Pros: High performance and responsive
Cons: Not so forgiving
When I got off the chair lift, before making the first turn, I felt that the Temptation 88 was stable with a solid platform, which translates to forgiveness in a lot of skis. Then I made my first turn and was surprised by the quickness.....I mean, really surprised. After recovering from the shock of the first turn, I proceeded as usual on my test route, making changes in turn shape was fun fun fun, from short radius, medium radius, and long radius turns and back again. I was inspired to find some unforgiving terrain to play in and was not let down by the stability.
If I were to pick one down side to the Temptation 88 it is that you need to be ready for its responsiveness.
If you're a female skier looking for performance and responsiveness in your daily driver, then you should be Tempted!
Length Tested: 162
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 135/88/124 - 15M
Camber : Early Rise Tip w/camber,
Mount point: Boot Center
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Winter Park
Number of Runs:2
Snow Conditions: Varied, firm to loose granular
Demo or Own:Demo
Height/Weight: 5'6" 135lbs
Ski Days/Season: 80+
Years Skiing: 27
Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse)
Current Quiver: Kastle LX82, Blizzard Samba, DPS Yvette
Home Area: Squaw & Northstar
Preferred Terrain: off-piste, trees