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Rossignol Hero Elite LT TI R22 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

The Hero Elite LT Ti from Rossignol is an excellent ski that won the "Best performance" award last year in this category, but struggled this year with the R22 race plate.

In effect, while the ski's overall qualities are still there, the reviewers were surprised by the unusually poor turn control, considered as "insecure" and the lack of reliability in push-off. We think there was a problem with the model sent for review rather than a problem with the plate that should, in theory, have enhanced its performance.

We therefore prefer to reserve our judgment on the ski Rossignol sent us to review this year and which seems to display abnormal behaviour. We would advise interested riders to check out other reviews or to opt for the version with the mainstream "Konect" plate that proved so successful last year.

Review: Pros

  • Grip
  • Acceleration
  • Easy turn initiation
  • Incisive
  • Excellent stability

Review: Cons

  • Not very reassuring
  • Needs back positioning when applying tail pressure

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
12.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
11.2
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
13.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
12.3
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.2
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
12.5
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
11.8
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
11.8
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
12.5

Who's it for?

Good → Very good+

Manufacturer's remarks

Racing has been a state of mind for Rossignol since 1907. More than a century of innovation and emblematic history. More than a century of victories, medals and glory. Today, Rossignol's investment in and passion for racing is clearer than ever. Whether for a world champion or an amateur competitor, the latest HERO collection expresses and conveys the renowned competitive spirit, the excitement of the starting block, the need for speed, and the sweet smell of victory… With its cutting-edge technologies, its champion-approved innovations approved and its competition results, HERO invites every rider to experience the adrenalin rush of crossing the finishing line and stepping onto the podium, arms raised high in triumph… to enjoy Another Best Day.

Features of the Hero Elite LT TI R22

Brand : Rossignol
Model : Hero Elite LT TI R22
Year : 2019
Family : Piste performance
Size tested : 177 cm
Tip size : 119 mm
Waist size : 71 mm
Tail size : 101 mm

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2018