Rating: / 5
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.