Rossignol S7 Skis 2012

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Rossignol S7 Skis 2012: The multi-award winning and mythical Rossignol S7 Skis have established themselves as a powder skiing game-changer. Hard charging expert skiers and once struggling intermediates agree: The S7 is revolutionary in its ability to make powder skiing more fun and less fatiguing. The S7 utilizes Powder Turn rocker which combines low camber underfoot with high tip and tail rocker. Powder Turn rocker provides amazing floatation, tracking and an efficient angle of attack that gives skiers effortless steering and instant speed control. The S7 delivers more maneuverability, forgiveness and fun than any other powder ski on the market for a wide range of skiers who all have a desire for skiing the deep.

Product Details

Shape

Rossignol's Powder Turn is engineered with 50% low camber underfoot while the remaining 50% of the tip and tail feature high rocker. Underfoot camber delivers power, energy, and edge grip for groomed snow while high rockered tip produces floatation and effortless powder skiing. The high rockered tail is pin shaped to allow the skier to have an efficient angle of attack providing easy steering and instant speed control.

Rossignol's Centered Sidecut technology features a tappering tip and tail with short sidecut directly underfoot to give edge grip and power underfoot while the short length of the sidecut allows easy steering and playfulness.

Construction

Rossignol builds high performance skis with wood cores, vertical sidewalls, fiberglass, and high-tech laminates. Traditional sidewalls create direct edging pressure while the core and laminates provide flex and stability.

Sandwich lay-up is the purest ski construction allowing the layers to have optimum sheering effect which delivers the best feel, balance and power.

Flex

Wood core provides ultimate response, feel, power and durability. Core is made from fume treated Ash and Poplar 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.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 5 Years
Size (cm) 168 178 188
Tip Width (mm) 145
Waist Width (mm) 115
Tail Width (mm) 123
Turning Radius (m) 17.5

Other Notes

Rossignol products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Rossignol S7 Skis 2012
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (8)
  • Smooth ride (6)
  • Good carving ability (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (7)
  • Groomed terrain (3)
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    • Expert (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Rossignol S7 Review

By 

from Paradiski (FRANCE)

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Moguls
  • Tip Deflection
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Powder Skiing

Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

I got a chance to demo these today up at whistler. I managed to ski them in a got variety of conditions, powder,deep concrete, Crud,Slush,Groomers and Ice. In the powder they were great they were so responsive and easy to use, of sketchy situations was no trouble for the S7s and I had total confidence they would do what they wanted, how landing cliffs etc they didn't feel as stable as I would have wanted them to be. After a couple of powder runs I ran into some deeper snow that was heavy and a nightmare to ski, with the s7 no problem at all, again very confidence inspiring. Once I took theses out into the cut up crud these felt shakey at speed and didn't bust through it as well as I thought they would/should have and do not what ever you do take these anywhere near moguls. However in slushy snow they were no trouble at all and were an easy ride. On groomers there is a little bit of chatter but not a terrible amount, I didn't really feel like I could rail groomers carving was an issue on theses where as my ON3P caylors which are wider have a much better on piste ability.

Overall these skis are an easy to use fun ski for the beginner/intermediate powder skier, they are not the quickest and on the 188s, I found I was wanting more ski ski (bear in mind I'm only 5'9"). THey are responsive and pivoty, I think they would be a good tree-skiing ski, if you're looking to charge big lines go with the super7s

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rossignol S7

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from Portland, OR

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

    Fantastic skis. Everyone expects them to do well in the off-piste and powder (and they do), but what's more impressive is how well they hold an edge (I'm 6'2, 210 and have a serious need for speed at times) when you lay out for some high-speed turns on groomers.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great in the trees

    By 

    from Powdertown USA

    Pros

    • Agile
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Unstable at speed

    Best Uses

    • Powder
    • Trees

    Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

    Great in untouched powder and in the trees. Gets thrown around at speed in the crud/heavy snow. It is definitely not a crud buster like it's big brother (super 7), but super nimble/playful in light snow. A great ski for intermediate skiers looking to step up their powder skiing.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Powder Surfing

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

    S7's are awesome in the powder. Rocker keeps the tips up and floating through the deep. They are agile and work through the cut up. Carves really well on the groomers as well. A great all mountain ski.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Rossi S7

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    from Stevens Pass

    Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

    The S7 is perfect for untracked powder and deep snow. Not as versatile as the S3.

