2015 Rossignol Temptation 88 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s All-Mountain Front Category.

The Temptation 88 construction is all about quick turn initiation, delivered by way of a curvy sidecut, subtle rocker at both ends of the ski, Extended Sidecut—which engages more edge as the ski gets up to speed and edge angles increase—and a lightweight wood and basalt core. To the 88-mm-waisted ski, Rossignol adds Air Tip Technology: small air-filled holes in the tip designed to increase maneuverability and reduce weight in the shovel. While Van Deursen notes, “The tip is a little chattery at top speeds,” Sibley praises its “great performance in slalom or GS turns, bumps or soft patches of snow at the trail’s edge.” Testers gave it highest marks for carving: “It can be carved or skidded, and turn initiation is easy through all different turn sizes,” says Muecke.