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Gear 2001: Rossignol T-Power Viper ski

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The biggest ski news this season has been the introduction of supershort shaped slalom race skis. Next season,

Rossignol

will offer several skis utilizing similar technology but designed for mere mortals. The

T-Power Viper

(price not available at press time), for one, is an expert carving ski that excels at short turns. Though it’s skied in short lengths-140 to 174 centimeters-its sidecut and construction are engineered to give it the edge grip, energy, and power of a longer ski.