Rossignol Storm (2017)

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Price: $500.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 92
Tip/Tail/Waist: 122-92-115
Lengths: 160, 170, 180

The Rossignol Storm twin-tip returns unchanged for 2017. Like the Slat, the Storm offers a powder-ready waist width (92 mm) blended with a slopestyle sensibility, but it does so at a lower price ($100 less). While the Slat features Rossi's Auto Turn rocker tip and tail, the Storm is fully cambered for maximum edge-engagement and rebound energy. It belongs to the S Series Jib collection of park and slopestyle twin-tips, which range in width from the 97-mm Slat down to the 80-mm Sprayer. (There's a youth model as well, the Scratch Pro, in three sizes, 138, 148, and 158 cm.) Two models, Slat and Storm, are built for all-mountain versatility and powder jibbing. Two others, the long-successful Scratch and value-priced Sprayer, are more park- and pipe-oriented. All have low taper angle (the tail is only seven mm narrower than the tip), so they're comfortable skiing backward as well as forward. Rossi's Extended Sidecut, where the widest parts of the ski are located beyond the contact point, hooks up and carves with ease for speed generation into jumps and features. Minicap Sandwich construction-in the Slat, Scratch and Storm-features angled (30-degree) sidewalls for reduced weight and added durability. All models have fiberglass-reinforced wood cores. All except the Sprayer, which comes with a binding, are sold flat. Rossignol, along with sister brands Dynastar, Lange, and Look, is based in Voiron, a small town near Grenoble in southeastern France, where it was founded in 1907 by avid skier Abel Rossignol. Its U.S. headquarters are in Park City, Utah. -J.C.