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    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#post376404
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    Interseting. My crystal ball foresees durability issues.
    "When the mountains speak, wise men listen" -John Muir

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    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 +
    DOWN SKIS

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    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....

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    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

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    bwahahaha!

    its so good they offer a non 'dual camber' version too
    Riding bikes, but not shredding pow...

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    A total disaster i would say ahahahhaa
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    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
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    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    i foresee some idiot skis getting caught in the wire in line.
    Cool idea, but ive found that skis with moving parts aint gonna last
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    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.
    ha

    you and me both man (and in all fairness, lemon boy as well)

    now im really starting to think rossignol browses my posts on tgr
    Last edited by pechelman; 01-31-2008 at 09:09 AM.

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    Everytime I see Treadway he's on these. Interesting idea....
    Martha's just polishing the brass on the Titanic....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pechelman View Post
    now im really starting to think rossignol on tgr
    fixed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
    Yes, the idea is cool but the implementation looks ridiculous.
    i agree...great idea, but a little ridiculous. what are the chances of snow getting stuck in it and freezing making it inoperable. or getting it snagged on something and ripping. durable? i think not.

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    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.

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    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

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    These are up on Rossi's site now, anyone here had a chance to play with them on the shelf?
    http://www.rossignol.com/JP/ski-men-skis-freeride.html

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    Woah i thought they had ditched the idea. Not seen any in the flesh yet though

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    There gets to be a point when technology needs to simmer down. This is one of those times.

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    why?
    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Gadgets on skis...power switch, snap-on interchangeable rods, dual rocker...meh.

    Give me some metal and wood, and I'm good to go.
    secondededed

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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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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.

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    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.
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    No is that like whne I come on your mosms face whle you lick my ballsss???

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapedrink View Post
    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
    I think you underestimate the total spazzosity of others. I personally have nearly sheared off a buckle on my right boot with my left ski and have gotten one of the tines from the swallowtail on my left ski jammed in the heelpiece on my right ski.

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