Rossignol Temptation 84 HD ski review, 2017/2018 women's Frontside Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

That the new Rossignol Temptation 84 HD should end up with identical Power and Finesse skiing scores is a testament to the contribution made by what’s new: Carbon Alloy Matrix, a grid of basalt, glass and carbon fibers laid on top of the Temptation 84 of yore. Weighing far less than a sheet of Titanal, Carbon Alloy Matrix provides many of the same benefits. The 2018 Rossignol Temptation 84 HD holds an edge better at any recreational speed and provides more energy when pressure is released. These are traits essential to developing decent carving skills, which is, after all, this model’s mission. There’s no taper to the Temptation 84 HD’s Air Tip, so the moment the ski is tipped, nearly the entire edge is on duty; only a minimum amount of low-angle tip and tail rocker helps the skis manage minor bumps in the groomed highway. The Temptation 84 HD is a strong ski with a tender heart, happy to spend its day making short, controlled turns at temperate speeds. “A good, solid intermediate ski,” wrote B. Terry “with surprising agility on icy conditions.”

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