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Waist Width: 75
A negligible 2 mm narrower than the 77, the 2016 Rossignol Temptation 75 is similarly aimed at relaxed intermediates who stick mostly to the trail. It's a virtually identical, value-oriented cap construction, though it lacks the carbon-fiber reinforcement of the 77. And it gets a less expensive binding, too-Rossi's 10-DIN Saphir 100. Rossignol's 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 (no metal). 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 and soft-snow flotation with 70 percent camber for power and rebound.