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Slalom ski review(s)
Rossignol Radical 8SL

Piste groomer

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 156, 161, 166, 171
Sidecut @166cm (mm): 122-68-104
Radius @166cm (m): 12.8


Characteristics:

Terrain: piste
Discipline: slalom
Skier level: intermediate - advanced
Stability: medium
Edge grip: good
Edge switch: easy

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Slalom ski Rossignol Radical 8SL

"Good, not too extreme SL ski"

Rossignol Radical 8SL




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Alex's review: Intermediate+ slalom skier

Intermediate+ level slalom
skier Alex's rating of this ski:

4 stars


Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Alex

"On piste I like the shorter slalom turns better than the longer turns, it feels more dynamic. As I usually ski all day long, I like my skis to be a challenge but not too stiff, so I can carve and cruise at the same time."


 SkillsLevel 7
 FitnessLevel 12
 SpeedLevel 10
 Length:181 cm
 Weight:77 kg

 


My favourite piste skis:

1. Stöckli Laser SXPiste cross ski Stöckli Laser SX 2017

 

2. Rossignol Hero Elite ST TiPiste ski Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti 2017

 

3. Stöckli Laser SL
Slalom ski Stöckli Laser SL 2017

 

To all my reviews

 

Slalom ski with grip and easy control


The Radical 8SL is a slalom ski to my heart. Full control at all times and great grip in turns. Carving on the short turns is going easy on these Rossignols. Switching and skiing them on the edge goes smoothly. And at the end of the turn you get rewarded by an acceleration through the pop of the ski, very very nice. 8SL is comfortable as well as it lets you slide or adjust a turn too. The stiffer slalom skis lack that sometimes. So, when there is no powder to ride, I like to take these skis. Just enough challenge, just enough flex or stiffness as you wish to make turns at full speed. I would like to compare the Radical 8SL with the Salomon 3V which is a bit more challenging for my current level. Both good.

Typical slalom qualities

So you tick off the other disciplines. You don't want to take them in powder off-piste. Giant Slalom turns at high speed, 8SL is not made for either. Just take it to be comfortable in the shorter work. Pretty relaxed when you have a busy piste in a holiday period. Or just at the end of the day when there are a lot of bumps on the slopes. This ski is one of my favorites in the slalom ski category because of the grip and the reward I get when I put effort in it.

Salomon about the X-Race

"The Radical 8SL Slant Nose is a recreational slalom ski for technical frontside skiers. World Cup sandwich construction, Oversize technology and Power Turn Rocker produce an agile short turn radius ripper. Power Turn Rocker delivers faster turn initiation for more aggressive lines, while Slant Nose asymmetrical tips improve swing weight to put the ski on edge even faster. The 8SL is a quick and accessible uber-carve tool for precise, short turn arching.", says Rossignol. " I think the recreational part is quite to the point. As I am an intermediate skier and really like this ski, while some better skiers in the testteam say it is not challenging enough. For me it is a lot of fun to put energy in skiing these on groomed slopes.

Related skis

Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti: a speedloving slalom ski that is a challenge to all recreational slalom skiers.
Salomon X-race: at a length of 165 cm it is in quality compareable, but more challenging too.
Head Worldcup Rebels i.SL: good alternative.

 

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Slalom ski Rossignol Radical 8SL

"Good, not too extreme SL ski"

Rossignol Radical 8SL




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