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Rossignol S6 Caballero Ski - 2009 BCS
The Rossignol S6 Caballero may not have the radical shape of its sibling the S7, but it’s not exactly flying under the radar either. Fat but nimble like a cartoon hippopotamus, the S6's powerful yet forgiving nature makes it one of the best all-around Western skis available and an enviable addition to any quiver. At 110 underfoot, you can rely on it when the drifts reach second-story heights, but don’t mistake it for a one-trick powder pony; thanks to a 21-meter radius [186cm length] and lightweight WRS wood/composite core the S6 feels as agile as an all-mountain twin in any snow depth, ripping tight post-storm trees, bombing groomers, hitting the park and just acting super-friendly wherever you take it.
- Viscoelastic Jib Absorbing System dampens rail shock and hard snow chatter
- Rocking Chair Effect stiffens the midsection while softening the tip and tail for boosting ollies
- Mixed Poplar, Fume, and Isocore composite in the core create a durable ski with predictable flex
- Profiled-fiberglass Weight Reduction System claims a 800-gram improvement over traditional layup methods
- Topsheet artwork by Steve Caballero
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Killer Tele-ski-esp. w/ diy rocker
December 26, 2009
I bought a pair of these used in a 185 (ravyns) from Shaun Raskin. I mounted 'em with Hammerhead telemark bindings. Cool ski. Rides well, but I wanted some early rise in my early season ski. Long story short, I was bored and wanted to experiment with home-made reverse camber. I had done the same thing with some Atomic Powder Plus boards with success. I sandwiched the two skis together, clamped them, and put four inch spacers between the two skis to de-camber them.
The skis were pretty great to begin with, but with a 3cm tip and tail rise over 17cm of run, with camber under foot- these things are great. I went shit your pants fast on these my first run at Alta. Basically, these are my early season rockered skis, that I can tear up. Already used more than one p-tex candle on these.
I know I voided the warranty and all that, and some people might be pulling their hair out calling me an idiot, but try these skis and you'll be singing a different tune.
Just got the Rossi s6 @ 174, very anxious to get them out on the snow.. Probably going to end up with some Fritschi Diamir Freeride Pro Bindings on them. I ski pretty aggressive, and will be using the ski as an all mountain VT ski, powder days, back-country, tree, etc. I stand 5 ft. 9 inches, weight = 168 pounds, very athletic, solid advanced intermediate-expert skier..
Question is where to mount, the ski has several mounting points, -2, 0, +3, +6.... I will not be using this as a park/pipe ski, as mentioned above. I take it 0 is traditional mount, correct? I am thinking that would be the best mounting point as per the usage I expect to get out of the ski?...
October 25, 2010
Perfect utility ski
November 17, 2010
What can I say thats not already been said. The S6 does so many things well. Its not GREAT at any one thing, but is a perfect utility ski. It gets more use than any other ski in my quiver. I went with a pure alpine setup, as its too heavy for my liking to be a good touring ski.
Between the Rossi S6 Caballero and the Scott P4. 6'1" 215lb agressive skier. I currently ride the K2 Seths, but am looking for something a little stiffer that can rock on the east coast crud and rocky mountain pow pow. Seths are too soft and i'm willing to go a little bigger underfoot. (currently 98cm) Any suggestions?
September 9, 2010
Perfect weight to hard charging ratio
August 24, 2009
My friends and I all have a pair of these mounted with Randonee bindings but we ski them everyday. For how fat it is, it'll ski everything, everywhere. When the time comes to unlock the heel and go touring in the backcountry its weight reduction construction pays off big time without making the ski too light. Learn from my mistake, if a ski is too light it won't ski well. The S6 is the perfect mix of light weight and hard charging.
I have the Rossi Scratch BC now and am looking for something
I have the Rossi Scratch BC now and am looking for something very similar. How do the S6 compare to the Scratch. I have just purchased the Rossi FKS 180 XXL. Will these bindings be a good match
By: Pat McNutt
April 15, 2010
How old are your Scratch BC's? The candyland ones are the same ski as the S6. You binders will work fine on them.
