Rossignol Avenger 82 Basalt_TPX/Axium 120 (2012) - Ski Mag

Rossignol Avenger 82 Basalt_TPX/Axium 120 (2012)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $900.00
Year: 2012
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 82
Tip/Tail/Waist: 128-82-112
Lengths: 162

The Avenger series returns as Rossignol's frontside line. Features include full camber for energy and response on groomers and Rossi's All-Mountain Tip, which places the widest part of the ski beyond the snow contact point, for improved turn initiation and extra float off-piste. The 82 Basalt trades some metal laminate for basalt to lighten the load while maintaining a smooth damp ride. It's not quite as powerful as the Avenger 82 TI but more forgiving. It's intended for an upper intermediate or advanced frontside skier that wants a slightly less aggressive ski. Sold as a system ski with the Axial120 binding.


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Rossignol Avenger 82 TI (2010)

Category: Men's Cruiser; Category ranking: No. 3 (tie); Average score: 3.31; Balance of skills: 3.37; Best for: All-terrain versatility, emphasis on groomers; Not for: Highly technical short-turn carving

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Rossignol Avenger 82 Carbon (2010)

Category: Men's Intermediate; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.14; Balance of skills: 3.09; Best for: Everyday versatility; an intro to powder; Not for: Learning to trust edges on hard snow

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Rossignol Avenger 82 Ti (2011)

In a category of race-bred Type A carvers, the Avenger isn’t afraid to let its fun, playful side show, and testers universally loved it for that. Talk about balance of skills: The Avenger earned the top mark in only one criterion, but was so strong across the board that it earned the No. 1 ranking overall. That one criterion? Forgiveness. Sure, it’s a race-ready, wood-core construction with two sheets of metal and stout sidewalls, but it never forgets that skiing is supposed to be enjoyable. “Easy, smooth, creamy feel,” said Preston. “An all-around winner.”