Rossi now builds predrilled, pretopped interfaces into many of its skis. These accept only Rossignol bindings, but there are still decisions to make. The metal Power Propulsion System plate (PPS) floats to allow optimal flex and steering. The X-Pulsion is a two-piece plastic plate, mounted at its extremities in a way that floats as well. Both accept only Axial bindings. Meanwhile, the plastic Twin Deck plate, which accepts any Rossi binding, is split longitudinally, or down the middle. Its separate halves blend the complex torsional qualities of modern carving skis, allowing them to twist as needed, smoothing the ride.
Axium 110 X Plate S
AC, PLAYER, AMC
This setup is lightweight, yet has a sophisticated toe and a suspension material that yields a silky ride. The plate itself adds a healthy amount of leverage.
Power 140 T Plate
PLAYER, AMC, AME, FR
The centimeter of lift on T-plate bindings feels ideal. Vibrations, while not eliminated altogether, are greatly reduced, making the ski all but invincible in inconsistent snow. Recommended.
Power 140 with X-Pulsion Plate
AME, FR, RACER
The X-Pulsion, which matches the top of Rossi's RPM skis, adds lift and mass and feels like a race plate. It dampens andempowers the ski, turning it into a real bully in junky snow.It eagerly charges through anything. Highly recommended.