By: Jack Wizo
April 18, 2010
S6 = near perfect everyday UT ski
January 18, 2010
Personal Background: I have been skiing regularly for 20+ years. I grew up on the Ice Coast and raced in high school. I presently live in UT and ski approximately 50 days a year. I primarily ski at The Canyons and Alta although I put about 5-10 days in a year at the Bird and other UT resorts. I am tall and thin at 6'2" and about 165lbs.
My setup: Rossi S6 with Marker Dukes and Technica Agent 120s.
Why I love this ski: I am an aggressive all mountain skier, but due to my size and weight am not a super powerful skier. This ski allows me to charge and still finesse the ski and terrain to accomplish nearly any type of turn in any type of terrain. With a short 21m turning radius this ski really locks in to the turn if you really initiate it to swing around quickly. Once locked, this ski allows one to lay down railroad style carves on groomers, crud and even powder. Due to the sheer width and surface area of the ski it floats very well in blower and could easily be an East Coast pow board. For real deep UT days I still prefer something a little wider and rockered, but for 95% of winter days, this ski does the trick....well! This is my everyday go to ski and despite its size, it does nearly everything nearly perfectly!
Will my Jester Schizos w/ 110 brakes fit well on the S6?
Will my Jester Schizos w/ 110 brakes fit well on the S6?
By: Snokat Al
March 18, 2010
Yes, that's perfect!
By: Cory Guru
March 18, 2010
January 18, 2010
These skis are great in the pow, through the crud and for killing it on the hill. Definitely a great all around fatter ski, kills the downhill. love em
Which is the `standard` old school boot center on this ski? -2
Which is the `standard` old school boot center on this ski? -2 or 0? My old Scratch BC`s have only two possibilities, standard and modern, and I`m set at standard.Any suggestions would be appreciated.
February 5, 2010
Mike, the traditional old school mount on these skis is the furthest back line, -2. This is a very traditional, I only ski forward, lots of tip, not a lot tail mounting position. The 0 mount is slightly more modern, progressive mount point, and is going to be the closest mount point to the standard line on your scratch bc's. If you like the way your scratch bc's are setup, that is where you should mount these. It will provide a more balanced feel on the ski, and add some versatility to the ski, although primarily still mounted for skiing forward only, it will offer more even tip to tail ratio. The next mount up +3 is a really forward, progressive mount, and designed for someone who wants an even equal swing weight, because they like to spin, or ski switch, but still want to rip big lines. And the +4 mount, is for someone who is going to use this ski primarily as a backcountry jib ski. Someone who will be skiing switch a lot, and spinning all the time. It is the true center mount on the ski.
Based on what you're describing, it sounds like the 0 mount is going to be the one you'd feel most comfortable on.
By: Matthew Tabrys
February 10, 2010
All mountain weapon
September 30, 2009
Demoed this ski last year (186) and absolutely fell in love. Switch riding was a breeze with the insane amounts of stability from the 110 underfoot. But it skis so nimbly, that you don't realize it's size until you look down. Only thing these skis can't do well is moguls haha.
Hardpack - felt great carving at med/high speeds..stable, and very responsive and predictable flex pattern.
Crud - i'm used to riding freestyle skis, so this was a huge upgrade in stabillity, the extra length and stiffness underfoot made the ski bust through crud with ease, and the softness in the tip/tail made it so your knees didn't take much abuse no matter what the terrain.
Powder - the size/playfulness of this ski made it a blast in the pow, as well as being easily able to initiate turns and go turn to turn quickly, it was able to charge hard without losing responsiveness.
Park - They were a bit big for larger spins/switchups, but good for an EPesque riding style.. slow deliberate smooth spins. Things had tons of pop.. so much so that I flew over a few landings while getting used to it... not as easy on the knees. And again, very stable to ride switch, with tons of length/width to back you up however fast you want to go.
Bottom line - Amazing all mountain freestyle ski. Pretty much a giant park ski. Same general idea as the SFB or Lizzie, but a tad stiffer underfoot, and less sym. I believe.
Is the 2010 model significantly different from the '09? (Apart
Is the 2010 model significantly different from the '09? (Apart from the graphic, obviously)
By: Dan H
January 28, 2010
Dan, since this ski came out as the Rossignol Scratch Steeze a few seasons ago, it hasn't changed one bit. Good thing too. This ski kills it in all conditions. It has an awesome, poppy, playful, mid stiff flex, that makes skiing anywhere and everywhere fun and easy. Other than a different, new topsheet every season, it still the same ski.
