A new take on the Squad 7 adds another length option this season (now available in 180 and 190 centimeters) for Rossignol's fattest ski in the new 7 Series, a sequel to the S Series of seasons’ past. The visually intriguing new Air Tip technology adds an air-filled honeycomb pattern to the core at both ends of the ski, reducing swing weight in the tip and total weight in the ski. It scored highest marks for float and playfulness and garnered comments such as "solid, fun and stable,'" according to Bristow. The Squad 7 has a 120-millimeter waist, a full wood core, vertical sidewalls and long, progressive tip and tail rocker. "No small turns," warned Witman. "Stick to bigger lines for a solid feel underfoot and great floatation." "So playful, made me want to smear and drink a beer," Attridge joked.