Fill your quiver with Saffron.
The Saffron 7 Women's Ski is smack-dab in the middle of Rossignol's famed and acclaimed 7 Series, big enough to rally through the powder with ease but slim enough to handle the groomers without batting an eyelash. It's built with Rossignol's do-it-all Powder Turn Rocker, which has low camber underfoot to hold a bomber edge on hardpack and rocker in the tip and tail to float through the fluff and rally over rough-and-tumble snow. It also features the now-famous honeycomb Air Tip, which reduces swing weight, increases nimbleness and maneuverability, and eliminates the dreaded tip chatter that can plague rockered skis at speed.
In addition to being quicker than lightning, the Saffron is nice and light, courtesy of its poplar wood core that offers loads of quickness to help you make moves in tight spots and not overwhelm lighter, smaller riders. The Mini-cap construction employs sidewalls underfoot for edge grip and power, but uses a cap over the rest of the ski to keep weight down and fun up. The centered sidecut also offers plenty of progressive edge contact, so you can pivot like a champ at slow speeds and have loads of edge grip when you lay the ski over and open up the throttle. Powder, chop, or groomers, the Saffron will make your ski season that much tastier.
- Powder Turn Rocker (low camber underfoot, rockered tip and tail)
- Poplar core
- Mini-cap sandwich cap and sidewall construction
- Air Tip
- Centered sidecut
- Item #ROS002H
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought these skis to make the transition to more all mountain powder skiing and could not be happier! I am 5"4 115 without gear and went with the 162s. I was initially worried they might be too much ski for me, but with the rockered tip and tail I have had no problems with control and feel really confident making the tightest of turns in all conditions.
The reason I bought this ski was because of the reputation the 7 Series has for being great in all conditions, and the Saffrons are no different. I have only been on the mountain a few days so far, and the conditions have been crusty to say the least. While conditions have been less than ideal these have not. They blasted through all the crud and really held an edge on the ice. I can't wait to let them loose on a powder day and see what they can really do.