By: Matthew Tabrys
January 28, 2010
Rossignol s6...high marks.
July 20, 2010
Snowbird/Alta 2009 season:
I ski the east usually so I rented the s7 first for some powder fun. Second day out got on the s6's and never looked back. Someone said it was like getting the cheat codes to a video game. This is not an overstatement.
You can take these boards in any type of snow (short of an iced race coarse) and feel like King Kong. Powder no problem. Junk snow no problem. If you know how to race, roll these suckers over and feel like your on a roller coaster ride. The most fun I've had since I was a little kid.
how does these perform on the hardpack, groomers? im 6 foot and
how does these perform on the hardpack, groomers? im 6 foot and weight 150 pounds. i need a ski that carves very well but yet floats in pow. before i usually skied a thinner ski on the foot but i want to go bigger. is this a good ski? any other good skis on the market... i ski 60% off piste and 40% on groomers, hardpack
By: bob josen
January 2, 2010
This is one of the better all mountain powder skis on the market. It doesn't turn like a skinny ski, but can hold an edge fine. It floats great in powder.
By: D. Joshua Christensen
January 5, 2010
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June 3, 2010
I like this ski for days that aren't super deep. It isn't as playful as the S7, but if you can't bring yourself to get on boards quite so weird, this floated fine in 5-8" of Utah powder both times I skied it this year. The tail is stiff enough to land some pretty big drops and will help you if you end up a bit it the back seat. The shortish turning radius also makes it easy to lay trenches in the groomers if that is your thing. I'd say this skied really well on groomers for being a fatter ski, and would be a good choice if you had to pick one ski to do it all out west.
I have a question about the rossignol scratch fs's. What
I have a question about the rossignol scratch fs's. What is a good binding for them how wide do the brakes need to be and are there any good sites or places to shop for inexpensive new or used bindings? I have Marker M1000s on them right now but last year a bad landing broke the back of of one of my bindings so i would rather replace and stick with the M1000 but am open to other bindings if needs be! Any help would be appreciated. By the way I live in utah and and a pretty aggresive skier (cliff, jumps, powder, steeper the better).
October 16, 2009
Check out Rossignol Freeski2 150 XL/XXL Ski Binding or Marker Jesters
By: Nick J.
October 22, 2009
great go anywhere ski
April 13, 2010
lots of fun.. these skis are very agile and make you feel comfortable in tight, technical areas
not big enough for me on deep days , those with say.. 8inches fresh or more
super light weight, felt like the lightest ski I have been on this year
January 5, 2010
I have the S6's in the 174 length set up for tele skiing. The skis are big enough to float in the deep with very minimal tip-dive. They're fun in crud and choppy stuff because you can turn quickly with the traditional twin-tip shape and camber. They're not the most nimble on groomers and bumps, but they ski surprisingly well. There is definetly a fair bit of sidecut. It's a very forgiving ski and has a mild flex. I've had problems with Rossi's delaminating in the past, but so far the S6's are holding. At 106 underfoot, they're not too much of a best to take touring if you've got free pivot bindings. They're a great ski on the down, so I don't mind dragging them up.
It's not on backcountry.com, but the dimensions are slightly different for the 174cm length. They are stamped on the ski as follows: 134/106/129.
D. Joshua Christensen
September 28, 2009
These skis are very versatile. They are fairly lightweight for their size. 110mm underfoot lets them rock on any terrain. I wish that they were a tad stiffer for really charging hard in crud though. For not being rockered they ski pow amazingly well. They are stable at moderate to high speeds. Turn well on hardpack. These are the exact same ski as the Rossignol Steeze and previous versions of the Rossignol S6. They are also the same as the Telemark Rossignol Ravyn.
- 174cm, 186cm
- 140 / 110 / 133mm
- Turn Radius:
- [186cm] 21.3m
- Angled sidewall, traditional sandwich
- Core Material:
- Tricore wood/composite
- Binding System:
- Binding Included:
- Recommended Binding:
- Rossi Freeski2 150 XL/XXL Ski Binding
- Recommended Use:
- Big mountain, powder, advanced to expert
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 Year