If Rossi's new Air Tip looks gimmicky, testers are here to tell you it isn't. The honeycombed tip and tail concentrate mass under the foot, reduce swing weight, and eliminate the nasty tip-flap that plagues heavily rockered skis in nonpowder situations. The result is a tangible improvement to the S7, a ski that didn't seem to need it. In a category that would otherwise be dominated by edgy, directional constructions, this playful surfer seduced testers with its easy-pivoting quickness and unmatched forgiveness. Beekman: "Push your boundaries with confidence. Makes you feel like a rock star."