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Rossignol Temptation 84 (2017)

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Rating: 2.92 / 5
Price: $650.00
Year: 2017
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 84
Tip/Tail/Waist: 133-84-120
Lengths: 146, 154, 162, 170

Stability at speed: 2.80 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.93 / 5
Crud performance: 2.79 / 5
Flotation: 2.07 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.29 / 5
Overall: 2.92 / 5

With a narrower, carvier waist than either of the top two models in the series, the 2017 Rossignol Temptation 84 is more trail-oriented. It's also appreciably lighter, softer-flexing, and livelier on the snow, with a lightweight paulownia wood core reinforced with carbon-fiber laminates instead of the basalt fibers or metal (in the 88 and 100, respectively). But vertical sidewalls underfoot and a wood core are designed to give it good hard-snow grip and integrity. It returns unchanged for 2017. It's sold flat or as a system, with an upgraded 11-DIN (last year it was 10) Look Xpress binding. (Rossignol-branded bindings have been discontinued for 2017. Sister-brand Look now provides all bindings for Rossignol system skis.) 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.

With a narrower, carvier waist than either of the top two models in the series, the 2017 Rossignol Temptation 84 is more trail-oriented. It's also appreciably lighter, softer-flexing, and livelier on the snow, with a lightweight paulownia wood core reinforced with carbon-fiber laminates instead of the basalt fibers or metal (in the 88 and 100, respectively). But vertical sidewalls underfoot and a wood core are designed to give it good hard-snow grip and integrity. It returns unchanged for 2017.  It's sold flat or as a system, with an upgraded 11-DIN (last year it was 10) Look Xpress binding. (Rossignol-branded bindings have been discontinued for 2017. Sister-brand Look now provides all bindings for Rossignol system skis.)

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.

With a narrower, carvier waist than either of the top two models in the series, the 2017 Rossignol Temptation 84 is more trail-oriented. It's also appreciably lighter, softer-flexing, and livelier on the snow, with a lightweight paulownia wood core reinforced with carbon-fiber laminates instead of the basalt fibers or metal (in the 88 and 100, respectively). But vertical sidewalls underfoot and a wood core are designed to give it good hard-snow grip and integrity. It returns unchanged for 2017.  It's sold flat or as a system, with an upgraded 11-DIN (last year it was 10) Look Xpress binding. (Rossignol-branded bindings have been discontinued for 2017. Sister-brand Look now provides all bindings for Rossignol system skis.)

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.

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