Rossignol Temptation 84 XPress

2017

Women's All-Mountain
Rossignol
Price: £465.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 133-84-120
Turn radius 13m (162cm)
Lengths 146, 154, 162 (1,900g), 170
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Lightweight wood core with honeycomb tip
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Incredibly stable, with real power and grip in all turn shapes
Weaknesses We would have liked to test a longer length!

They say

With the heart of a high performance carving machine and effortless freeride feel, the new women’s Temptation 84 is the all mountain benchmark for expert to advanced skiers.

We say

Unfortunately our team could only get the 154 length to test. What amazed us were the power and all round ability that this little pocket rocket could deliver! If this is a marker of what the new Temptation’s can deliver, it’s very encouraging. It feels playful and easy to use at slower speeds, but the edges engage really easily and then connect throughout the whole length of the ski. The stability of this ski was amazing, it felt totally rock solid, even at really high speeds. In off piste, predictably that short length worked against it and it struggled to float up, however it was playful and in a longer length would probably work really well.

Tester Comments

Chemmy Alcott
Easy to ski on piste, in crud, in bumps. Easy to control but also playful
Lynn Mill
Smart ski, looks pistey but still provides playful but stable turns in variable snow conditions