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Gear of the Week: Rossignol S86 Freeride

Rossignol had a great test this year, and here’s the poster child of the Rooster’s fully fledged return to relevance.

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Rossignol had a great test this year, and here’s the poster child of the Rooster’s fully fledged return to relevance. The S86 is an accomplished generalist. Sidecut and traditional camber underfoot combined with a wood-core, metal-reinforced construction make it surefooted on hard snow. But rocker and reverse camber tip-and-tail make it fun and easy in powder, crud, even bumps. It pivots, skids, smears, carves—whatever is asked of it—making it a great choice for anything but the deepest powder or hardest ice. “Hungry for fun in all conditions, especially crud and bumps,” said Scholey.

Category Ranking: Men’s Mixed Snow: 1

Average Score: 84.6

Dimensions: 130-86.5-116 mm

Sidecut Radius: 17.6 mm at 186 cm

MSRP: $800 without bindings