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Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011

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Rossignol S7 Skis 2011: The Rossignol S7 Skis feature Rossignol’s unique AmpTek ski design concept that combines traditional and reverse camber to deliver more versatility, rebound, boost and ease-of-use than conventional skis. The Rossignol S7 Skis are perfect for backcountry powder but hold their own on-piste and power through the crud. A wood core provides the ultimate response, feel, powder and durability. The Rossignol S7 Skis also feature Rossignol’s WRS (Weight Reduction System) that features patented fiberglass fibers concentrated under food with less density in the tip and tail to maximize the skis’ durability and minimize overall weight.

Product Details

Shape

Freeride tip offers superior contact with snow for maximum hookup and versatility off-piste

Rossignol’s Reverse Sidecut technology features a unique, tapering tip and tail with regular sidecut directly underfoot.

Construction

The Rossignol S7 Skis feature Rossignol’s unique AmpTek ski design concept that combines traditional and reverse camber to deliver more versatility, rebound, boost and ease-of-use than conventional skis. The traditional camber underfoot delivers power, energy and edge grip under foot where you need it most. The reverse camber at the tip and tail deliver more floatation, easier steering and more forgiveness.

Flex

Wood core provides ultimate response, feel, power and durability. Core is made from ash, poplar and fume treatments and is hand milled to the shape of the skis’ profile. Wood used in Rossignol skis is harvested by the factory from sustainable wood, grown in renewable tree farms.

Other Features

Looking for a size 188cm? Check out another version of the S7 from Rossignol the <a href="http:

www.evo.com/skis/rossignol-system-s7-pro-mancini-2011.aspx" target="_self">System S7 Pro Mancini Skis 2011</a>.

Binding Compatibility

Requires brake width of 115mm to 130mm

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Tip Width (mm): 145
  • Waist Width (mm): 115
  • Tail Width (mm): 123

Reviews

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Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (16)
  • Smooth ride (13)
  • Good carving ability (10)
  • Good grip (8)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder (17)
  • Downhill (7)
  • Moguls (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Competitive athlete (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Look No Further!

I had the chance to use a pair of 178 S7's over the weekend at Whitewater in Nelson, BC. They are the BEST ski I have ever tried. Amazing floatation, super easy...Read complete review

I had the chance to use a pair of 178 S7's over the weekend at Whitewater in Nelson, BC. They are the BEST ski I have ever tried. Amazing floatation, super easy turning, great in the trees and incredibly balanced. I even went as far as to try and trade my brand new K2 Waybacks with Marker Baron bindings for the used rental ski with rental bindings, they are that good! We were hucking 15-20' drops and stomping the landings like pros with these skis on. Look no further than the Rossi S7 for your next ski.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent POW Ski

As advertised, these skis are pretty good in the POW. However, they are definitely not the best POW ski out there. I like what Line and K2 are doing better in terms of...Read complete review

As advertised, these skis are pretty good in the POW. However, they are definitely not the best POW ski out there. I like what Line and K2 are doing better in terms of deep snow skis.

If youre used to a more narrow cambered ski the S7 could be a good transitional ski, but eventually you must go fully rockered and fatter!

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(11 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very Disappointing Ski

By 

from Crystal Mountain, Wa

About Me Competitive Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Forgiving

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Poor Grip
  • Poor Ride
  • Unstable

Best Uses

    Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

    My Stats5'9"135lbsExpert Skier188cm S7After going to the Rossignol booth about five times to try to get this ski, I was disappointed with what I found. The S7 is the Indiana Jones 4 of skis: very overrated and disappointing. The rocker and soft flex create a very forgiving ski, but not much else. I didn't feel stable on this ski at all, and had a very hard time skiing anything not powder. The S7 is awful in crud, with lots and lots of tail flap. Also the rocker makes it extremely easy to become skiing in the backseat in if you're not careful, and I almost had the crash of my lifetime because of it. Maybe I should've tried the Super 7, but the 188 was one of the worst skis of the day. Go for the 2011 K2 Obsethed instead. It did everything the S7 was supposed to do.I reviewed several other skis at the demo.[@]

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    wow.!!

    By 

    from San Diego,CA

    About Me Collegiate/Pro

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Scratch Resistant
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder

      Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

      These are the best skis i have ever skied on in the powder, crud and back country!! incredible handling, so forgiving!!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FREAKIN' INSANE!!!!

      By 

      from christchurch, new zealand

      About Me Collegiate/Pro

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • FAST AS HELL
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • ABSOLUTLY NOTHING WRONG

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • GENERIAL AWESOMENESS
      • Icy Conditions
      • Moguls
      • Powder
      • Racing
      • STRAIGHT LINING FAST
      • Telemarking

      Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

      seriously, you havnt been skiing untill you have been on these things!at first i thought 'yea, they will sweet in pow but hoe the hell am i ment to get back to the lift with all that reverse camber and sidecut???' but as soon as you get on the hardpack you feel just as confident as in the powpow!! i mean, they could sell these creatures as freaking giant slalom skis! but its in any offpiste that these boards put on the gas and let rip, you just gotta hope like hell you cranked up your DIN up high enough so you dont come flying out! in all seriousness, these are LIFE CHANGING SKIS!! at any chance you have, demo them and i guarantee you will not be dissapointed, whatever the conditions!!

