"This ski is strong and solid," said Alder. "You can crank it up or enjoy the predictability it has with easy turn entry and exit." Testers gave the Temptation 88 high scores for carving and versatility, praising its performance in a variety of terrain and snow conditions. A huge sweet spot around the 88 mm waist combined with subtle rocker in the tip and tail adds maneuverability and variable snow performance. A combination of wood and basalt creates a stable, yet lightweight core. Rossignol's Extended Sidecut engages the sidecut beyond the ski's contact point for full-length edge grip. "This ski can make true, tight efficient turns with little effort," said Bremner.