Rossignol Radical 8SL

2011

On-Piste Carvers
Rossignol
Price: £525.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 124-70-112
Turn radius 11 (165)
Lengths 155, 160, 165, 170,
Construction Wood core
Rectangular sandwich construction
Metal tip
Strengths Awesome in short turns - smooth and surprisingly adaptable.
Weaknesses Shape can feel over-reactive in long turns.

They say

We say

This Radical takes its shape from the slalom skis within the range, and this is really apparent as soon as you start to ride the edge. It produces a tight, grippy arc which feels very strong in any conditions. Though it’s geared up for hard snow, it’s surprisingly capable in softer snow too. In long turns, it holds an edge effortlessly, but the shape can start to feel twitchy. Overall, a punchy, short- turning ski.

Tester Comments

Nicko Braxton
Coped well with different variations of snow; great in short turns
Mark Jones
Surprisingly smooth. Very grippy - feels like a slalom ski