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Rating: / 5
Lengths: 158, 168, 178, 185
Stability at speed: 3.42 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.05 / 5
Crud performance: 3.43 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.36 / 5
The Quad (104 mm), Squad (100 mm) and Triple (94 mm) are Rossi’s formidable trio of big-mountain powder skis. The Triple is where most buyers belong: plenty wide but well this side of ponderous. It’s a classic Bandit: a competent crud buster, nicely balanced in its blend of burliness and maneuverability. A modest sidecut allows it to slither eagerly downhill, unperturbed by deep chop. “Stable yet nimble. Floats well,” said Woods.
A smooth, fluid style of attack on crud and powder.
Fat-ski power-carving on flat snow.