Rossignol S3

2013

Men's Freeride
Rossignol
Price: £350.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 128-98-118
Turn radius 19.8 (178)
Lengths 159, 168, 178, 186
Construction Spoon tip
Minicap sandwich construction
Rocker tip and tailv
Strengths Lots of character; fun and playful. Good on and off piste
Weaknesses Feels narrow underfoot. Could be more stable at high speeds in deep snow

They say

We say

The smaller brother of the S7, the S3 uses many of the same features. It’s one of the new wave of surf-style skis, with a fully rockered tip andtail, and ‘spoon’-shaped tip which helps lift and steering in deep snow. It has a typical surfy feel, is easy to pivot, and generally no effort to adjust direction in any conditions. Although the width is similar to many skis in this category, it feels quite narrow underfoot. But that spoon tip does make itself felt, and helps steer into the new direction. A great-value, playful ski that would work well in any conditions.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Playful, reactive sidecut. Great fun in all conditions and easy to use
Lee Townend
Super easy, soft tip and tail, with double rocker. First-time freeriders and lighter skiers will love them.