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Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti R22 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB


Best performance!

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

The Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti is regularly selected for review by PROSKILAB and is frequently picked among the winners.

Reviewed last year (to our great regret) with the general public "Konect" plate, it offered a good compromise between performance, accessibility and pleasure, but was not quite good enough to convince the reviewers eager for performance.

It’s back again this year with a much sharper shape and the R22 WC plate from Rossignol. We’ve discussed the impact of plates on the behaviour of skis many times in the past, especially on competition models. The Hero Elite ST Ti is no different and this change has given it an extra dash of energy that’s especially welcome in the Slalom category. Forget about the somewhat insipid and forgiving nature of the model reviewed last year... The Hero Elite ST Ti with its competition plate is now a weapon of war, designed for a truly athletic public.

Performance is exceptional, and the reviewers were full of praise: "razor sharp turn entry", "outstanding grip", "sensational exit". The ski is incredibly efficient in every area, including in long drawn out turns.

The ski needs focus and a certain number of technical skills, but it’s not exclusively reserved for high flyers. You can ride at intermediary speeds and the ski is even happy to take you for a gentle cruise along the piste. Its overall behaviour, while highly performance-oriented, remains reassuring, and it won't try to trip you up.

The Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti, with its R22 plate, is a punchy ski that will thrill good to very good athletic riders, experts and competitors who want to hit the runs flying. Skiers looking for a bit more comfort and forgiveness will probably prefer the SLX Fusion from Elan.

Review: Pros

  • Outstanding performance
  • Excellent hold whatever the radius, very precise turns
  • A truly dynamic ski with lively rebound
  • Reasonably accessible given the performance on offer

Review: Cons

  • The ski needs good steering and handling skills with correct centre/forward positioning
  • Needs good technical skills to get the most out of it

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Who's it for?

Good → Expert

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 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 ST Ti R22

Brand : Rossignol
Model : Hero Elite ST Ti R22
Year : 2019
Family : Slalom
Size tested : 167 cm
Tip size : 122 mm
Waist size : 68 mm
Tail size : 104 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 13 mm

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2018