Pros: Nimble, easy turn initiation, playful
Cons: Not ideal for off piste
2012 Rossignol Attraxion Echo 8
Length Tested:162 CM
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 127/75/108 12.8M
Mount point: Suggested (boot center)
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Mt Rose,
Number of Runs: 2
Snow Conditions: Windblown Hardpack
Demo or Own: Demo
The day started out on wind hold and a cozy time chatting with reps over hot cocoa and coffee at the lodge, wondering if/when we'd be booting up and clicking in.
Eventually there was enough break in the weather to head out to the demo tents(who am I kidding. There were not tents and if there were, they were blown into Lake Tahoe)
Rossignol skis had never appealed to me which left me uninspired to go to the Rossi Rep's van, but I had some skis on my "to do" list and and the Echo 8 was one of them.
As soon as I made my first series of turns, I knew why they called it the Attraxion. The turns were easy, the ski was playful, and I wanted to stay out and play on it for a while. If you're the female skier looking have some serious fun on the front side, then the Attraxion Echo 8 is the ski for you.
Height/Weight: 5'6" 135 lbs
Average days on snow: 60+
Years Skiing: 30+
Current Quiver: Blizzard Black Pearl, DPS Yvette Pure
Home Area: Northstar, Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mt Rose
Preferred Terrain: Varied terrain, Off-piste, Trees
Aggressiveness: The moderate side of aggressive, looking for an extra dose of RAWR!