Rossignol Attraxion XII (2010)

Category: Women's Speed; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.31; Balance of skills: 2.96; Best for: Hard snow and dry skies; Not for: Flyweights; this ski demands aggression
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Rating: / 5
Price: $1150.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 124/70/112

Stability at speed: 4.21 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.99 / 5
Crud performance: 3.14 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.83 / 5

Rossi has resurrected some retro graphics (see the Classic 80 TI in men’s Speed), but its return to basics is more than topsheet deep. Take the XII, which replaces last year’s Mutix. With no bells, whistles or interchangeable arms, the XII is simply a good, solid ski, with a wood core and carbon layers that make it grip like it’s on rails. Some, however, felt they couldn’t get off the train: The ski  was comfortable only in fast GS turns. “It’s consistent,” said MacConnell, “but not very versatile.”


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