Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 2.80 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.60 / 5
Crud performance: 3.00 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.30 / 5
Pro Out of the same mold as the Z9 comes the versatile Attraxion V (V as in 5), but Rossi substitutes lighter-weight materials and goes to great lengths to customize its performance for women. The binding interface is the key: Not only is it located farther forward, it incorporates a higher degree of ramp angle. The binding itself also features added lift under the heel, and the result is easier access to the forebody of a ski shaped to carve effortlessly. Testers loved it in short- and medium-radius turns, where it engages automatically and finishes with a strong flourish. "It’s fun and easy, and it loves to carve," said MacConnell. "A relaxed, smooth skier will enjoy the instant confidence it inspires." Con Said confidence can decrease as speed increases.