Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 2.95 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.90 / 5
Crud performance: 3.78 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.93 / 5
Skis as art? Rossignol hired influential board-culture artists to decorate its new series of big-mountain twins. In the case of the S6, Cia Koopman's willowy waif adorns a gentle giant. The sheer size of this wood-core ski belies its fun-loving nature. Rossi carefully lightens the construction in the tip and tail for ease of use, but there's still enough to it to provide stability. "Super quick for its size, and it blasts through crud with ease," said Preston.
Mastering difficult snow conditions
Aggressive, bruising attack