      (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      sick

      By 

      from BC, Canada

      About Me Competitive Skier

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Great everywhere
      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry
      • Downhill
      • Powder

      Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

      this ski is very similar to the 09's but with sicker graphics and, its new!

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WARNING!!! Rossignol S7 skis cheat.

      By 

      from Anchorage Alaska

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Powder

        Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

        The S7 does for skiing what hydraulic disc brake, full suspension bikes did for biking. No need to stress about you line, just point them down and enjoy it. These skis make everything easy. If you are looking for a powder/tracked crud ski that will help you stick with your more advanced buddies, look no further, this is it.

        (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great ski on powder days!!

        By 

        from Deer Valley Utah

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Great Flotation
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder

          Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

          Tried the S7,S3 and SC97 at the Rossignol demo hut at Deer Valley during Easter break 2010. The S7 FAR surpasssed the other skis on heavy powder days (had appxt 70" over 7 days). The S7 rode decent out of the powder too but in powder it was surreal. I would definitely buy this ski.

          (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rossie s7

          By 

          from New England

          About Me Competitive Skier

          Pros

          • Great Flotation

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Powder

            Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

            Sick pow ski.Same model as the '09 s7. Except the '10 graphics are way cheesy.Stick with the '09. Less money and much better looking graphics.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            super size it

            By 

            from Fernie, BC, Canada

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Pros

            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder

              Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

              I only own the super 7's and cannot comment on the 188's. The only drawback about these skis would be that they feel short on hardpack, but hey, you're only scooting a traverse or back to a lift anyway. The skis will carve a groomer like the old Rossi XXX's.
              Personally, I've never been in the backseat on these skis and only get this effect from stiffer boards like the BSquads.
              These are the funnest skis for trees and pow.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              best ski Ive ever owned

              By 

              from Georgia

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Great Flotation
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Moguls
                • Powder

                Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                These skis can do anything

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pow Hold Pivot Slay

                By 

                from Montucky

                About Me Competitive Athlete

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Grip
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Powder

                Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                These skis will make you a better skier in any condition. They really do everything that you could possibly want as a freerider. I cannot imagine any way that you could possibly get tip dive with the flex and rocker, so you can mock down steeps that you used to jump turn down with confidence and trust them to hold. The side cut allows you to make huge GS turns on hard pack or deep snow. The normal camber helps with this on hard pack. The thing that I love most about these is the pivot point. As soon as you figure out the pivot point on these skis, you can rock full speed down a tight tree line at full speed, or even through a mogul run (at least I could). They do like to go fast, so you have to slow your self down a little to make every bump turn. The other thing that I like is the smooth landings. You can launch with more confidence on these, and the landing is really soft and smooth. I have never felt a ski that was so nice to land smoothly on. I'm guessing that must be from the tail flex, but whatever it is, I like it! I like them better each time I ski them.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Super Stoked

                By 

                from evo

                Verified Buyer
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                Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                This ski is awesome. Didn't get to ski it in much new snow but it seems like a ski that would be able to kill it all day. Might not be the best powder specific ski due to its slightly skinnier waist, but it would absolutely crush anything in its path. The 195 has metal in it which significantly ups it stability and ability to ski fast through any terrain. It seems to have no speed limit and skied like a tank through crud and could still arc pretty well on groomers. I think this might be one of the best one ski quivers out there and I would love to ski it on a pow day.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                yay for the S7!

                By 

                from seattle, wa

                Verified Buyer
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                Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                I love the S7!!! It's perfect everywhere. Powder, all mtn, groomers, crud... you name it! It's flexy enough to butter but stable enough to power through the crud without chatter. I'd definitely recommend the S7!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Rossi for the win.

                By 

                from Alberta, Canada

                About Me Expert

                Pros

                • Good Carving Ability
                • Good Grip
                • Great Flotation
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Ride
                • Tight carving radius

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Moguls
                  • Powder
                  • Soft crud
                  • Trees

                  Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                  I specifically bought this ski for the several days of powder skiing I do every year, but the first time I brought them out (to Revelstoke) and, to my horror, it had yet to snow all week. Fortunetly, the groomers had been working hard and I got to try them on the groomers before I went powder hunting. I didn't expect to have any real grip on groomers or hardpack, but I came away suprised!

                  On groomers, the camber underfoot gives a suprising amount of pop as you switch edges. It will hold a nice edge, obviously nothing like a carving ski, but perfectly fine for 110 underfoot (I don't have the super 7, which is the 195 length, and 115 underfoot). In the skied out and packed glades, the edge was perfectly willing to give when you wanted to but held when the turns were wide enough (and they usually were, with a 14.8M radius in 178). Overall, the ski totally took me by suprise on the groomed and packed snow. (Ice was a no-no, but on what ski isn't it?)

