Rossi BC 110

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Rossi BC 110

Postby Rodbelan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:05 am

I have the opportunity to get a pair of those...

I had, many years ago a pair of BC 90; they are probably the worst ski I ever had. Stiff & high camber, relatively important sidecut, scales that do not climb... they felt like frankensteinish in design. I wonder about the BC 110; they say low camber... Hum. And nordic rocker. I wonder if they are better. I think Bri7 has a pair...

What's your take?

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Re: Rossi BC 110

Postby Johnny » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:03 pm

Crappy, heavy, overpriced and made in China... (Sounds exactly like everything Bri7 likes... Half kidding... ;) )

Save your pennies and get yourself some real skis... 8-)
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Re: Rossi BC 110

Postby lilcliffy » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:36 pm

From what I can tell:

The current Rossi BC110 is a Fischer S-Bound 112- but, without Fischer's high-quality sintered tip/tail, excellent Offtrack Crown, and integrated Easy-Skin.
I very much like the S-112- though not as much as the Guide/Annum.

The Rossi BC Nordic line is certainly less expensive than Fischer...(Though not better value than the Madshus BC line.)

(The current BC90 likewise appears to be a cheaper Exursion 88- which again I like a lot. The current 88 appears to be available in a 199cm length this year...The previous BC90 with loads of camber and a meager 60mm waist was a strange beast indeed- much like the old Fischer Rebound(?) I think.)

I have never been please with Rossi's BC base and waxless scales- very poor.
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Re: Rossi BC 110

Postby Bri7 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:40 pm

Hi Rod,

BC110 are good under certain conditions...
They have no real rocker
They have a medium to large camber
The semi-round scale pattern doesn't climb as well as the omnitrack pattern
They have a medium to good weight/surface ratio

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They are real close in design to the Annum. The only real diffrerence is the scale type and the scale position.
Here's some comparaison to other scales skis I own

Glittertind Findr xcd 86 BC110 Annum
Length (CM) 200 182 189 195
Sidecut 88-55-62 122-86-109 110-78-95 109-78-95
Scale position(from the back) (CM) 70 41 58 49
Scale length (CM) 70 80 81 79
Scale type Omnitrak Semi-round pattern Semi-round pattern Omnitrak
Camber height (mm) 19,2024 1,905 13,97 12,954
Weight (g) 995 1410 1425 1381

Francois has some brand new Kahru made in Cowansville for 150$ canadian.

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Re: Rossi BC 110

Postby Johnny » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:42 am

Seriously, the only waxless skis on the market worth skiing are the Asnes, Fischer and Voile ones. They know what they're doing. Don't waste your money on cheap Chinese crap. This is not 1995 anymore. We're in 2018 now, there is so much more to life than cheap 20yo Karhu Guide clones.

I had 2 pairs of G3 waxless FINDr's. One pair of the 2016 blue ones like the one of Bri7's pics and one pair of the new red 2018 Findr 86. I didn't even bother reviewing them, they were crappy, bulky, heavy, made in China, and way overpriced, even on sale. I sold both pairs after a week...
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Re: Rossi BC 110

Postby greatgt » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:15 am

Bought a set a few back....Skied them a couple of times....passed them on to Telekid....He and Teleking ski them well but would ski any ski well!....We get what we get and ski what we got!!!!! Teleman

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Re: Rossi BC 110

Postby Nick BC » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:14 pm

Hey Bri7 I was interested to see you have Magnums on the FindR’s. What boot do you use to drive an 86mm waisted ski with NNN BC? Enquiring minds want to know :o

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Re: Rossi BC 110

Postby lilcliffy » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:01 am

Johnny wrote:I had 2 pairs of G3 waxless FINDr's. One pair of the 2016 blue ones like the one of Bri7's pics and one pair of the new red 2018 Findr 86. I didn't even bother reviewing them, they were crappy, bulky, heavy, made in China, and way overpriced, even on sale. I sold both pairs after a week...

This is disappointing to hear- I had hoped that G3's skis would prove competitive with Voile! (competition is always good!)

I don't actually agree that everything made in China is crap- but, I certainly am committed to "buying local", and would certainly prefer to buy skis that are made in North America or Europe at least...

Why not vote for people who care about developing new ideas and pushing the limits instead of just jerking around...

I certainly agree with this!
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