• Extreme Makeover Award •
The Angus premiered as Rossignol’s first hybrid-camber board in 2009, and hasn’t changed much since.
For next season, Rossi added Magne-traction, raised the contact points slightly, and lowered the tip and tail. While we liked the Angus before, it will be interesting to see how this juxtaposition of rolled edges and Magne-traction performs.
• The “Thank You not Screwing Up a Good Thing” Award •
LINE Skis Mr. Pollard’s Opus
Once again, the only thing that gets changed on Eric Pollard’s ski is the graphic.
And once again, Eric’s new graphic is arguably the best one out there. Again.
Nordica Soul Rider
It’s forgiving and intuitive for intermediates, fun and energetic for freestyle-y advanced and expert skiers.
The Soul Rider has stood as a benchmark of ours in the ~100mm underfoot, playful all-mountain ski category. Zero reason to change a ski that’s this much fun.