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Rippin’ Rider Review
Devon Tests Rossignol Skis and Bindings
a spunky five year old from Truckee, California is our Rippin’ Rider tester for
Rossignol skis and bindings (the Cobra Junior model). Devon gets out on the slopes
of Northstar-at-Tahoe and rips it up. Here’s what she and her mom have to say
Functionality of product:
The product does what it is supposed to do. But, the bindings are very stiff
and require adult assistance both in and out. (Ed. Note: we also heard this back
from another light weight tester whose daughter had to sit way back and push hard
to release. This was not a problem for heavier testers.) The brakes attach more
securely than most, which makes for easier carrying.
The glow-green bases are excellent for little ones in powder (ie: helping to find
the released ski). This has been very important more than once – a five year old
has little idea how to go about putting themselves back together as it is!
How is it made?:
The blue top coat is still looking great after at least 10 days of skiing, thrashing,
dropping, and dragging about – all the things that a 5 – year old does to their
Where we used the product:
We have skied primarily at Northstar. Devon is having fun there on the special
trails – Bobsled especially, but also Meander and the other Paw Park trail. She
has taken to the trees in a big way since the switch to the Rossignol shaped ski.
She definitely has more stability in the crud.
Cool Factor: The
glow-green bases are excellent for the little ones. They all seem to notice this
feature, and besides, they match her big brothers’!
Editor note: We caught
a glimpse of Devon skiing at a Kidznsnow Day at Soda Springs. She was rippin’
up the intermediate terrain and carving some nice wedge/parallel turns. She motored
on those Rossi’s.
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