Rossignol Classic 80 TI (2010)

Category: Men's Speed; Category ranking: No. 4; Average score: 3.28; Balance of Skills: 3.25 Best for: Making soft groomed your racecourse; Not for: Lazy skidding; it likes to be on edge
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Rating: / 5
Price: $1250.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 124/80/112

Stability at speed: 3.45 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.47 / 5
Crud performance: 3.12 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.56 / 5

Here’s Rossi, back on its game, showing off a little with a blend of ripping hard-snow performance on a wide waist. The result is a versatile tool that’s by turns thrilling and playful. Stout construction and metal laminates give it a GS-racy feel. (There’s a quicker-turning version, too: the Classic 70.) But the extra width keeps it from getting too serious. (The 80 put up the top score in forgiveness in a category of Type A carvers.)  “It’s a race ski, toned down to crush the entire mountain,” said Lewis.


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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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Atomic Savage TI (2010)

Category ranking: No. 3 Average score: 3.32 Balance of skills: 3.19 Best for: Smoothing out soft chop at GS speeds Not for: Bumps, or any kind of technical hard-snow line

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Rossignol S7 Barras (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 2 (tie); Average score: 3.55; Balance of skills: 3.15; Best for: A relaxed, surfy approach in deep snow; Not for: Versatility in non-powder situations