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Rossignol Temptation 88 (2014)

3.38
Rossignol Temptation 88 (2014)
Official Selection 2014
Tester's Review

This groomer-oriented, energetic player is fun to tip over, rewarding riders with quick, strong initiation and confident traction throughout nice, round medium-radius arcs. “Whipped and snapped on hardpack. Handled all speeds well,” said one tester. Its high-80s waist has just enough area to stay above crud, making it a great choice for Eastern all-mountain ladies who put a high value on groomed-snow fun and security. “Easy to lay over and equally quick to release.”

Skiing's Notes:
With its 88-mm waist, the expert-level Temptation 88 takes to soft snow and off-piste conditions with generous flotation and a freeride spirit, making it an especially likely candidate for the Western all-mountain skier. But with a deep sidecut, sturdy vertical-sidewall construction and plenty of camber underfoot, it's built to carve enthusiastically on all but the hardest snow, too. It's only sold flat (no binding). Rossignol's Temptation collection of women's all-mountain skis splits the difference between the brand's freeride-oriented 7 Series line of wide, soft-snow skis and frontside-oriented Unique line of hard-snow carvers. Waist widths range from 88 mm down to 74 mm, with stouter constructions for expert women at the high end of the line and softer, more economical rides for novice and intermediate women at the low end. All have wood cores reinforced with fiber laminates (no metal). As with the men's Experience line, all feature Rossignol's Auto Turn Rocker, which is a blend of 30 percent tip and tail rocker for shock absorption and soft-snow flotation with 70 percent camber for power and rebound.

PRICE (MSRP): $700.00
PRICE (MAP): $600.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2013/2014
LevelAdvanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$700.00
MAP$600.00
GenderFemale
CategoryMixed Snow
AwardsOfficial Selection
BindingFlat
Lengths154, 162, 170
Waist/Width124
Tip/Waist/Tail135-88-124
Rating: Stability at Speed4.18 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability3.49 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.60 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance2.98 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness2.93 / 5
Rating: Energy/Liveliness3.17 / 5
Rating: Versatility3.17 / 5
Rating: Overall3.38 / 5