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Rossignol React R8 TI reviews 2020

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PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

The React series replaces the Pursuit range from Rossignol reviewed in previous years. The Rossignol R8 Ti, reinforced with a Titanal plate, is at the top of the range.

In this "top of the range" category, we select skis offering a balanced mix of performance, comfort, accessibility and versatility. The React R8 Ti meets the defined specifications perfectly… with one big plus: fun.

On the performance side, the reviewers were not disappointed. The ski is "playful and incisive". Turns are instantaneous and intuitive thanks to a very present nose. Curve handling is impeccable, especially thanks to an excellent grip and imperial stability.

Accessibility and comfort are at the top. The ski is intuitive and does not require special guidelines. You're instantly "on it". It operates intuitively by requiring very little physical or technical commitment from the skier.

Its versatility is excellent. The React R8 Ti is capable of alternating at will the types of curves and handling. It should simply be noted that it is a little less comfortable in skid handling (in return for its excellent grip) and in large curves.

The reactivity of the ski, which is quite exceptional, the overall ease of use, and the little commitment that it requires make it a fun machine. This is a ski that is perfect for this category. It will offer great sensations to a wide range of skiers, including the less committed.

The React R8 Ti is our best choice for skiers of good to excellent levels, who are not necessarily very keen physically, but who want to have fun on a ski that is at the same time playful and not very demanding.

Review: Pros

  • Very agile ski
  • Excellent grip
  • Instantaneous curve entry
  • Accessible, requires little physical or technical commitment
  • Fun
  • Stability
  • Versatility

Review: Cons

  • A little less comfortable in skid handling where its grip sometimes penalises it
  • Slightly less solid supports in turns at high speed

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5

Who's it for?

Good → Excellent

Manufacturer's remarks

The racing spirit invades the pistes with the new REACT R8 TI. It is designed for piste skiers eager for power and perfect carved curves. Our new Flex Tip Technology makes it easy to turn and allows you to keep up with the pace effortlessly that will put you at ease immediately. Let yourself be charmed by the rhythm of its slides thanks to this titanium construction combining power, speed, grip and control.

Features of the React R8 TI

Brand : Rossignol
Model : React R8 TI
Year : 2020
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 176 cm
Tip size : 123 mm
Waist size : 74 mm
Tail size : 109 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 14 m

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2019