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Rossignol - Black Ops 118 Ski - Men's

Rossignol Black Ops 118 Ski - Men's

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$384.98 $699.95

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Tech Specs

Length:
176cm, 186cm
Dimensions:
146 / 118 / 141mm
Turn Radius:
[176cm] 22m, [186cm] 25m
Profile:
rocker / camber / rocker
Construction:
sandwich
Core:
wood
Tail:
full twin
Claimed Weight:
[pair] (176cm) 4lb 13oz, (186cm) 5lb 2oz
Recommended Use:
all-mountain skiing, freeride/powder skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Black Ops 118 Ski

Prepare yourself for your next deep snow mission by clicking into the Rossignol Black Ops 118 Ski. These powder specific skis boast a 118mm waist that can handle even the deepest days and situates them as Rossignol's widest freestyle oriented powder ski. The top secret turn radius (believed to be medium length) is centered on the ski giving the Black Ops incredible pivoting control and freestyle prowess for big tricks and switch landings in deep snow. When you find yourself riding them forward, the rocker-camber-rocker profile will keep you floating over deep snow, turning on a dime, and even providing excellent edge hold on firm snow thanks to a surprising 5mm of camber. All of these attributes are wrapped up with a beefy construction centered around a full wood core that creates one of the heavier skis on the market. This added weight may limit your touring options but will give you peace of mind while you are going 100mph through chopped up snow.

  • Big mountain jib skis for riders who express themselves in deep snow
  • 118mm waist floats over pow and creates a stable landing platform
  • Rocker in the tip and tail helps you pivot on a dime, float in pow
  • 5mm of camber underfoot holds an edge on firm, boosts resort control
  • Centered turn radius creates a jib friendly upright feel
  • Full wood core and beefy lay up creates a stable platform at speed

What the JJ should have been

    If you are looking for a ski that is great in soft snow, look no further. As the title states, this is what the Armada JJ should have been from inception. I love the profile of both the JJ and Black Ops as they allow you to turn on a dime in soft snow. This makes the ski feel playful. However, the JJ loses its appeal in anything but pristine powder. The Black Ops is substantially heavier which allows it to knock through crud instead of getting knocked around by crud. While the ski may feel a bit dead on corduroy, it is a compromise I am more than willing to make. I didn't buy this ski for corduroy and it has plenty of life in soft snow. Overall, this is currently my favorite soft snow ski. Do not be put off by the weight - it is a benefit in my eyes.

    I also had a chance to ski the narrower Black Ops. That ski is nice but I felt it was a bit dead as well - likely on par with its bigger brother. However, I give the Black Ops 118 a pass as it has plenty of life in soft snow.

    Recommended Sizing Guide

    Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.

    Men's / Unisex Alpine Skis
     Big-Mountain FreerideBackcountry JibAll-MountainPark & PipeAll-Mountain Carve
    Pro 180 - 200cm 180 - 190cm 180 - 190cm 175 - 185cm 175 - 185cm
    Expert 170 - 180cm 175 - 185cm 170 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 170 - 185cm
    Intermediate 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 175cm
    Entry Level N/A N/A 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm

    SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS

    Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.

    Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.

    Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.

    Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.

    SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS

    Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.

    Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.

    All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.

    Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.

    All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.