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These skis are an absolute BLAST! We love manufacturers putting more emphasis into carving skis, and not just from a traditional race perspective. These Forza skis are designed to be snappy, responsive, entertaining, and above all, FUN! They angles they achieve and resulting energy creates such a profoundly rewarding skiing experience. Definitely one to have on your list of skis to try.​
 

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I wish they gave it a more all terrain tip. Like Salomon had.
 

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Drool! Let me be the first to request a cage match between the Forza 70 and the Blossom AM77!
 

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Yeah, a 135mm tip? With the sidecut that goes way up there into the curve. Blech.
What does Head have? Haven’t they put their bloated Hammerhead tip on a diet?
They certainly seem to ski better on the Forza 70 than the 60.

But what is it with this “carving ski” nonsense? How about making a really good carver that’s not so limited to groomers? That’s what “skis” used to be.
I just don’t get it. Too specialized.

I’m going to take two Boas and lie down!
 

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Yeah if bumps are important for your FSR the tips don’t pass the eye test , but that 60 does…..for me.
 

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This one seems similar to the Hero Elite Plus except for the tip
Forza 136/78/112
Hero Elite Plus 130/78/110
 

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I don't really think the tips will be a problem in bumps. If Rossignol wants to give me a pair, happy to prove it!
 

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But what is it with this “carving ski” nonsense? How about making a really good carver that’s not so limited to groomers? That’s what “skis” used to be.
I just don’t get it. Too specialized.
You mean like the Stockli Laser AX :)
 

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I’m a Rossi Man Doug, I wouldn’t be caught dead on a Blossom , morning or afternoon.
I was just offering up the dimensions in comparison to the other skis. This 70-80mm segment is oh so sweet. The Forzas look to be a great contribution to the group.
 

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Oh I know thanks for that D !!
It’s most likely going to be the 60 , was going to be the 78 Hero MT but softer is always a little better for me.
Because of where I ski versatility trumps edge hold for me .
Edge hold is important but not the end all for VK9.
 

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Are they the equivalent of Head SuperShape series in terms of product line?
 

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You mean like the Stockli Laser AX :)
More like the WrtPro, but also with an all terrain tip, little tail mod perhaps. AX is too family trucksterish in this category.

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interesting construction

Bottom titanal sheet has a flattened v shaped stamping length wise.
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Meanwhile, in Italy, a launch. Pretty weird.

 
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Weird ??
I don’t know, are you a Rossi Hater ?? ( not that there’s anything wrong with that )
I thought that everything about that Italian video was really cool.
Pretty girls , fast cars fast drivers , cool skis , alcohol , food .
Whos side are you on James ??
On a side note I hope that 84 wasn’t a nod to the evil Jeffery Hierlings.
 

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The launch was all smoke and mirrors and seemingly very little to do with skiing or skis.
This has become the standard these days. Throw a party so the reps have a good time and then shove some new product at them to sell. :doh:

How about a 'demo day' with tech sessions scattered in between? Too technical? To product oriented?
Not just picking on Rossi, many industries have taken this route. With the amount of money spent to bring that together they could have dropped their new ski prices $30 a pair and given the consumer something they actually want.
 

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Weird ??
I don’t know, are you a Rossi Hater ?? ( not that there’s anything wrong with that )
I thought that everything about that Italian video was really cool.
Pretty girls , fast cars fast drivers , cool skis , alcohol , food .
Whos side are you on James ??
On a side note I hope that 84 wasn’t a nod to the evil Jeffery Hierlings.
Got your bindings.
No one does weird like the French.
It’s actually a well made commercial, guy is a good skier on straight or reissue 4S

 

Bill Talbot

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Got your bindings.
No one does weird like the French.
It’s actually a well made commercial, guy is a good skier on straight or reissue 4S


THAT is just awful... I wish I could UN-see that.
The Pivots on the other hand are great!
 

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