Rossignol Announces New 24/25 Skis, Ski Boots, & Snowboards

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Rallybird Soul 102 & Nova 10

Rossignol has revealed some of the details of their 2024-2025 snowsports collection, which includes lots of new skis, ski boots, snowboards, and more.

We began spending time on some of the new gear last week at the Blister Summit, alongside lots of Summit attendees, and BLISTER+ members can check out our Flash Review of the new Rossignol Sender Soul 102 for our initial on-snow impressions of that ski. We’ll be getting on more of the new products in the future, but in the meantime, let’s discuss the details of the new collection.

2024-2025 Rossignol Vizion Ski Boots

First up, we have a new series of boots designed for both all-mountain performance and ease of entry / exit.

The Vizion boots accomplish this via a new shell and spine design. The lower looks like a traditional 2-piece overlap design, with the exception of a large cutout at the rear / spine of the boot. That opening is covered by an articulated “highback” that is reinforced by an articulated steel spine that serves as the anchor point for the cuff-release mechanism (see the first slide, below).

That release mechanism is actuated by the lower of the two cuff buckles; Rossignol calls this the “Double Buckle” and it unlocks the release mechanism via an internal cable when flipped open. Lastly, the Vizion boots’ “Step In Liner Full Custom” features elastic areas to allow the liner to bend with the articulating cuff when stepping in / out of the boot.

Interestingly, this concept seems somewhat similar to Dynafit’s Hoji Lock walk / ski mechanism, but Rossignol doesn’t mention touring / uphill performance when describing the Vizion boots, and the boots don’t feature tech fittings. Rather, Rossignol states that “Vizion is a ski boot with all the attributes of a high-performance four-buckle boot, but one that offers incredibly easy foot entry.”

The Vizion boots will reportedly be available in three different last widths (“low-volume, medium-volume, & high-volume”); the women’s models will be available in 80, 90, and 100 flex ratings, while the men’s will be available in 100, 120, and 130.

2024-2025 Rossignol Hero World Cup Boots

Rossignol is also updating some of the boots in their race-oriented Hero collection. The Hero World Cup “Z-Series” (their lowest-volume, “plug-style” boots) reportedly return unchanged, but they’ve tweaked their 97mm-last Hero World Cup models (i.e., the ones with flex numbers in their names, instead of “Z”).

The new boots reportedly feature a new last and new shell structure; Rossignol says that “the walls of the shell are thicker to bring them closer to those of the Z Series” and that “the new design delivers greater torsional rigidity.” In a similar vein, they’ve also increased the wall thickness at the top of the boots’ upper cuffs and reinforced the rear of the boot to improve rear support and “enhance the rebound.” Rossignol also states that the new boots have the same canting and axis of rotation as the Z Series.

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Hero World Cup 140 LV

2024-2025 Rossignol Nova Skis

Moving on from piste-oriented boots, Rossignol has also highlighted two new models in their women’s piste-oriented ski series. The revamped Nova 10 and Nova 14 are reportedly designed for “expert and committed women skiers looking for high-performance carving skis with an elegant design.”

The 24/25 Nova 10 and Nova 14 reportedly feature identical sidecut dimensions (130-75-112 mm) and sidecut radii (12 m @ 163 cm), and they’re available in the same lengths (156, 163, 169 cm). Rossignol also lists the same core materials for both (e.g., poplar PEFC wood core, Titanal Beam, & Carbon Alloy Matrix reinforcements), but the Nova 14 comes with higher-end Konect NX 12 bindings, while the Nova 10 comes with lighter and less expensive Xpress 11 bindings.

Rossignol also highlights that the new Nova 10 and Nova 14 feature 30% recycled bases, up to 80% recycled titanal metal, and up to 20% recycled steel edges.

2024-2025 Rossignol Arcade Skis

Next up, we’ve got Rossi’s new Arcade series. These follow in the footsteps of Rossignol’s previous Experience collection and are described as their “All-Mountain” series. Rossignol says that the new Arcade 84 and Arcade 88’s “combination of a shorter turn radius with a rocker tip and tail profile make for progressive carving on all types of terrain.”

(Note: We haven’t yet gotten info on the entire 24/25 Rossignol model lineup, but we’ll report back if / when we learn more about additional models, which 23/24 models are carrying over for 24/25, which 23/24 models are getting discontinued, etc.)

