FS: Rossignol Zenith Z9 OS - 172s
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dcmidnight
January 10, 2008
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
Bought this mint condition set at the Ski Chalet swap this year. Health and work reasons are dictating this ski season may be a total loss for me and certainly wont be up to the level I thought it would be.

I'll get you more info on the bindings and pop some pictures up tonight or tomorrow but wanted to see if there was any interest.

$300 takes em. Pickup would be in Kingstwone/Alexandria VA.
kwillg6
January 10, 2008
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
Great Ski! I pro formed them a year and a half ago and never regretted my purchase. They slice, they dice, they plow through mashed potato and sugar mound crud as good as any ski I've ever been on. Then you get a pow- pow day and... Good price too for the paying public. Mine are 162s.
SteveC
January 11, 2008
Member since 10/24/2005 🔗
145 posts
What size? I'm interested.
SteveC
January 11, 2008
Member since 10/24/2005 🔗
145 posts
Oops. Posted too quick. I see 172's. Let me talk to the boss.
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dcmidnight
January 11, 2008
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
Steve sorry I couldnt get pics up last night. I will try my best this afternoon.
dcmidnight
January 11, 2008
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
OK actually they are 176s. I cannot edit my original post for some reason...
SteveC
January 12, 2008
Member since 10/24/2005 🔗
145 posts
Darn. That's probably a bit long for me. I'm about 190 lbs. (little less before the holidays; little more after) and prefer moderate over high speeds so I'm thinking the zeniths in 170 would be the ones for me. I was demoing the K2 Raider last weekend in 167 and it felt about right.
skier219
January 12, 2008
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
SteveC, how tall are you, and what is your ability level? At 190lbs, you're getting into the longer range of skis if you're an advanced intermediate or better. 167cm seems short to me unless you're a low intermediate or less than 5'9" in height.
SteveC
January 12, 2008
Member since 10/24/2005 🔗
145 posts
I'm 5' 10". As far as ability level, well, I honestly don't know, somewhere in the intermediate range. I'm 41 and been doing this for 4 years now. I've taken about 4 lessons and feel comfortable on all of the non-bumped slopes at whitetail and liberty. I can make it down Exhibition (the bumped slope at Whitetail) but it is not pretty at all. I have trouble not slipping into the back seat.

For point of reference, I demoed the K2 Raiders (stiff) and Recons (stiffer) and did not like the Recons; too much ski for me. I had wanted to demo the z9's but they did not have them. I'm currently skiing some old demo Rossi Axiums in 170 but they are a little too soft; I seem to get bounced around alot.

Hard to make the call without a test run. I just don't have enough experience on different ski's of different lengths to judge.
JohnL
January 12, 2008
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,518 posts
 Quote:
For point of reference, I demoed the K2 Raiders (stiff) and Recons (stiffer) and did not like the Recons; too much ski for me.


What year Recons and what length? I've skied the Recons, and they are a very damp (soft), but heavy ski. Unless I'm spazzing out on the ski model, which ya never know.
SteveC
January 12, 2008
Member since 10/24/2005 🔗
145 posts
I'm afraid I'm not very fluent in ski-talk. I demoed this years model Recon in 167cm. I thought they were "heavy", and said so but the K2 rep. replied by saying they were "stiffer" (not heavier) than the Raiders 'cause they had a metal layer in them. I dunno. The Rossis (R11's in 155cm and z11's in ???cm) did seem lighter.
dcmidnight
January 14, 2008
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
OK I have pictures but don't have them hosted anywhere.

If anyone wants pics of the skis, please email me at dcmidnight at hotmail dot com. Thanks for the interest, I'll try to answer any other questions I can.
David
January 14, 2008
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
 Originally Posted By: dcmidnight
OK I have pictures but don't have them hosted anywhere.

If anyone wants pics of the skis, please email me at dcmidnight at hotmail dot com. Thanks for the interest, I'll try to answer any other questions I can.


If you want to send me the pics I can host them and put them up for you. My email address is in my profile. Let me know if you send them cuz I only check that email once or twice a month.
skier219
January 15, 2008
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
SteveC, for your height/wieght I think 167-172cm is probably fine, even up to 179cm if you were advanced.
dcmidnight
January 15, 2008
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
David,

I really appreciate your help, have emailed you the pics, please let me know if those are small enough to post here.

Thanks again.
David
January 15, 2008
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
I put the numbers on there for easier reference. Here they are:

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dcmidnight
January 21, 2008
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
Could one of the mods edit the title of this thread to say that they are 176s? Thanks!
dcmidnight
February 4, 2008
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
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