Rossignol Scratch Brigade BC (2008)
Rossi's serious about powder skiing. Consider this: It offers eight models between 83 and 110 mm. For more of a directional (non-twin) powder ski, consider something from the rugged, proven Bandit line. But if you're ready to rock a backcountry twin with youthful graphics, the Brigade-part of the jib-ready Scratch family-offers sufficient integrity tempered with a lightweight, playful feel that made it one of the more category's more forgiving rides. "Good all-around powder ski," said Woods. "Does everything, without too much effort."
Backcountry jibbing, never growing up.
High speeds in challenging conditions.
|Lengths||171, 178, 185|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.13 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||2.88 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.29 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.40 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.30 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.50 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.10 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.02 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.04 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.40 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.08 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.60 / 5|