There is still a place for pure camber, to be sure. Like on the front side of Stowe on a shatteringly cold, dry day. But for this ski—the only one of its kind to medal in the category—to also be No. 1 in Forgiveness? Amazing. The Attraxion 8 stands out for being quick (No. 1) but comfortable, a rare blend in this twitchy set, and it would be a perfect choice for a woman breaking into the expert category. It holds on hardpack but doesn’t pin it down, which did prompt our stronger, heavier experts to want more. NOTES: Rossignol’s Attraxion series is geared toward ladies looking for on-piste performance. It is noted for using a more sustainable materials and ski building practices. The Attraxion 8 Echo is the widest of the line at 75 millimeters underfoot and offers the tightest turn radius for snappy turns. Built with traditional camber, the 8 Echo is designed for intermediate and advanced skiers.