Don't buy Rossi's

Don't buy Rossi's

Post by Crispin Cow » Tue, 15 Nov 1994 08:19:32


Quote:

>Ski manufacturers love to tout every whizzy feature of their ski yet
>rarely mention the material their core is made from.  I was glad to
>see that POWDER indicated the core type on every ski they reviewed
>this year.  Is it a coincidence that Rossignol is the _only_ major
>manufacturer who is still making their entire line of skis with foam
>cores?  Yep, everyone else is producing wood core (or something
>besides foam) for at least their higher-end skis.

How interesting.  I think Rossi has a *** about foam core.  In the
snowboard-business, foam-core is considered to be low-end trash, and
vertically laminated wood is the rule.  Rossi, however, makes their
entire line with foam cores, and has sucky durability as a result.

Crispin
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Don't buy Rossi's

Post by JOEL MADRIG » Tue, 15 Nov 1994 17:29:55

Quote:


>Subject: Re: Don't buy Rossi's
>Date: 13 Nov 1994 23:19:32 GMT

>>Ski manufacturers love to tout every whizzy feature of their ski yet
>>rarely mention the material their core is made from.  I was glad to
>>see that POWDER indicated the core type on every ski they reviewed
>>this year.  Is it a coincidence that Rossignol is the _only_ major
>>manufacturer who is still making their entire line of skis with foam
>>cores?  Yep, everyone else is producing wood core (or something
>>besides foam) for at least their higher-end skis.
>How interesting.  I think Rossi has a *** about foam core.  In the
>snowboard-business, foam-core is considered to be low-end trash, and
>vertically laminated wood is the rule.  Rossi, however, makes their
>entire line with foam cores, and has sucky durability as a result.

Wrong!  Check out the specs on the Seone.  The core is mixed wood/microcell
urethane (mostly wood, check out the cross-section on the Rossi catalog).  
This makes it springy and durable.  I bought one and it's holding up great.  
If it doesn't last I'll let you know, but so far, it's the best board I've
ever ridden.  If you have the chance, you should demo one and decide for
yourselves, but until then, make sure you know the facts before posting such a
blanket statement (entire line with foam cores?).
BTW, Mt. Hood meadows had 42 inches as of Saturday, the funnest day of my life.

Joel