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Rossignol BC 70 Positrack Backcountry Skis


    Rossignol BC 70 Positrack Backcountry Skis

    The Rossignol BC 70 Positrack skis offer control and maneuverability and work great when you spend most of your time off trail and only a small bit on trail. See details

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    The Rossignol BC 70 Positrack skis offer control and maneuverability and work great when you spend most of your time off trail and only a small bit on trail.

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    The Rossignol BC 70 Positrack skis offer control and maneuverability and work great when you spend most of your time off trail and only a small bit on trail.

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    The Rossignol BC 70 Positrack skis offer control and maneuverability and work great when you spend most of your time off trail and only a small bit on trail.

    • Wood cores with air channels create skier-friendly flex and keep the skis light and maneuverable
    • Full-length steel edges cut into the slope for excellent stability
    • AR Positrack waxless bases provide good grip in most snow conditions
    • The Rossignol BC 70 Positrack backcountry skis pair well with NNN BC bindings (sold separately)

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    Rossignol BC 70 Positrack Backcountry Skis Specs
    169 CM179 CM189 CM
    Best use
    Backcountry skiingBackcountry skiingBackcountry skiing
    XC Ungroomed trailsXC Ungroomed trailsXC Ungroomed trails
    70/60/65 millimeters70/60/65 millimeters70/60/65 millimeters
    169 centimeters179 centimeters189 centimeters
    XC Double camberXC Double camberXC Double camber
    100 - 145 pounds145 - 180 pounds180+ pounds
    (179cm) 1,880 grams(179cm) 1,880 grams(179cm) 1,880 grams
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    Rossignol BC 70 Positrack Backcountry Skis

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    Rossignol BC 70 Positrack Backcountry Skis is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome and versatile ski I have been out on this ski 3 or 4 times now. I think it is great at being fair to good at just about everything. It still fits in tracks but the metal edges help you dig edges off track. It is wide enough to have good float in powder, short enough to be manuverable. It is the perfect ski to have if you want to be able to do anything with just one ski. It is capable of anything. The previous reviewer was right that the ski is not excellent at anything. i would argue that it is excellent at being fair at everything. If you can't afford to have many skis for different conditions and want one ski that does it all, this is it.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased I've used these skis a couple of times in typical NW conditions that do not include powdery snow. I'm please with my ability to manuver on these skis, I can quickly turn, cutting an edge, they seem to do well climbing. They certainly seem to be perform as well as or better then my old Karhu Lookout skis and they are much lighter.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transitioning from downhill to XC Expert downhill skier with arthritic knees trying to transition to XC...was talked into these skis by the store personnel as the are slightly wider than the other classic ski I was looking at but still fit in the track and have metal edges so I can use off trail if desired. So glad I got these! Glide well, hold on the uphill and the edges give me a more secure feeling. I got the Salomon binding system installed (2 pins) and like that better than the older single pin, too. More power with kicking, more secure feeling. Have not done much turning with these skis yet so can't comment on that but am sure they will be fine. Great ski for transitioning into XC!
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent within limitations Within certain constraints these are decent skis at a decent price. I paired them with NNN-BC bindings which seems to be a pretty good match. As other reviewers have noted they don't climb exceedingly well. My 25-year old Rossignol cross-country skis climb better than these. I was considering taking a Dremel to the fishscale pattern but that'd be a lot of work. Instead I purchased a set of cheap skins. These will work well on flat to gently rolling terrain. As a rough guide in the backwoods of Colorado they are fine on snow covered paved roads....however, snow covered dirt roads get a little too steep (hence the skins). Without skins you're gonna be doing a lot of herringbone and even that's not great with these. If they made the fishscale a little more aggressive these would be really decent skis for easy backcountry (at the expense of glide). If your goal is true backcountry off of the roads then look to something a little more heavy duty using skins. On the other hand if you're mostly skiing roads or very easy trails these would be a good choice and if you wish to extend their capability purchase a cheap set of climbing skins. As far as turning is concerned to make decent turns you need a little more sidecut...these are okay and if you have really solid cross-country technique you'll be okay. Again, for snow covered paved roads they'll be fine but for narrower, steeper trails you need really good technique. Bottom line is I'd would recommend these to a friend but only within their limitations (friend AND skis).
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I'm not sure if I want to keep them I've tried them on almost flat terain with 6-10 inches of fresh powder.They glide pretty well but have very poor grip. Had trouble to climb over little bumps.
    Date published: 2014-03-28

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