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Rossignol RPM 17 Alpine Ski All Mountain Review

Rossignol RPM 17 Alpine Ski


Description
True to its name, the Rossignol RPM-17 is a race ski that blends power, performance, and precision. This new ski is a fuel-injected cousin of the Bandit X, debuting the X-Pulsion plate which greatly enhances stability throughout the ski and provides for razor-sharp edge control. The plate is specifically made to fit the Rossignol Power 120 binding lending to the accuracy of the system''''s overall design. The result: a fun, fast ski that responds quickly to the whims of your weight shift. Rossignol products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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Review Date
October 29, 2010

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: mark mcatee ,  Skier

Summary:
I've had this ski for five years I went from the bandit xx to this great ski Very stable a high speeds The faster it goes the lest effort it takes to do what you want it to do Most stable ski I've ever skied with and I've skied over forty years Mark


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Review Date
February 18, 2010

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: gotpigeon ,  Skier

Summary:
Just skied my first day on Rossinol RPM Expulsion 17. I have not skied on to many shaped skies, I tried some while heli sking in canada. That was in waist deep and I have no idea what they were. So this was my first real day off 205 Dynimics.
I strugled for the first few runs on soft packed snow. I was actually getting my ass kicked. After that I decided I would let them run and man, what a blast. These things are rocket ships and way stable. I cannot wait to get back on them and try it again. It is a new way to ski for me, as I have always been a more turns for your buck skier. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
What a blast.


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Review Date
January 1, 2009

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: CCcanSki ,  Skier

Summary:
I go a pair of these off ebay for under £10. The idea being that i leave them at my folks in france and just abuse them. I have just spent the last 3 days on them and can not believe the control they give. I have paid good money to rent ski's that dont come close to these. The bindings have a degree of flex that really help you load up in the turns. I ski pretty hard and not exactly textbook but these ski's have forgiven me time after time. They do not like moguls! But neither do i.... I tried a run yesterday and my legs have almost stopped throbbing, was something i wont be doing too often.

Anyway, awesome ski, looks average but gives top performance. So for under £10, what more can I say!


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Review Date
January 12, 2004

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 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: MTZag ,  Skier

Summary:
Wow! This ski's fun factor is off the charts! Tried it for the first time at Snowbowl in Missoula, MT on 1/10/04. Felt a little squirrely at first since I'm new to the shaped ski scene but once I got forward and aggressive, they performed like rockets. Although it prefers medium radius, high speed turns, short turns were not a problem. Floated on top of old powder in the trees. The only situation they didn't like was big moguls--but that's not what I bought 'em for anyway. If you're thinking of buying the Rossignol Bandit, consider this ski. It's advertised as the "Bandit on Steroids" and I would not argue that. The graphics are a little bit ugly and maybe that's why they didn't sell. I don't care what a ski looks like, just how it performs.

Similar Products Used:
Salomon X Scream--did not like this ski.
K2 Merlin--didn't like this one either.


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Review Date
July 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Less than 1 month

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Reviewed by: Leo Veniaminov ,  Advanced , from New Zealand

Summary:
Great skis. Tried it on hard (I mean it)packed snow, softer packed. The skis just grip to the snow, no matter what. If you feel the ski and do things right you almost feel like being railroaded. Tried the RPM in tight turns at slower speeds, at higher speeds in longer turns. It always felt like 100% control, particularly in longer turns.One of the best skis I have ever tied.


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