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Rossignol 2012 S3 Twin Tip Powder Skis

Sale: $455.00
Retail: $700.00

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Rossignol's S3 is a narrower version of the S7, which is another way of saying that these are really awesome skis. The S3s are 98mm, so they can still be called powder skis, and have the same rocker profile as the S7s, which means that they will float like a feather (on soft snow) and sting like a bee (on hardpack). This is an ideal ski as a "one ski quiver" (worst skiing cliche in the industry, but its apt and so we use it), strong in bounds, out of bounds, light enough to through AT bindings on for a touring setup, you could do anything with this ski at a high level except for the really deep, super-gnar, for which you would want the S7 or Super 7.
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Discounted Ski Bindings: Lowest price and now discounted bindings for these skis. Click the dropdown above but we have some awesome older binding models for 2012 skis only for a limited time. We aren't kidding.. check the first few binding options and don't dawdle supplies are limited.

Ideal Target Skier: Weekend Warrior/Charger: These skiers were once upon a time ski bums, or very proficient skiers in college, then landed an internship that led to a 70 hour work week and a spouse and 2.5 kids. They are still great skiers, and ski hard every chance they get on steeps, moguls, powder... whatever they can get their hands on.

Sandwich ConstructionSandwich Construction (SW): SW means that the sides of the skis are a vertical wall rather the rounded Cap construction found on most skis. Since none of the skis material needs to be exerting force maintaining shape at the edges, SW skis are stiffer than their Cap counterparts. Most people find SW skis to be damper, that is more glued to the snow, superior at high speed GS turns and top notch at busting through crud or choppy snow.


Wood Core: The standard core which has throughout time provided the best performance and durability. Each model may have it's own density level to help define flex and maximum speed but every wood core ski will be solid.


WRS Complex Core: WRS stands for 'Weight Reduction System' and basically it means that, while the core material is wood, there are some scientific fiberglass fibers concentrated under the boot area for improved stiffness in that area without making the skis heavier.

Centered Sidecut: Rossignol Skis with Centered Sidecut technology have a miniature sidecut (arc, parabola) directly under the foot of the skier. Even on big powder skis with no real sidecut to speak of, the exaggerated deep radius underfoot gives strong edge grip and easy steering on groomed runs. S7s are the best skis ever.

Powder Turn: Rossi's Powder Turn technology is basically a quicker way to say that the tips and tails of these skis are tremendously rockered. Extremely early rise tips and tails will make powder skiing easy, and make the ski behave like a much shorter ski should you find yourself on groomed runs.

Twin tip skis: are where its at these days. Their versatility allows you to ski powder in the morning, bumps at midday, and session the park in the afternoon. The turned up tail is also optimal for skiing backwards (switch), but for most people, it just looks cool.

Spoontip Technology: Rossi says 'The rockered tip is in the shape of a spoon for maximum floatation.' We fully agree, but we prefer the other accepted spelling of 'flotation.'

3 Choice Mount Position : The three choices are as follows. Park Mount is where the bindings are closer to dead center on the ski and is best for freeride skiers who want to ski switch a lot of the time. Manufacturer's mount is where the makers of the ski recommend you mount the bindings (usually between park and powder mount). Finally Powder mount is the furthest back on the ski which allows for more tip length and float in powder. If you wish to get more technical on where we mount your skis, please contact customer service.