Rossignol is introducing a men's and women's all-mountain line of skis for 2011-12. The women's Temptation and the men's Experience are based on a tip and tail rocker with traditional camber under foot.
Rocker allows for immediate lift and float in the powder. The subtle tip-and-tail rocker delivers easy steering and speed control for an effortless handle in any type of terrain or snow type. Camber under foot creates edge control and increased carving ability for those post powder-run groomer laps.
New to Rossignol is the Cascade Tip design. Varying shapes of metal, wood, and fiberglass laminates are staggered in length to make for a lighter tip and increased swing weight for ease of turn initiation. Rossignol prides itself on the fact that all wood used for core layers come from a sustainable tree farm in Spain.
The Temptation comes in 188, 182, 178, 176, and 174cm lengths. The Experience is available in 198, 188, 183, 178, 176, and 174cm lengths.
Honorable mentions include the new S3W women's freeride ski. Rocker tip and tail and centered side cut add to a narrower 96 mm underfoot for a more responsive powder ski. Those women looking for the monster powder ski look to the S7W.
"I can't get enough of my S3," Rossignol's Susie English told OnTheSnow. "I'll go ski powder at Deer Valley, Utah all morning, then ski groomers, and I'm happy as can be skiing it all on one ski."
Men can now enjoy the popular Super 7 in two new sizes-188 and 195 cm. As of last year, the massive freeride powder ski was only provided to Rossignol athletes. It's available to the masses in two, user-friendly sizes this year.
Experience Rossignol's efforts to get back to the "one-ski quiver."