Rossignol Temptation 100 (2017)


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Price: $800.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 100
Tip/Tail/Waist: 140-100-130
Lengths: 166, 174

With its 100-mm waist, the expert-level Rossignol Temptation 100 takes to soft snow and powder with surfy flotation and a freeride spirit, making it an especially likely candidate for the Western all-mountain skier. But with a durable poplar core, metal reinforcement, sturdy vertical-sidewall construction, and plenty of camber underfoot, it also has the heft and edge grip to carve enthusiastically at high speeds on all but the hardest snow. It returns unchanged for 2017, right down to the graphic. It's only sold flat (no binding). Rossignol's six-model Temptation collection of women's all-mountain skis splits the difference between the brand's freeride-oriented 7 Series of wide soft-snow skis and frontside-oriented Unique line of hard-snow carvers. Waist widths range from 88 mm down to 74 mm, with stouter constructions for expert women at the high end of the line and softer, more economical rides for novice and intermediate women at the low end. All have wood cores reinforced with varying fiber laminates. (Only the 100 is metal-reinforced.) Rossi's Air Tip design-a distinctive translucent honeycomb of air pockets in the tip-lightens the swing weight. And as with the men's Experience line, all feature Rossignol's Auto Turn Rocker, which is a blend of 30 percent tip and tail rocker for shock absorption, soft-snow flotation, and easy turn release with 70 percent camber for carvability and rebound energy. 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.