Rossignol Zenith Sensor3 110 (2011)

The Zenith 110, which feels stiffer than the 110 flex rating, is a good choice for the skier with a higher-than-average-volume foot who’s looking for accurate performance. It’s roomy yet secure, with one of the best liners out there, perfectly shaped to fit its shell for responsive performance. The result is a sophisticated blend of quickness, power and all-day comfort.
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Price: $700.00
Year: 2011
Level: N/A
Gender: Male

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