Rossignol Unique 8 (2014)

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Price: $850.00
Year: 2014
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 105
Tip/Tail/Waist: 125-75-105
Lengths: 142, 149, 156, 163

The Unique 8 is identical in construction to the Unique 10 and comes with the same 11-DIN Saphir 110 women's binding. But its waist is a shade wider at 75 mm - better, perhaps, for softer Western groomers, where the width gives it a little more flotation - and it comes in shorter sizes (maxium length: 163 cm). Rossignol's Unique line of frontside women's carving/cruising skis includes four models with groomer-ready waist widths in the 70-to-75-mm range. Tight sidecut radii make them eager carvers for women who know how to tip and pressure a ski. They're similar to the men's Pursuit line of hard-snow carvers, but in lighter, softer constructions suitable to women. Subtle tip rocker smooths out terrain shocks and hastens hook-up in new turns, while camber underfoot gives them strong edge grip and snappy rebound. All but the value-priced Unique are built on lightweight paulownia wood cores with a hollow channel for further weight savings. All are sold as systems (ie., with binding).