Rossignol Squad 7 Skis

BEST FOR: Filming your first Teton Gravity Research segment.

THE TEST: This is one burly, hard-charging ski—built for the pros and suited to attacking wide-open, ungroomed spaces. To power the Squad, you need to be skiing aggressively. Six of the nine testers who ran it said it excelled when they stayed forward in an athletic stance but got away from them when they eased off the gas. The Squad is no groomer ski, but you could ride that rigid tail right out of trouble in Alaska.

THE VERDICT: If your idea of a powder day is ripping down faces in Squaw or Silverton, the Squad is your ticket. 145/120/126

Overall: 4
Sloughability: 4
Hard-Snow Pleasure: 3.7

Brand: Rossignol $
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