Featured Sponsored 2020 Rossignol Black Ops 98 Review

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  1. SkiEssentials

    SkiEssentials Slashing Turns and Prices Pugski Sponsor

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    This week on Chairlift Chat we review the Black Ops 98! Rossignol doesn't release much info about this ski, so we had to do some extra digging. Who's skied it?
     
  2. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Industry Insider Instructor

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    Yup. If I were on the Rossi ticket, the BO 98 would be in the quiver. It's a better 'experience' . Smooth, quick, great crud ride.
     
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  3. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Any comparison to the Dynastar Slicer/Menace?
     
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    SkiEssentials Slashing Turns and Prices Pugski Sponsor

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    Similar feel for sure. The shape feels a little different, longer turn radius. A little more stout than the Slicer/Menace too, but those skis have a relatively similar, smooth feel.
     
  5. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    For your exams? ogsmile
    The weak spot with the Dynastar is sizing. Similar to Blizzard Rustler 9. Really should have a solid mid 180's size.
     


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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    The Blacl Ops 98 was a darling onf our testers too.
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    It is the sweet surprise ski for me and many of our testers.
    @FairToMiddlin @Ron and @Stephen all mentioned it as a sleeper ski after they got not it.
     
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  8. Ron

    Ron AKA Captain Voltaren Pugski Ski Tester

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    it is one of my three "I could own" awarded skis for 2019 SIA. in fact, I plan to own a pair.
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Oddly, the Pugski test team all liked the Black OPs but weren't digging the Menace.
     
  10. Marker

    Marker XLTL Skier

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    But isn't it really designed to be a more "soulful" even "super" "experience"?ogwink

    A cage match with the comparative Fischer Ranger sounds warranted, but I'm not sure if it should be the Ti or FR version.

    Mine is the older 115 XTi, which matches better with the BO 118.
     
  11. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    Over the years Rossi has produced some market dominate skis, is the BO 98 going to be one of those in that width category?
     
  12. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Doubtful. It's a twin tip. So, maybe in the fat twin tip category. Too fat for park really.
     
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    Ron AKA Captain Voltaren Pugski Ski Tester

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    most fun ski I have ever skied and it still railed in piled up skied out snow. its def not a twin.
     
  14. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    You're dumping the Stocklis?
     
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    Ron AKA Captain Voltaren Pugski Ski Tester

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    I sold the 95's last season. the stockils are awesome but fun isn't an adjective I would use. the BO 98 is just a kick in the head. (in a good way )
     
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    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    The next part scheduled for replacement in the rebuilding process? :duck: :D
     
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    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Industry Insider Instructor

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    It's more ski. Probably a bit heavier as well.
     
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    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Industry Insider Instructor

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    No.
     
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    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Industry Insider Instructor

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    This ski is heads and tails stronger than the 7's
     
  20. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    What type of mount are people on this in terms of forward etc. most reviews have it pretty forward, more center oriented.
     

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