|Type:||Powder, All Mountain|
|Rocker Type:||Hybrid, 50% low camber underfoot 50% high rocker at the tip and tail|
|Core Material:||Wood, Wood & Composite|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Rossignol Smash 7 Skis
Leave your mark on the mountain and lay tracks in new places. Rossignol completely revolutionized powder skiing with its "game-changing" freeride skis. The s-series brings the surfy playfulness of powder skiing to the masses with its world-renowned blend of float and versatility. Powder turn rocker delivers fatigue-free maneuverability, effortless steering and instant speed control, making powder skiing easier and more fun. Centered sidecut provides versatility and edging power not found in other wide-waisted, rockered skis. Rossignol's freeride series simply "ups" your game whether slashing big-mountain windlips, poaching backcountry pow, exploring sidecountry stashes, or surfing through secret glades. Push the boundaries and leave your mark...
- Sidecut: 119-92-110
- Radius: 23 m (170)
- Powder Turn Rocker: for elite through intermediate skiers who want to maximize their experience in natural snow and deep powder
- 50% Low Camber Underfoot 50% with High Rocker at the Tip and Tail
- Camber Underfoot delivers power, energy, and edge grip for performance on groomed snow
- High Rocker Tip delivers more floatation and effortless powder skiing
- High Rocker Tail is pin-shaped for easier steering in powder and instant speed control
- Centered Sidecut: Sidecut features a unique tapering of tip and tail with short sidecut directly underfoot
- Deep Radius gives edge grip and power underfoot while short length of sidecut allows easy steering and playfulness
- Spoon Rip: Spoon shaped tip for maximum floatation
- Tip Profile is tapered for effortless tracking in deep snow
- Sandwich Laminate: Wood Cores with metal and/or high tech laminates provide ultimate stability, power and durability
- Traditional Sidewalls apply direct pressure to the edges for increased precision and edging power
Well the good news is that either way you end up with a great ski. I personally like more ski. Because of the tip and tail rocker the Smash 7 will ski shorter than it actually is, less active edge on snow. If you go with the 170 it will not be overpowering. More ski is more fun...of course I am 6'5" 230lbs...
I usually pick things up quickly and need to know if I should start with a more beginner ski or just learn into these. Thank you.
It really depends on what type of skiing you'll be doing. I am pretty partial to Marker and Salomon Bindings. I also really like Look. All three companies have been making bindings for a long time, the hardware is tough and can be put through the ringer. I am a big guy and put a lot of torque on my gear. In bindings I look for solid construction and metal parts rather than plastic.
I really like the Marker Jesters and Dukes, the Salomon STH, and the Look PX. Check them out here:
the recommended binding to go on the Smash 7 is the Axium 100 B93. yes, the shop can mount the bindings.