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  • Blizzard Cochise or Rossignol S 7

    For resort, slackcountry side stashes on tele gear; probably NTN Freerides.
    Big bowls at Fernie
    Found these on sale
    S7 here

    http://www.backcountry.com/rossignol...lpine-ski?rr=t

    blizzard cochise, longest available is 177cm
    http://www.backcountry.com/blizzard-...-ONECOL-S170CM


    When I mentioned new skis; my wife said, " Oh just do what you want"

    What length and model do you recommend? Fire away!
    Last edited by chamonix; 6 November 2013, 03:54 PM.

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    Originally posted by chamonix View Post
    For resort, slackcountry side stashes on tele gear; probably NTN Freerides.
    Big bowls at Fernie
    Found these on sale
    S7 here

    http://www.backcountry.com/rossignol...lpine-ski?rr=t

    blizzard cochise, longest available is 177cm
    http://www.backcountry.com/blizzard-...-ONECOL-S170CM


    When I mentioned new skis; my wife said, " Oh just do what you want"

    What length and model do you recommend? Fire away!

    I haven't skied either, but the S7 can be had for about $100 less at Sierra Trading Post if you sign up for their e-mail deals. Danger Will Robinson!

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    • #3
      What year is that S7 ski at STP? I am on their mailing list, but keep deleting their incessant e-mails..
      Last edited by chamonix; 6 November 2013, 05:07 PM.

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      • #4
        Steep and Cheap right now for $400. Only one pair left, might pop up again....

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        • #5
          Thanks, I will watch for it.. STP has the S7 right now for $419 with my discount code..Not sure if this is the ski I want..
          Last edited by chamonix; 6 November 2013, 09:38 PM.

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          • #6
            I show them at $367.46 with my extra 30% off. I almost always get at least 30% additional off, plus this time there is a $20 e-card on top of that. I agree that they are incessant, but easy to delete and some great deals. Customer service has always been top notch as well.


            Go here and click the "get deal" button. http://www.retailmenot.com/view/sier....com?c=5198602
            Last edited by 3PinGrin; 6 November 2013, 09:44 PM.

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            • #7
              Really different skis.

              S7 is a soft pintail. It has conventional camber with tip and tail rocker. The tail is REALLY soft. It is a short radius ski and is very easy to maneuver in tight places. There is almost no ski better at slarving a turn to set up for a tighter line you might otherwise bail on if you come in too fast. It has a speed limit.

              Cochise is not a pintail and has a much more substantial tail to maintain speed and stability when you want it to at the end of a turn. It has flat camber with tip and tail rocker, which doesn't mean it is bad on firm snow. But flat camber can feel a little dead on firm snow depending on your preference. The Cochise is a looooooooong radius ski so will excel in more open terrain at higher speeds. A better comparison for the Cochise would be the Soul 7.

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              • #8
                Thanks Cesare for the info!
                Last edited by chamonix; 7 November 2013, 07:31 AM.

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                • #9
                  3PinGrin,
                  Thanks for that link. .
                  Last edited by chamonix; 7 November 2013, 06:49 AM.

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                  • #10
                    188 S7s for $329 here:

                    http://www.levelninesports.com/Rossignol-2013-S7-Skis

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chamonix View Post

                      When I mentioned new skis; my wife said, " Oh just do what you want"
                      Now that's true love!

                      BTW don't you have 185 Manhattens with Freedoms? Those prolly be redundant now in your quiver, want to sell em?
                      Dave

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                      • #12
                        No the 185 Manhattans are still my favorites for big terrain..Click image for larger version

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chamonix View Post
                          No the 185 Manhattans are still my favorites for big terrain..[ATTACH=CONFIG]943[/ATTACH].... Manhattans in Fernie
                          and they're purty...have you seen the new G3 graphic

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by chamonix View Post
                            185 Manhattans are still my favorites for big terrain
                            I agree with Ddog. I would think that the Cochise is fairly comparable to the Manhattan. When looking for skis in this width range (105+/-), both of these skis were on my short list. In reading reviews, they sounded like they skied pretty similarly - can anyone corroborate this? I ended up going with Liberty Helix, as they seemed to fit my skiing style better and what I was looking for. Having just bought new skis last year, I'm gonna need to wait a while before broaching the subject of new skis with my wife (1st world problems, I tell ya!).

                            cheers,
                            JT

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ddog View Post
                              and they're purty...have you seen the new G3 graphic
                              The New Manhattan 108 look boring, all white. I like the look of the District 100s though, which replace the Tonics.

                              My 185 Manhattans were a special custom run G3 did for the Backcountry.com store. At the end they were blowing them out for $250, when I bought my pair! So for that price, I could live with a funky colourClick image for larger version

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                              Backcountry have last years Manhattan on sale (?) here
                              http://www.backcountry.com/g3-manhat...aGF0dGFuIHNraQ
                              Last edited by chamonix; 7 November 2013, 05:44 PM.

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