Rossignol Black Ops 98


Top Performer
Men's Freeride
Price: £595.00
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 130-97-120
Turn radius 16m (177)
Lengths 172, 182, 192
Construction Centered Sidecut
Rectangular Sidecut
Wood Core
Strengths Amazing breadth of all round ability, awesome both on and off piste
Weaknesses Hard to fault

They say

The perfect platform. A progressive all mountain gunner. Stomp and smear. Arc and carver. Boost and blast

We say

The new Black Ops was a total ripper! On the piste it carves hard, feels super reactive and is amazingly responsive on hardpack for a ski of this width. Although it can hold a strong edge it is very easy to finish the turn and make adjustments through the arc thanks to the well designed rocker through the tail of the ski. It’s a ski that has heaps of energy and life on the hardpack, but can really bring the goods when it comes to deep powder where if floats and pops with ease. This was an astonishing ski in that it seemed to totally command such a wide scope of terrain, conditions and turns

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
What a beast! Very strong on the edge at speed but easy to finish the turn. Loads of life on firm snow yet powers through the steep with ease
Dougie Mill
Skis like a piste ski but is super easy and predictable off piste, lots of fun which would suit all levels