Rossignol S7 Barras (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 2 (tie); Average score: 3.55; Balance of skills: 3.15; Best for: A relaxed, surfy approach in deep snow; Not for: Versatility in non-powder situations
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Category: Men's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 2 (tie); Average score: 3.55; Balance of skills: 3.15; Best for: A relaxed, surfy approach in deep snow; Not for: Versatility in non-powder situations
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Price: $950.00
Year: 2010
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 145/115/123
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Stability at speed: 3.48 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.20 / 5
Crud performance: 3.30 / 5
Forgiveness: 4.07 / 5

Interesting: The widest ski in the category ranks No. 1, by a lot, in forgiveness. Naturally it’s tops in flotation, too. But while the subtly rockered S7 may indeed be a cheater ski for those who need a little help in deep powder, that’s not what made it a tester favorite. Its sidecut, for one thing, gives it a quickness—especially at turn’s end—that belies its fatness, working in perfect concert with its slight rocker. “As much skateboard as ski. Super maneuverable and easy in deep snow,” said Preston.