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01-31-2008, 01:11 AM #1
Rocker on, rocker off by rossignol
I saw this posted in Newschoolers. Looks like rossi are going to make a bandit that can be switched in and out of rocker. http://www.skiforum.it/forum/showthr...404#post376404Days on snow this season: 54 Last Season: 83
01-31-2008, 01:32 AM #2
Interseting. My crystal ball foresees durability issues."When the mountains speak, wise men listen" -John Muir
01-31-2008, 02:24 AM #3
As I said in the other thread. Just what I need is a wire spikey thing on my skis.#1 goal this year......stay alive +
01-31-2008, 03:33 AM #4
hey! it's not newschoolers, it's miki in the italian skiforum!
anyway, there are already pics here in tech talk. I doubt it's so wise so have ropes few mm over the skis, but let's see....
01-31-2008, 03:36 AM #5
Yes, the idea is cool but the implementation looks ridiculous."Typically euro, french in particular, in my opinion. It's the same skiing or climbing there. They are completely unfazed by their own assholeness. Like it's normal." - srsosbso
01-31-2008, 03:52 AM #6
its so good they offer a non 'dual camber' version tooRiding bikes, but not shredding pow...
01-31-2008, 04:22 AM #7
A total disaster i would say ahahahhaaAlways Fight Gravity
01-31-2008, 05:46 AM #8
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! they stole my ideeaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
seriously... been talking about doing that for a year... oh well I snooze I lose
And I think it is a good idea that will work.
The S7 is a EHP186 knockoff with more sidecut...
Solly Czar.... damned near straight 108mm with 60cm of rocker...
Also notice the "Barron" ... a DIN 12 Duke...
*EVERYONE* who works at the resort will be rocking BARRONs and EVERY second home owning lawyer will have rockered skis next year
Last edited by Summit; 01-31-2008 at 05:58 AM.Originally Posted by blurred
01-31-2008, 06:37 AM #9
i foresee some idiot skis getting caught in the wire in line.
Cool idea, but ive found that skis with moving parts aint gonna lastLive
01-31-2008, 09:00 AM #10
Last edited by pechelman; 01-31-2008 at 09:09 AM.
01-31-2008, 09:18 AM #11
Everytime I see Treadway he's on these. Interesting idea....Martha's just polishing the brass on the Titanic....
01-31-2008, 09:33 AM #12"It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
- A. Solzhenitsyn
01-31-2008, 10:15 AM #13
01-31-2008, 10:39 AM #14
I think we should wait and see. I know the idea has been in the works with rossi for quite some time (2+ years)
Is it ugly to have a wire on your ski? That's a subjective bit for you to decide (I think so)
Will it work and be durable? I bet so.
Will it be as amazing as skiing a dedicated rockered ski? No-the shape is still conventional, but I'm a big proponent of full-on funshape stuff.
01-31-2008, 04:40 PM #15
it would require some serious contortions to get a tip stuck under that wire.. my only concern would be if you crash and smash the plastic flip thing with your other ski. they must have gotten some great feedback from their athletes to scrap the entire bsquad line for this thing. i'd like to try them
10-10-2008, 03:18 PM #16
These are up on Rossi's site now, anyone here had a chance to play with them on the shelf?
10-10-2008, 03:35 PM #17
Woah i thought they had ditched the idea. Not seen any in the flesh yet though
10-10-2008, 03:41 PM #18
There gets to be a point when technology needs to simmer down. This is one of those times.
10-10-2008, 03:43 PM #19
this is a great idea
and what at first glance, looks like an excellent execution on the concept.
sorry i didnt have the means to incorporate this when lb, myself, and summit were talking about this a couple seasons ago before rossi ever published this concept
10-10-2008, 03:55 PM #20
Dood, you certainly know more than me. I'm just skeptical...especially when it comes from Rossi. To me, they missed the boat on the fat ski thing. I used to be a fan, but, to me, their last great ski was the grey and white Bandit XXX. Gadgets on skis...power switch, snap-on interchangeable rods, dual rocker...meh.
Give me some metal and wood, and I'm good to go.
10-10-2008, 04:01 PM #21BALLS>talent
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10-10-2008, 04:08 PM #22
This could be an incredible way to make a ski versatile IF THEY IMPLEMENT IT WELL.
Implementation will determine whether this is a breakthrough way to make two skis from one or whether its a Markeresque marketing gimmick.Originally Posted by blurred
10-10-2008, 04:10 PM #23Killingtime
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Looks like we won't see the DC for a while in the NA market considering the SC Phantoms have already been released and they are designated as DC Bandits on that site.
I have heard rumor that the they ski great and the DCs ski far better then Squads with more versatility.
I am concerned with pre bending the fore body of a ski via cable with lots of metal in it. Makes me wonder after time if they will return to true/regular camber.
10-10-2008, 04:18 PM #24
If McIntosh can ski 'em and not break 'em, then I'm not too worried. His part in Lost and Found still gives me fucking goosebumps.
10-10-2008, 04:57 PM #25
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