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Rossignol Black Ops 98?

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So I may have reached a slightly enhanced stage of refreshment on Monday evening, I then got an email saying that these had gone on sale. Que waking up to an email confirming my purchase of a pair of skis that I know next to nothing about. Does anyone know much about them apart from the very sparce blurb on a couple of websites please? Puzzled
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http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/rossignol-blackops
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@under a new name, thanks but those the wider ones which were released last season.
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Ah. All I could find.
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@under a new name, yeah, not a lot, all very mysterious, which is great for advertising but rubbish for drunken muppets!
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There are some reviews mostly respouting Rossi marketing puff
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Guess I’ll have to wait till my first trip in December!
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I know this is shallow but I think I'd finds the name too embarrassing to be seen sliding on Embarassed
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Unlike Scotts "The Ski"? Very Happy
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wills_h wrote:
So I may have reached a slightly enhanced stage of refreshment on Monday evening, I then got an email saying that these had gone on sale. Que waking up to an email confirming my purchase of a pair of skis that I know next to nothing about. Does anyone know much about them apart from the very sparce blurb on a couple of websites please? Puzzled


I think I got the same email and my interest faded at "backcountry freestyle twin tip". Good Luck , come back and give us the first impartial review!!
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They look pretty hidden in my car from the other half so she doesn't get annoyed at me "wasting money" when we have a baby on the way! She's not a skier and doesn't understand N+1!
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Unlike Scotts "The Ski"?

yeah that's a bit rubbish but it doesn't have the pseudo special forces cringe
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How about Line's Magnum Opus?
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god yes - that's pretentious

still I just find appropriating special forces/military associations by civilians particularly icky
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@jedster, and “the Ski” does have 1970s significance.

My personal fave was the K2 E.I.S. (Extreme Ice Ski) - always wanted to try them!
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wills_h wrote:
They look pretty hidden in my car from the other half so she doesn't get annoyed at me "wasting money" when we have a baby on the way! She's not a skier and doesn't understand N+1!


Aaaaah .... that might pose some problems - they will probably take it back...
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jedster wrote:
god yes - that's pretentious

still I just find appropriating special forces/military associations by civilians particularly icky



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Surely Black Ops is just a generic term for any secret squirrel stuff these days like an operating unit of Google working on a new app.
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Surely Black Ops is just a generic term for any secret squirrel stuff these days like an operating unit of Google working on a new app.


I tend to think the term for that is skunk works. Black ops does have a military connotation to me.
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@Dave of the Marmottes, I’m with @olderscot on that.
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But I don’t think “skunkworks” wuold get past the marketing-puffer-in-chief.
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Yep - I think it's rather intended to convey the limited edition non garishly branded nature of the skis rather than represent that they were designed by wandering into the Salomon factory wearing an employee badge, assassinating the design director with a doctored ski pole and nicking his blueprints.

Skunkworks would work as a name for some more boutiquey brands but not Rossi e.g. I could totslly imagine an ON3P Skunkworks ski ideally with Skunkicorn graphics.
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How about Line's Magnum Opus?


What's wrong with that name? Toofy Grin
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