Rossignol Z82 Ti Basalt TPX

2012

Freestyle
Rossignol
Price: £600.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 128-82-112
Turn radius 17.5 (170)
Lengths 162, 170, 177, 182
Construction Fibro/metal wood core
Ti Basalt reinforcement
All Mountain Rocker tip
Strengths Agile for its width, easy turn initiation
Weaknesses Graphically boring, solid in all areas but not inspirational

They say

We say

The new Z82 is made with a fiber layer of Basalt with Titanium stringers, these help to remove vibration and improve snow contact. First impressions are that the Rossignol is easy to use, it feels no effort to move into the turn, the shaped tip doing a great job of helping the ski into the new direction. A width of 82mm underfoot is pretty wide for a ski that is focused on piste performance, however we were surprised at how reactive and strong it was on the edge. At speed it is stable and carves well, particularly in longer turns. As with many Rossignol skis this year, graphically it doesn’t stand out, but it delivers a great all round performance.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Very easy to use, carves well particularly in longer turns, very stable
Nicko Braxton
Quick edge to edge for its width, strong under foot, but lacked a bit of sparkle