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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 in 2018 in this category, but this year it struggled with the R22 race plate.

In fact, even though the ski's main features are the same, the testers were surprised that the ski didn’t really hold the line, which was disconcerting, and that it lacked solid edge grip. 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.

Therefore, we prefer to reserve our judgment on the ski that Rossignol sent us to test this year, which seemed to perform quite strangely. We would advise skiers interested in this model to check out other reviews, or to opt for the version with the "Konect" plate that was so successful last year.

Review: Pros

  • Edge grip
  • Acceleration
  • Easy turn initiation
  • Snappy
  • Outstanding stability

Review: Cons

  • Doesn’t inspire confidence in the turns
  • You need to ski a bit in the backseat and apply pressure on the tail

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 world champions or recreational racers, the latest HERO collection embodies this famous competitive spirit, the excitement of being in the start gate, the need for speed, and the sweet smell of victory… With its cutting-edge technology, its athlete-approved innovations, and its race results, HERO invites every skier to experience the adrenaline 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 : Carvers
Size tested : 177 cm
Tip size : 119 mm
Waist size : 71 mm
Tail size : 101 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 17 m

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2018