The Rossignol Smash 7 is a perfect ski for the adventurous beginner to intermediate skier looking to test their skills anywhere on the mountain. The 92mm waist width will give you ample support as cruise down a groomer that may have some crud or light moguls, cut through your first tree turn, or find that first stash of knee deep powder. The Smash 7 is made with the forgiving RossiTop Cap Construction that is designed perfectly for the beginner or mellow intermediate skier to have lots of control and responsiveness, without putting too much extra energy into the ski. A Centered Sidecut allows you to have easy steering, playfulness, and edge grip directly underneath your feet. The Smash 7 uses Powder Turn Rocker that has a high amount of rocker in the tip that will give you easy turn initiation, vibration absorption, and floatation. Camber underfoot will deliver a solid grip on the snow, and rocker in the tail will give you easy exits from your turns, and improved soft snow skiing ability. If you are a beginner to intermediate skier, and are looking for the perfect ski to allow you to explore more than just the groomers, the Rossignol Smash 7 is the ski for you.
Powder Turn Rocker
Forgiving RossiTop Cap Construction
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A: The Smash 7 is designed to take beginner to aspiring intermediate skiers to new terrain without being overly demanding or challenging to ski. If you are a more aggressive skier, with strong technique, this might not be the ski that you are looking for. I would suggest the new Rossignol Sky 7 HD.
Answered : Sep 14, 2016
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Age 70 but still ski blue cruisers. Have older pair of K2 Apache Raiders and have rented K2 AMP all mountain skis last 2 years which were good especially at end of day when crud and small moguls build up. Not aggressive skier mostly blue cruiser. Weigh 175 6' 1" tall. Price point is good. Is this as forgiving as a K2 similar ski? Any Salomon ( previous owner ) or K2 alternatives to recommend?
A: Based on your age and the terrain that you primarily ski, I do not think that this is the best option for you. In my experience the 92mm waist would feel a little sluggish on shorter edge to edge carves for you. If you were spending more time off the groomers this would be a good option.