, and my IRA had doubled (as well as the girth of my member). So therefore, in conclusion: 1) these skis are stiff, 2) you will get lots of control on (and off) the slopes, and 3) you can master of other men, women, and nature itself with these skis. So to be the man you really want to be, get a pair too. (Note: as of December 2010 the 195s were sold out...oh no, too bad for you little man).

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this review is amazing. it made me buy this ski.

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Awesome skis!

Just ran these through 4 days of Sierra powder, cement and groomed and these skis rock. Great float, balance, very quick turning, and actually a lot of fun on the groomers. The one knock is that a center binding mount makes you feel like you're going to fly over the front of your skis when doing high speed powder turns. They definitely ski short, so go the size longer if you're in between sizes (and maybe even if you're not in between sizes).

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Pretty cool. Not the best ever.

I am 5'11" and 185. Skied the 188 in deep snow at Mammoth. I normally ski a 190 Katana from 08.These were fun and playful, especially in the deep snow in the trees. I really liked them there.I felt like the default 0 mounting position was too far forward. I moved it back about 1 cm and liked it better.They turn pretty good on groomers. Nothing amazing but good enough.I felt like they were not as good at high speeds as my Katanas. I was scared of going over the bars a few times and felt like I needed to be really ready at all times.Basically they were less work and more fun at slow speeds than the Katanas, but less stable at high speeds. Ideally, I would like to find something with a significant improvement in deep snow performance and playfulness, without adding the instability/scaryness factor that these had.Looking to try the Chetler and JJ. This may be a pass.

Looking at making a purchase on these to...

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Looking at making a purchase on these to get more side and back adventures going...6' 2" 225lbs expert level. In bounds on sc87 186cm. 195 in S7 just seems like so much ski...Look 18's/FKS or Marker Duke to go with them...feed back appreciated

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I've got a few pals who ride this outta-bounds and love it (I just retired mine after 3 seasons). Look at some of the lighter binders out there, but the ski is a blast. If you've liked the 87waist skis in-bounds, these will be loved.

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You think 195 is not too long? What lighter bindings do you suggest?

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You could definatley ski the 195 with your weight and height. I would recommend the fks or look pivot 180 because you are very low mounting point on the ski giving it a natural flex. The Duke's would be very good for small tours though. Not as good for just side country.

So I'm coming back to this ski with a few...

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So I'm coming back to this ski with a few quick questions. I have decided to get this ski at a 188 and was wondering how it does skiing switch. Now skiing switch will definitely not be my primary use of this ski. I was just wondering how it would do if I through a few 180s off of some small bumps here and there. Also, what is a highly recommended binding for this ski?
Thanks!

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they aren't very good for switch but they will be ok for an occasional switch landing. a good binding for this ski would be the sth 16 or the fks 180

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A similar, but better ski to get would be the atomic bentchetler or armada jj. They are both a cheaper ski and will ski switch a lot better. A good binding to go for would be the rossignol fks 180 or 140.

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I mounted mine with the FKS, pure awesomeness.

5 5

Panacea

Just got back from 3 days at Mt. Bachelor (Bend, OR) and skied these on two days. The rocker made turn initiation absolutely effortless in deep snow. They naturally want to turn when tipped and with the added width up front you can stand centered on them allowing you to steer from the lower body. No banking, no sitting back, just riding. Skied in open terrain and in tight trees. I could see how if someone was riding mach schnell down 50 degree pitches without turning the longer and stiffer Super S7 could be useful, but for me, I savor my pow turns and trees so the 188cm was perfect for me (6' 205lbs). On hardpack they carve like an all-mountain carver which is great (note that quickness to edge of a ski is always better narrower if you've never skied a ski over, say, 80mm at the waist) - ski the pow and actually ski like normal back to the lift! If someone is looking to buy a single pair of skis and they have to be fatties, these are the jack of all trades and a master of all off piste, especially in tight places (as sized by Rossi). Soft landings, turnability, stability, and just plain fun. Best I've ever put on my feet. I completely changed the way I looked at chop - rather than looking for terrain features of where I had to turn, I'd mash over the top of everything. I do agree with Brando/Jooky - your true quiver of 1 is the S5 or S3 (for the same dimensions but rockered) but they won't provide the same level of unabashed freedom off-piste. There's a reason why this is Ski Magazine's #1.

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in my opinion the s3 is to soft to carve well or charge. the shogun is probably the best one ski quiver, it floats, carves, can ski the park and everything else

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The Shogun is definitely top notch. I skied the S3 and was not disappointed. Its fully rockered and gives great flotation. Its also great at carving. Just a little heavy. You might want to also look at the atomic access.

Mt Bachelor

Mt Bachelor

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Heading out on Bachelor's opening day, November 24th. 1 ft plus of pow at around 2 degrees.