The Arcade 84 and Arcade 88 are both targeted at expert and advanced skiers and reportedly feature Rossignol’s PEFC-certified wood cores, “Line Control Technology” (LCT), and “Vibration Absorption System” (VAS). The Arcade 88 gets a “full titanal” reinforcement while the Arcade 84 features a smaller titanal layer around the center of the ski. Rossignol also states that the Arcade skis feature a bio-based resin that reduces their carbon footprint by 8%.

Here are some of the basic stated specs for the Arcade 84 and Arcade 88.

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Arcade 84

2024-2025 Rossignol Arcade 84
Available Lengths: 152, 160, 168, 176, 184 cm
Stated Dimensions: 133-84-121 mm
Stated Sidecut Radius (176 cm): 15 m
Stated Weight per Ski (length not specified): 1750 g w/o bindings

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Arcade 88

2024-2025 Rossignol Arcade 88
Available Lengths: 154, 162, 170, 178, 186 cm
Stated Dimensions: 136-88-125 mm
Stated Sidecut Radius (178 cm): 15 m
Stated Weight per Ski (length not specified): 1800 g w/o bindings

2024-2025 Rossignol Sender Soul, Rallybird Soul, & Sender Free Skis

Next up, we move into Rossignol’s 24/25 freeride ski collection. The big news is the addition of two brand-new models, the Sender Soul 102 and the women’s Rallybird Soul 102.

As their name implies, these new skis blend elements of Rossignol’s recent Sender / Rallybird and Sender Free skis while also drawing inspiration from Rossignol’s popular Soul 7 ski. These two new models feature Rossignol’s “Air Tip,” “Line Control Technology” (LCT), “Vibration Absorption System” (VAS), and a titanal layer underfoot. Rossignol says that the Soul skis are “for advanced and intermediate freeriders who like to ski in a variety of terrain or snow conditions” and that their “versatile, light, and snappy feel comes in at a weight that lends itself just as well to touring or resort skiing.”

I.e., these Sender Soul and Rallybird Soul skis are designed to be more accessible and less demanding than the 23/24 Sender Ti and Rallybird Ti skis. Rossignol also states that the Soul skis feature a bio-based resin that reduces their carbon footprint by 8%.

Rossignol is also adding a Sender Soul 92, but details on that ski are limited for the time being. We’ve been told that it fills a somewhat similar role in the line as the Blackops 92, being a more budget-oriented model with less of the brand’s high-end tech.

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Sender Soul 92

Here are some of the basic stated specs for the Sender Soul 102 and Rallybird Soul 102:

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Sender Soul 102

2024-2025 Rossignol Sender Soul 102
Available Lengths: 156, 164, 172, 180, 188 cm
Stated Dimensions (length not specified): 136-102-126 mm
Stated Sidecut Radius (180 cm): 16 m
Stated Weight per Ski (length not specified): 1900 g

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Rallybird Soul 102

2024-2025 Rossignol Rallybird Soul 102
Available Lengths: 150, 156, 164, 172 cm
Stated Dimensions (length not specified): 135-101-125 mm
Stated Sidecut Radius (164 cm): 15 m
Stated Weight per Ski (length not specified): 1700 g

Rounding out the new skis is the 2024-2025 Rossignol Sender Free 118. As you might guess, this ski replaces a longtime Blister favorite, the Blackops 118. Unfortunately, details on the new ski are quite limited right now, but it reportedly shares the same dimensions (146-118-141 mm), sidecut radius (25 m @ 186 cm), and available lengths (176 & 186 cm) as the Blackops 118. Rossignol’s stated weight for the 186 cm Sender Free 118 is 2500 grams per ski, which is just 50 grams less than their stated weight of the 186 cm Blackops 118.

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Sender Free 118

So, this appears to be more of a (subtle?) core update than any significant change to the previous ski’s shape or rocker profile. At the very least, it was clear at the Summit that the new Sender Free 118 features Rossignol’s “Air Tip” construction, but Rossignol’s stated weight suggests they haven’t seriously messed with the overall weight of the ski (great news, in my book). We’ll report back as soon as we have more info, but we’re very eager to see just how similar or different the Sender Free 118 feels when compared to the Blackops 118. It definitely has a lot to live up to, but for what it’s worth, our reviewer, Mark Danielson, did get a few laps on the Sender Free 118 at the Blister Summit and he said that I shouldn’t worry as much as I had been (my worry being that they made it a very different ski vs. the Blackops 118, which I think is just about perfect for what it is).

