Rossignol Famous 8

2019

Top Performer
Women's Piste Performance
Rossignol
Price: £535.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 127-73-109
Turn radius 13m (163cm)
Lengths 149, 156, 163
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Elastomer & woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Great connection with the snow, smooth and grippy
Weaknesses Hard to fault, some testers felt like it could be more reactive at higher speeds

They say

Carve out another best day on the Famous 8, the women’s on trail ski for expert to advanced frontside skiers. Featuring our Prop tip technology for an ultra light swing weight and Power Turn profile.

We say

The 8 is in the middle of the ‘Famous’ range and is aimed at working well with all abilities. This really comes through in its performance, it feels so grounded to the snow, it gives out a smooth ride and always has consistent, predictable edge grip. Stability is always there through a full range of speed and turn shapes. In essence it feels like an extension of you as a skier, with amazing, detailed feedback coming back from the ski, while always giving a grippy, solid performance. It’s another ski that really skis well above expectations and is hard to fault.

Tester Comments

Eilidh McLeod
Great all round ski, easy to use which is stable at all speeds and easy to initiate the turn
Bella Seel
Could ski on them all day long! Effortless to ski, while being zappy and fun