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Rossignol Sickle Ski - 2011 BCS
A Pacific storm took a big ole dump on the mountain last night, so you don't even think about the park when you and your Rossignol Sickle Ski slide onto first chair. You just wanna crush switch pow landings and pillow lines all day long. The jet stream is back on track, and you treat every powdery drop, step-up, and cat track as your next chance to add an unnatural spin to natural terrain. Thick curvy where it counts like your favorite ex-lady friend, the Sickle gives you the ability to slather on a buttery sweet and savory layer of style that boosts your pow days from epic to orgasmic.
- The Spin Turn Rocker means this plank is fully rockered like a banana for ultimate float, switch stompability, and amazing pop, even in the park the next day
- Mini Cap construction features 30-degree sidewalls to reduce weight and sturdy laminates that are incredibly durable for your 100-day-plus season
- A wood core flexes playfully but rebounds, remains stable for speed, and doesn't break down over time
- Extended sidecut along the rockered tip and tail means you get enhanced contact with the snow and better control when you lay into your ludicrously fast powder turns or runs through the pipe
- Jib Absorption System is a rubber layer between the edge and sidewall as well as in the tip and tail, and it reduces shock and stress during doodoo-inducing drops and hard park landings
- The rounded Jib Tip aids transitions in the park or pipe and gives you easy switch-skiing performance
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5'7'' 140lb eastern expert. Plan to setup with dynafits for backcountry bliss. 186 or 74's? First swim with rocker. Been riding the 170-174 range. Thinking 86's. Any suggestions?
September 27, 2012
Thanks for the question. Sizing for that sort of set up is going to depend on how much wide open space your BC routes will give you. If your BC routes will primarily be pretty to very wide open, go with the 186. If not, then 174 for optimal maneuverability when things get really tight.
By: Wally Phillips
September 27, 2012
April 26, 2012
I love them, they are great in deep snow, and feel surfier than wider boards I've used. As far as hardpack goes, they like to go very fast, and hold a wicked edge for such a wide ski. It hadn't snowed in a week and i was boosting 20+ feet off rocks and cat tracks onto icy morning groomers, they stomp. I've skied them in almost all conditions except for true blower and bulletproof ice. Don't imagine they'd do that well on hard ice, but better than most powder skis. The rocker is very subtle and will force you to ski on edge unless you enjoy tip flapping. When the edges are engaged, the sidecut arcs turns like butter. In a turn, there is more running legnth (active edge) than the S7's that are cambered underfoot. They are playful when asked to be, and solid when skied hard. They're a great tele ski, and surprisingly nimble in bumps. They ski like a snake, slithery.
Two drawbacks of this ski:
1. They get weird in super sticky, hot, wet snow
2. The topsheets look a little too worn for only having been skied for three weeks.