2024-2025 Rossignol Revenant & XV Slashimi Snowboards

Finally, we’ll close out with two new Rossignol boards.

The Revenant has been overhauled, still serving as a versatile true twin, but now featuring 90% camber with the goal of improving precision, stability, and shock absorption. It also features a tweaked version of Rossignol’s hybrid “RADCut” and serrated edges; it’ll be available in a 154, 158, 162, 159W, 163W, and 166W. Rossignol hasn’t put out a flex rating for the new Revenant, but we’re curious to see how it compares to the Rossignol Juggernaut we reviewed earlier this season, since they both look (on paper) like precise, stable, mostly cambered true twins.

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol Revenant

On the directional side of things, Xavier De Le Rue has a new model in his signature series. Rossignol says that the XV Slashimi is “the perfect everyday board with a huge freeride capacity that will make the wait for heavy snowfalls a blessing.”

Rossignol Announces 2024-2025 skis, ski boots, and snowboards | Blister discusses the details.
2024-2025 Rossignol XV Slashimi

Not to be confused with the current XV Sashimi, it seems like Rossignol is positioning the XV Slashimi as the more versatile, all-mountain model in the XV collection. It features a “Reverse Super Directional” flex profile and some of the tech of the other XV boards, such as their “L.I.T.E. Grip” urethane stringers, RADCut sidecut design, and “Light pop wood CBF2” core, which features flax and basalt reinforcements. The new Slashimi reportedly features 80% camber and Rossignol describes it as “very playful on the small sizes” but with “more of a backcountry and freeride feel on the bigger sizes.”

We’re looking forward to spending time on a bunch of these new products, so stay tuned for more later this season.

15 comments on “Rossignol Announces New 24/25 Skis, Ski Boots, & Snowboards”

  1. The Black Ops 118 has been highly revered so I guess it makes sense for Rossignol to keep it fairly unchanged. I personally was hoping for a new revision that slotted in somewhere between BlackOps 118 and Sender Squad with regard to length and mount point. Somewhere around 188-191cm in length and -6 to -9cm mount point. I still haven’t had the chance to ski the BO118, but on paper, it doesn’t nail my checklist of characteristics. The new topsheet should be popular with LA Lakers fans.

  2. Ugh gross I hadn’t realized it is Lakers colors. Interested to hear how it skis but not sure I can get it until they change the top sheets.

  3. I am sad. The Blackops 118 is my favorite ski, and I own 8 pair of skis. My second favorite ski (Nordica E104Free) also discontinued for next year. I already had to buy an extra E104F to keep in storage, wondering if now I’ll need to do the same with the BO118. Sad sad sad

    • Where did you mount your Enforcer 104’s? I picked up a pair before the season (year return policy), but want to demo before I mount.

      Since the BO 118 is my favorite ski of all time (mounted at -5 to -5.2cm from true center/-3 from recommended), I also picked up a 2nd backup pair 6 weeks ago haha. Love them that much. Didn’t know changes were being made either.

      This makes me happy to hear you love the 104’s so much. What are their main traits you like?

  4. The death of the Black ops name and the original ski is sad, but if it means we’re getting a Sender free 118 in 194 cm I can definitely let it go… (lookin at anyone from Rossi reading this)

  5. Is Black Ops 98 totally gone for 2025? That is a great ski. Worry it will get dropped to make way for the the Soul 102, which will surely sell more units but guessing a totally different ski.

  6. The continued lack of a longer length for the 118 is quite disappointing. I had high hopes that an update to the blackops 118 would yield a longer length. Is there any chance we might see a 190+ still?

    • I was surprised by that as well, especially since they’ve tested longer prototypes. Hopefully we’ll see that in the future at some point.

  7. Rossignol giveth then taketh away. Loved the purebred blackops line. If only they had made more in varying widths namely 108 it might’ve ushered in a new dynasty after soul (sorry sender free 110, you just ain’t it imo). But… Would’a shoulda could’a. Rossi ain’t listening any of their real fans, Just feels like they’re being run by green peace now.

  8. Would the Blackops W 92 be a good beginner / intermediate ski? My sons girlfriend did really well in the Liberty Genesis 90 in a 165 and has a good deal available on the 166 Blackops 92?

    • Unfortunately, we haven’t skied that one, but on paper, it seems like it could be a pretty good fit for someone who got along well with the Genesis 90; seems like the two fill a somewhat similar slot in the market.

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