     
    5.0

    Western one quiver ski

    By 

    from Park City, UT

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

      I have skied these for the last few years through Deer Valley's demo tent program. The excel in chop and powder and are capable of getting you back to the lift on the groomers. A very good ski which has the ability to extend your ski days.

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      5.0

      Excellent Powder and Crud ski

      By 

      from Park City, UT

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

        I've skied the 188 S7 a few times in the past 3 years through Deer Valley's free Rossi demo operation. It's a surprisingly capable one quiver ski for western conditions. Great in powder and slop, and decent on groomers.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        YES

        By 

        from Bridgewater, NJ

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Great Flotation
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Groomed Terrain
          • Powder Skiing
          • Side Country
          • Spring Conditions

          Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

          I demo'd these skis at The Bird last season, and returned there with my own pair this year. I am 5'10" and 175 lbs and bought them in 178. Can't say enough about the ski. I skied the first week in April 2012 and had varied spring/soft/corn/early morning hard snow and it handled all conditions VERY well, including 14" fresh powder surprise on the last day of the trip at Alta. Had some nice powder turns in Catherine's and was not let down at all. This is my first true powder ski, but it does so much more. Could become my every day ski.

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          5.0

          Great in (and out of) the powder!

          By 

          from Seattle

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Great Flotation
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Groomed Terrain
          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

          Picked up these skis for powder, and they quickly became my all mountain, all condition pair of skis. Loved 'em! On the powder they floated wonderfully and were so much fun that I had to take them up on the groomers the next time. And they were just as fun or better than my other all-mountain pair of skis, so those went into storage and the S7s were the only ones I took to the mountain for the rest of the season. Can't wait until next year!

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          5.0

          A gift from the ski gods

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          from Oregon

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight
          • Scratch Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crud
            • Downhill
            • Everyday
            • Moguls
            • Mush
            • Powder
            • Powder Skiing
            • Slush
            • Spring skiing

            Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

            I love these skis! I just got them a few months ago, in the late spring. They are amazzzzazing! The shred the slush and carve respectively. Great in the trees and with quick turns. My s7 even do alright in the ice and hardpack! I can't wait till the powder starts to fall next winter!

            I think I will use these every day next year! My 168 cm have a 105 mm underfoot, which is thinner than the 188's 115 underfoot. That just makes them that much more versatile.

            I'm 5'6 and about 105 pounds. The 168 cm are perfect for me, with a little room to grow. The flex is fiarly soft, so they will work extremely well for lighter skiers.

            So far, my s7 seem really durable, even the top sheets. The construction is solid and neat.

            Once again: kills the crud, owns the slush, slays the powder and does everything you need to do on the groomers.

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            5.0

            A Sexy Ski

            By 

            from Stevens Pass

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            Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

            This is an awesome ski. At first I felt like I was attaching my boot to a piece of shrapnel because it was heavier than the average ski but my first turn down the mountain it became an extension of my body. Almost at the same time my mind was deciding to turn these skis had it all figured out and it was a partnership where we both sought out desireable parts of the mountain- thigh deep powder, open bowls and steep faces. I felt I could both "go for it" and maintain a level of gracefulness that usually seems foreign to me on a powder day like today.

             
            5.0

            188 Rossi S7

            By 

            from Stevens Pass

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

            This ski went where I usually can't go with my current wide skis. Did not feel long. Forgiving when a mistake is made. They will turn in the deep heavy powder. We had an unusual amount of new snow today!!!

             
            4.0

            Reliable, Go Anywhere

            By 

            from Stevens Pass

            Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

            Skied the 178 & 168. Usually ski a 160 or so. Needed the 178 for flotation, but would prefer lighter bindings. Can initiate a turn from a standing start and turns beautifully in the deep stuff. Sun when on top and balanced. Rocker tail makes it harder to recover if you get back. Not quick turning edge to edge but easy to turn.

             
            5.0

            Lucky #7

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            from Stevens Pass

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            Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

            Exactly what I was looking for. The width I needed for deep stuff with the flexibility for uneven surfaces.

             
            5.0

            Deep Snow on a Floaty Ski

            By 

            from Stevens Pass

            Comments about Rossignol S7 Skis 2012:

            This ski is longer than anything I have previously skiedbut the way it turned and they way I was able to ski it I felt right at home. These skis pop out of the snow, stomp landings and charge anything you throw at them. They felt heavier than I would have liked if we were touring, but being in bounds I couldn't ask for anything more.

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