5 5

Rossi S7 so good we bought another dozen pairs

Our guests enjoyed the S7 last year so much that we bought another dozen pairs this year for our rental fleet. When we did a powder test, comparing to other skis, we found them to be consistently high performers on all aspects. (The Salomon Rocker also scored well, and Armada didn't participate in the test day). I bought myself the women's version (as I am a woman), the S110W.
If you want to try them, you can come cat skiing at Big Red Cats (about 2 hours north of Spokane), and then buy them from backcountry.com

Hey, I am just curious about the length...

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Hey, I am just curious about the length of ski I should get, but I do think I know the answer. I am 5'10" and weigh about 155 Lbs. Should I go for the 178 or 188? I am a fairly proficient skier and can go most places. Please let me know what you think, thank you.

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@X24: I am 6' 200 lbs and the 188 is perfect for me. You'd be fine on the 178 . One of the things I have seen differ between people with these is that some are using it for stability at speed off-piste (why Rossi made the super S7 with two added titanal plates for added stiffness/stability at speed), while I am using it as an all around off-piste ski with an eye towards being able to steer them in the trees. If you do want the bomber stiffness and can wait a year, the Super S7 will come in a 188 next year (now it's only sold in a 195). Either way, for some additional reference, look on Evo's sizing chart - the 188 is for someone 6'2" - 6' 6" 170lbs plus.

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If you are an advanced skier you should have no problem on the 188. If your novice go with the 178.

I am debating between the Rossi Super S7,...

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I am debating between the Rossi Super S7, Rossi S7 Koopman and the Volkl Katana for my first set of powder skis. I am 6'5 245lb and am an advanced but not expert skier. My everyday skis are Volkl AC40's, which I love. Any opinions on which model and the right length for somebody of my ability/size? Thanks.

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At your size I would lean towards the Super S7 (@195cm). You're tall and heavy enough that you'd use the length. The added Titanal plates will provide stiffness that you'll need on your way to the lift. Difinitely buy the 7's and fast... they'll sell out all over this year and are by far my favorite thing that I've put under my feet! I am 6' and 205 lbs on the 188.

Specs I am 6'2 190 and trying to figure...

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Specs I am 6'2 190 and trying to figure out whether to get the 188 or 190 S7s

I do minimal touring these days and most of my time is spent in the trees or bowls. I am leaning toward the 188 because of weight and turning radius, but I have heard these ski small.

I am coming off 186 skis that were about 90 underfoot.

Any suggestions?

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get the 195 188 might be a little short but won't be too short

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get the 195. the s7 will ski very short because it has significant tip and tail rocker.

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best ski ever

This ski is the best ski I have ever riden! The only thing they don't rip on is moguls and that's understandable. In powder they are amazing and I mean amaaaazing. They even carve well on grooms. I'm 5'9 185lbs and ski the 188's. I could have bumped up to the 195's but in tight trees the 188's were a little faster. Get them- you will not regret it!

Looking hard but struggling on which one...

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Looking hard but struggling on which one to pull the trigger on. S7 or JJ?? LIve in Spokane, WA so we don't get the massive terrain of Utah. Just sold my 4 year old Mantras for a set of new Kendo's and looking at selling my heavy Obsethed's for S7 or JJ as my powder specific ski. I love my obsethed's but the swing weight and long chair rides leave my knee aching after a few hours. My local hill has a tight trees, and can get pretty bumped up which I like, even on the deep days. Two years ago I tried Sir frances bacon's and did not like them, but I heard they're different now. I also tried an Alpha one as a skinny, quick bump ski which I hated. Kendo's will be my everyday hard charging bumper and groomer ski, and when its a few inches of fresh. Any thoughts or ideas on S7 or JJ? Are these skis too wide for up here?

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i think the jj is more nimble. i also think the jj is lighter. s7 should be heavier than the obsethed (i don't know what model you had). both skis should have similar float but the jj should be more maneuverable riding switch. jj's are better on piste. you might as well save yourself 125 bucks and get the jj's which might be a better ski for you. another great option would be the bentchetler

So I have been looking at these skis for...

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So I have been looking at these skis for a while and have become very interested. I think that I am going to go for them. I am 6'4" at 190 pounds and a rather intermediate skier. I am debating between the 188 and the 195. I am looking for a size that will push me to become a more cinfident skiier. What is the expert advice my friends?

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for your size I might say 195. But that is a BIG ski, what size/ski are you on now? Both will ski shorter than they are. If you had said you were and expert skier, id say 195 all the way, but don;t take that the wrong way. I am an "expert" skier, 165, 5'11" and im getting the 188, because I don't want the metal, as I am going to tour on it and put dynafits on it.

So Id say maybe 195 most likely BUT 188's might work for you too, and has a much lower turn radius
what were you riding before, and what kind of skiing would you like to do?

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So I've been riding the 2007 Volkl Gotama at a 190 hoping to do some Big Mountain stuff. Then one day some friends took me out to do some powder skiing and I got hooked immediately. Ever since I've been saving up and looking for the perfect powder ski. I hope to do a lot of tight powder skiing inside and some occasional big mountain stuff.

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the "rather intermediate" means you'd be happiest on the 188. 195 is a lot if you're not already quite confident.
Super fun ski!

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