SKIS for Sale: Rossignol S86 Freeride Skis (178 cm) $550
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Oops, I bought these skis too long for my height! They are mounted with the Rossignol Freeski 120 bindings for a size 10 boot (320 mm). The heel has about 25 mm of adjustability, so they should fit boots between 315 and 340.
I scraped the base of one ski in 3 places and have had them freshly p-tex’d and tuned (see pic). I’ve got 3 ski days on them and they are in excellent condition. No crossed-ski scratches on the tops and the bottoms are tuned, textured and waxed.
These are Ski Magazine’s Gold Medal Winner for men’s mixed-snow: “The S86 is an accomplished generalist. Sidecut and traditional camber underfoot combined with a wood-core, metal-reinforced construction make it surefooted on hard snow. But rocker and reverse camber tip-and-tail make it fun and easy in powder, crud, even bumps. It pivots, skids, smears, carves—whatever is asked of it—making it a great choice for anything but the deepest powder or hardest ice. “Hungry for fun in all conditions, especially crud and bumps,” said Scholey.”
Category Ranking: Men's Mixed Snow: 1
Dimensions: 130-86.5-116 mm
Sidecut Radius: 17.6 m
MSRP: $800 without bindings
Just to say my husband just got these in 170 and loves LOVES loves them. More than me I fear... They are awesome all mountain skis. He skied them in Alta and now at Platte and they rock the conditions. Except the few rocks they met recently...
No, the skis are no longer for sale. I changed my technique just a bit and gave them a second chance. I now use them for almost everything and LOVE them!
A little OT for the gear forum... but this sounds a little like me. Do the research, make a choice. Ski it a few days and then decide I screwed up. Then start dealing with it, because I spent some serious cash. I probably wouldn't be proactive enough to sell them.
Then after a few more ski days...
"Hey! These things aren't so bad!"
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp