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- XCD KNIGHT
- Posts: 1388
- Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:25 am
- Location: New Hampshire
- Ski style: Bumps, trees, and steeps and long woodsy XC tours
- Favorite Skis: DH: Voile Objective and V6, Altai KOMs, XC: Gamme 54, Classy Woodies
- Favorite boots: T4, Alaska
- Occupation: Retro Rager-grouch
2. Review your new skis Ross 120's WAX!! when you are some days behind you! Review!
- XCD Guide
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- Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:06 pm
- Location: Oakland County, MI
- Occupation: Construction Manager
But... we need info here. How long are these new Rossi’s? Plus it’s a waxable? What’s the flex like? The sidecut? You just can’t drop a brand new ski like that on us without some more info.
Congrats on the new skis! I hope you, and I are skiing some soft and deep soon. Cheers!
- XCD KNIGHT
- Posts: 2286
- Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:20 pm
- Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
- Ski style: Nordic backcountry touring
- Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Storetind Carbon
- Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska; Scarpa T4
- Occupation: Forestry Professional
Instructor at Maritime College of Forest Technology
Husband, father, farmer and logger
Yes! Me want to know more about this new ski as well!
Are you going to use skins with it and- if, so- whatcha getting?
SB or SBx2?
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.
...the skis are 182’s and have 120/86/108 sidecut dimensions. They’ve got a wood core and are waxers. I’ve seen a couple of different weights mentioned so I’m thinking it’s close to five pounds for bare skis (they felt very light). I’ll have to find a scale and weigh them in their current incarnation. They’re made in Rossignols Spain facility.
...I went with the Switchback X2. I had them mounted at Norseman in Calgary...gotta appreciate an honest salesperson with product experience, he pointed out the different options available and didn’t try to up sell me (I did that myself ). They threw in waxing as well.
...the skins were something I found on sale at GearHub in Fernie, they’re shaped Nordica HighTrails and the dimensions seem perfect for my BC120s. Reviews seemed encouraging and the guys at the shop said they were a decent skin. I fully intend to explore the use of grip wax (as described in lilcliffys waxing articles) as (hopefully) my main goto, the skins are intended as backup.
...for a little extra climbing ‘insurance’ I had the guys at Norseman throw on the Voile crampons. I’ll be happy to never use them but who knows (I have a tendency to get in over my head at times). I’ll likely throw a bit of wax or silicone on them to hopefully avoid snow/ice buildup.
... my current boot choices are leather Alicos or plastic Liberos.
...and we got a dusting of snow here. Not enough for new skis but it’s finally coming. Kinda thinking of taking a bit of a drive North to try these out.