Rossignol Star 7 (2013/2014) ReviewOctober 1, 2013
- No tip chatter at high speeds
- Forgiving enough to work for intermediate to advanced skiers
- Also plenty strong for the hardest-charging females
- Might be a touch too soft for the strongest women out there
If you loved Rossignol’s original S7, you’ll be even more impressed by this updated version of it. Powder seekers, you’ve found your perfect vehicle.
The new 116-millimeter-underfoot Rossignol Star 7 comes with a new tip design called Air Tip—the tip is honeycombed with hollowed-out spaces, allowing it to be lighter and more floatable in powder and quicker and easier to manipulate in tight spots.
The new Air Tip technology—which makes the tip of your ski look like a waffle—looks a little gimmicky. But trust us, the R&D that went into the design was worth it. This crowd-pleasing ski is as fat as it comes for women’s powder skis, but thanks to that smart design, it’s also playful and really easy to turn. It’s built similarly to the men’s S7 series, but with a lighter wood core and slightly softer flex.
Rossignol’s Powder Turn Rocker, as they call it, offers a big, rockered shape in the tip and tail, which gives it maximum floatation. You’ll be out from first chair until last call on a powder day on these boards.
A hefty sidecut and camber underfoot gives this ski good control and stability on hard snow, especially considering they’re not really made for that.
The Star 7 comes in four lengths: 162, 170, 178, 188. The 188 is not for the faint of heart.