14.8 /20
Summary
Publisher NeveItalia
Review Skis 2020
Publisher's category Allround Tourism
Brand Rossignol
Model React 8 HP
Score 14.8 / 20

Testers' Ratings

The Rossignol React 8 HP, the younger brother of the React 8Ti, is simple and easy, the ideal product for a progressing skier who is tackling cut handling and different turning radii. It is a ski that's "very easy and manoeuvrable, it adapts well to all turning arcs," writes Alex Favaro. It has a "light and easy structure that forgives many mistakes" (Francesca Rudisi), it lends itself perfectly to technical improvement (Giovanni Manfrini) and is "very light and not very tiring," concludes Francesco Tavella. Entering turns is "very intuitive and it has excellent manoeuvrability," agree Luca Matteo Rosso and Francesco Tavella. The ski makes it possible to easily undertake turns, it is "particularly manoeuvrable in medium curves," Lorenzo Medici tells us, "ideal for long days of skiing" because it adapts to the various slopes and soft snow, being easy at low speed (Riccardo Giacomel). It has few flaws apart from the great classics of this type of ski: it isn't adapted to high speeds and suffers on hard terrain where it loses stability and manoeuvrability and becomes slightly nervous in short turns. This product is recommended for Class-2 skiers and those who wish to improve their technique because it requires little physical effort for a good slide.

Behavior

Fits the Profile
4.1 / 5
Stability
4.7 / 5
Edge Grip
3.9 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Control
4.4 / 5
Short Turns
3.3 / 5
Medium Turns
3.9 / 5
Large Turns
3.8 / 5
Manoeuvrability
3.1 / 5
Impulse
2.9 / 5

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