Rossignol S3 98

2011

Men's Freeride
Rossignol
Price: £350.00
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 128-98-118
Turn radius 11 (165)
Lengths 155, 160, 165, 170,
Construction Tip-and-tail rocker
Wood core
Regular camber underfoot
Strengths Nippy. Reactive shape. Easy to pivot. Budget price.
Weaknesses Nervous and twitchy at higher speeds or long, carved turns.

They say

We say

The new S3 is very easy to pivot and steer, which makes it forgiving at slower speeds on piste and in chopped up conditions. It feels more suited to making short turns than long, fast curves. The shape is very reactive: tilt it on an edge and you get instant feedback, which is great for short turns or carving at slower speeds in easy terrain. However it does feel twitchy and less stable at high speeds.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
Really easy to cruise on or off piste. Quite hard to control fore/aft balance at higher speeds
Roddy Willis
Strange beast - felt like a large rockered snowblade! But it surprised me with its piste performance