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Rossignol Skis 2023

Rossignol have made some updates to their popular Blackops range for the current season.  There have been some construction tweaks that will further enhance on-snow performance and they have also rejigged the names to simplify things and group the collections.

The directional skis are now named and categorised under two series ‘Sender’ for the guys and ‘Rallybird’ for girls.

What was the Blackops Escaper now becomes the Sender 94 Ti.  The Sender 94 Ti features an extended Titanal beam, it’s not a full sheet, but a partial layer.  This will add all the benefits of metal construction (grip and dampening) without a big weight penalty.  The same changes to the ‘Ti Beam’ have also implemented to the new Sender 104 Ti (formally Blackops Sender).

The new Sender 106 Ti Plus has a refined version of the ‘Carbon Alloy Matrix’, this carbon weave complete wraps the core, rather than being a sheet layer as it was in the previous model.  The ‘Plus’ in the name is referring to the ‘Ti Beam’ that extends over the sides of the core for increased torsional rigidity.

The newly named Rallybird 92 and 102 are constructed the same as the Stargazer and Rallybird from previous years.

Experience Range

The new Experience range was pre-leased in limited numbers during the 2022 here in New Zealand.  Rossignol went back to the drawing board and totally redesigned the Experience range from the ground up.  The sidecut and rocker profiles of the skis are much more carving focused, the skis now perform to a higher level on firm snow and groomers.  The range still feature some tip and tail rocker to keep the skis versatile and true to their all-mountain name.

The two men’s flagship models Experience 82 and 86 both come in two construction builds, Basalt or Titanal (Ti).  The Basalt construction has a more accessible feel, with ease of turn initiation and unfatiguing for all day skiing.  The Titanal builds feature 2 layers of Ti that ramp up the performance for a more aggressive skier where edge grip and ride quality are paramount.

In the women’s there is an Experience 86 in Basalt construction only, then the 82 comes in both Basalt and Ti.  Below both the men’s and women’s flagship models sit the Carbon skis, which create and lighter and easier ride.

The new Rossignol Experience 86 Ti is a solid carver

Rossignol Sender 104 Ti

The freshly reworked Rossignol Sender 104 Ti takes freeride versatility to new heights. Whether you’re surfing pow lines, lapping your favourite technical terrain, or even laying it over on groomers, these skis will have you grinning from first to last chair. 

Rossignol Sender 94 Ti

The new Rossignol Sender 94 Ti takes over from where the Blackops Escaper left off, it combines performance and playfulness to give a truly masterful all-mountain weapon.

Rossignol Rallybird 102

The Rossignol Rallybird 102 is here for the adventurous skier looking to make the most out of mountain. For the powder days the 102mm waist width along with Air Tip tech keeps you up top and enjoying every run.

Rossignol Rallybird 92

The Rossignol Rallybird 92 is a women’s all-mountain ski with an appetite for fresh snow. At 92mm underfoot, you won’t dread those firmer days for a second. When the snow does start to pile up, the tip and tail rocker will have you making some of the best powder turns of your life.

Rossignol Experience 86 Ti

The new Experience 86 Ti from Rossignol brings top-end performance right to your feet. Locked-in on groomers and smearable off-trail, this is a true all-mountain weapon. 

Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt

The Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt is designed to give you an edge up anywhere on the mountain. With a narrower 82mm waist, they’re quick edge to edge and aid in progression with proper technique. 

Rossignol Experience W 82 Ti

Let nothing hold you back with the Rossignol Experience W 82 Ti, the high energy all-mountain wonder. Bringing a PEFC poplar woodcore together with a dual titanal layer for the perfect amount of power transmission and edge-hold, these really hold their own on the groomers.

Rossignol Experience W 80 C

The Rossignol Experience 80 W Carbon is packed full of all the top end tech, but in a user-friendly package that almost any skier will enjoy. By using carbon material instead of titanal, they were able to make the flex of this ski more accessible for the average skier.

Rossignol Hero Elite Plus Ti

If you want the ultimate rush of raw power and speed, this is it, The Rossignol Hero Elite Plus Ti offers a race spec package in a slightly wider platform (78mm). This increases stability on uneven or roughed up groomers. Expect ultimate edge grip from the World Cup Titanal sandwich construction and unmatched dampening properties from the LCT technology, designed to give an extra smooth ride.

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