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15.4
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Rossignol Pursuit 600 basalt reviews 2017

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Best performance!

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

In this category, we're looking for skis that will help riders make progress from their early steps (snowplough and skid turns) to more technical rides. The skis therefore need to be very accessible, with easy rotation, reassuring and consistent in skid turns, and requiring little physical engagement. They should also be able to retain their grip and stability at a faster pace, end ensure the transition to carving or even carved turns.

The Pursuit 600 Basalt unfortunately does not have what it takes to fulfill the first part of the contract. A very (too) good performer and relatively stiff for this category, it's not accessible enough for less technically skilled riders. In particular, the ski is a bit wobbly in skid turns at high speed.

Judged by the reviewers as an "excellent ski", designed for performance, and with remarkable punch and grip, it requires good technical skills and some carving experience.

Although the Pursuit 600 Basalt is not really adapted to the "Intermediate cruisers" category, we recommend it for intermediary to very good riders who're already well at ease at carving.


Review: Pros

  • Good overall performance
  • Ski with character, good grip for this category
  • Happy and stable when carving
  • Global versatility
  • Excellent turn performance

Review: Cons

  • Tends to float in skid/slide turns at high speed
  • Requires a certain degree of technical prowess, especially for carving

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.4
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
18.2
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.4
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.4
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
14.4
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
16.4

Who's it for?

Intermediate+ → Very good+

Manufacturer's remarks

The PURSUIT 600 BASALT FLUIDX is power combined with comfort for a piste-oriented ski with fiendish precision. Yet another race-oriented idea from Rossignol that offers all riders real benefits. The Basalt fibre (validated since 2010 and the victory of the Swiss Didier Defago during the Olympic descent at the Vancouver Games) tones down the ski's behaviour without losing the quality of pressure transmission. Comfort and precision, both on piste and in all types of snow, with the unparalleled turn control of the new "Prop Tech" technology. Rossignol's PURSUIT 600 BASALT FLUIDX is an intuitive ski, for limitless pleasure both on and around the piste: an awesome tool!
The FLUIDX bindings system provides easy adjustment and maximum precision.

Features of the Pursuit 600 basalt

Brand : Rossignol
Model : Pursuit 600 basalt
Year : 2017
Family : Intermediate
Size tested : 170 cm
Tip size : 127 mm
Waist size : 73 mm
Tail size : 109 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2016