                  With all this performance on the groomers, I thought there must surely be something lacking in the soft stuff. Again, the S7 blew me away. The Amptek (rocker) combined with a 110 waist provided the float to drop 15 or 20 foot cliffs without burying the tips (or the rest of the ski) in the untouched stuff. Making turns in deep snow was hookless with the pintailed design and the rocker/camber design made it effortless, but the camber still had its say with just that perfect touch of pop. You can't quite make as tight of turns in the powder because the entire ski is touching the snow, but its not unreasonable for tree skiing and is better than a fully cambered ski without rocker.

                  Some people do complain that the tips and tails viberate and bounce at high speeds on groomers and crud. I only found this to happen on icy and hard crud, but it didn't really affect control or performance.

                  Overall this is an excellent ski, and its easy to see why it has so much hype around it.

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                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Unreal versatility!

                  By 

                  from West

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Good Carving Ability
                  • Good Grip
                  • Great Flotation
                  • Smooth Ride

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Carving groomers
                    • Downhill
                    • Icy Conditions
                    • Powder

                    Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                    Awesome and amazing. I heard it was great in pow (and it is!) Although not as fat as some but the tip shape lets it float up quick and works even better in the cut up stuff. BUT...I was blown away by how easy it is to carve it on groomers, you just stand in the middle and roll on edge and it takes off. Saw a vid clip on [@] and had to give it a try. Most versatile ski I've ever had, now I use it almost everyday, has to be boilerplate ice to get me off it! LOVE S7!!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    So far so good

                    By 

                    from Mt Bachelor Bend, Or

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Flotation
                    • Smooth Ride

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                        I love the skis on powder and chopped-up soft snow. It's still early season and haven't had the opportunity to really see what they can do. I can't wait for a deep powder day. Difficult to carve an edge on a hard-packed surface. So far so good!!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Decent POW Ski

                        By 

                        from Vancouver, BC

                        About Me Intermediate Skier

                        Pros

                        • Decent Flotation
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Poor Grip
                        • Scratches Easily

                        Best Uses

                        • Powder

                        Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                        As advertised, these skis are pretty good in the POW. However, they are definitely not the best POW ski out there. I like what Line and K2 are doing better in terms of deep snow skis.

                        If youre used to a more narrow cambered ski the S7 could be a good transitional ski, but eventually you must go fully rockered and fatter!

                        (1 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        s7

                        By 

                        from mexico

                        About Me Advanced Skier

                        Pros

                        • Great Flotation
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill
                          • Powder

                          Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                          [...]

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          yes

                           
                          4.0

                          Hate the graphic but love the ski!

                          By 

                          from Park City, UT

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Carving Ability
                          • Great Flotation
                          • Smooth Ride

                          Cons

                          • Not great on the groomers

                          Best Uses

                          • Deep Crud
                          • Powder
                          • Sloppy wet snow

                          Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                          I bought these late in the year so haven't skied them as much as I would like, but when I have they have been great in the trees and deep snow of any kind, powder, slop, crud et.

                          I would not recommend them for a day on the groomers but they will suffice on groomers to get between stashes of powder.

                          I got the 195 Super S7's because I am big (6'3" 210lbs) and was happy with how much more stability I got from the layer of metal. I demo-ed the 188cm and liked them, but the 195 are much more stable at speed, yet still plenty nimble to get through tight trees.

                          I hate the graphics, but next years look better...

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Look No Further!

                          By 

                          from Vancouver Canada

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Carving Ability
                          • Good Grip
                          • Great Flotation
                          • Smooth Ride

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Downhill
                            • Powder

                            Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                            I had the chance to use a pair of 178 S7's over the weekend at Whitewater in Nelson, BC. They are the BEST ski I have ever tried. Amazing floatation, super easy turning, great in the trees and incredibly balanced. I even went as far as to try and trade my brand new K2 Waybacks with Marker Baron bindings for the used rental ski with rental bindings, they are that good! We were hucking 15-20' drops and stomping the landings like pros with these skis on. Look no further than the Rossi S7 for your next ski.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            BEST SKI IN THE WORLD

                            By 

                            from stony plain alberta

                            About Me Expert

                            Pros

                            • Doesnt chip
                            • Durable
                            • Good Carving Ability
                            • Great Flotation
                            • Looks cool
                            • No swing weight
                            • Not tooo heavy
                            • Perfect dimensions
                            • Scratch Resistant
                            • Some how works in park

                            Cons

                            • None really

                            Best Uses

                            • Actually park to
                            • Powder

                            Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                            these are amazing skis. they float so nice becuase of the rocker they have in the tip. the rocker then camber underfoot and then rocker in the tail makes it easy to spin around to go switch. its twin tip.

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                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Great Ride between Gotoma and ARG.Thanks

                            By 

                            from Sacramento

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Carving Ability
                            • Good Grip
                            • Great Flotation

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Powder

                              Comments about Rossignol S7 Freeride Skis 2011:

                              Quick in the trees. Floats well.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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