With Rossignol skis a little over a week away from our door, it seemed like an appropriate time to fill everyone in on what you’ll be able to find at Skiershop this season. Rossignol haws completely revamped their lineup of skis, with the most significant change being the new 7 series. Replacing the ever popular S3, S7, Super 7, and more, the new line of skis offers an extremely diverse selection of freeride skis. One ski that has emerged from the group as a potential highlight is the Soul 7. The ski just cleaned up in ski magazine awards, and has been receiving rave reviews from everyone who has tried it.
The 2014 Rossignol Soul 7 proves to be a favorite among all mountain, freeride enthusiasts.
At 106mm underfoot the Soul 7 is a very effective all mountain ski. Quick and stable enough to enjoy on-piste skiing, while plenty of surface area, rockered tips and tails, and 20% reduced weight in the tips and tails (that means WAY less swing weight) makes it a dream come true in the soft stuff.
The Soul 7 is the “middle” of the 7 series lineup. The Super 7 and Squad 7 are wider and more soft snow, bigger mountain, oriented, while the Sin 7 and Smash 7 lose the new tip and tail “honeycomb” design, are 98 and 94mm underfoot respectively, and will deliver slight better on-piste performance. The 98mm underfoot category has become somewhat of a standard in all mountain skis following the success of the Blizzard Bushwacker and other similar skis.
At 98mm under foot, the Sin 7 is extremely versatile and the perfect one ski quiver
The next standout ski from the 2014 Rossignol lineup is not from the new 7 series, but it does share some of the same characteristics. The Slat is a new 98mm waisted freestyle/park ski developed with Parker White and Chris Logan, two standouts when mixing freestyle skill and backcountry prowess. Many park skiers have started moving towards wider skis, and Rossignol has taken notice. According to their description, whether competiting in the park, attacking the urban landscape, or slashing first tracks, the Slat is the do-it-all ski for do-it-all athletes like it’s creators. And guess what, we believe them. Try it alongside the Sin 7 this season and you’ll feel the difference between early taper and extended sidecut, among other subtle differences found in today’s “all mountain” skis.
Look for Parker White and Chris Logan to excel on the Slat in this seasons ski flicks
Rossignol has also kept some of their skis relatively unchanged. The popular, mostly on-piste oriented, Experience series is back with updated graphics. Skiershop is extending our offerings in the Experience category to include the Experience 83 and 76, two slightly less expensive skis that feel more at home on groomers than off-piste, but still retain enough versatility to be called an all mountain ski.
The Experience 83 is a awesome all mountain ski for those who spend most of their time on-piste
Skiershop’s selection of Rossignol skis will be available mid September. Keep checking the site for updated inventory, special promotions, and more gear reviews and previews. The air is getting colder, winter’s in the air, time to get excited!!