The Black Ops Sender Ti is the unquestioned Hero product of Rossignol's big story for 2020/21 - their 'Creative' range of freeride, touring and freestyle models, all under the Black Ops banner.
Jacked up on titanal to make it stiff and powerful, it would be tricky to remain undercover with this particular operator - the shortest available length is 180cm. Which tells you something about who this ski is aimed at. It's starting to feel like the Arnie character of any Black Ops outfit.
And like Arnie, it's not without its fun side! The Sender Ti is surprisingly manoeuvrable and responsive edge-to-edge, which belies its 4.4kg weight (in the 187cm model). On the other hand it is neither lively nor poppy; this ski is designed to charge. Which it does.
The light honeycomb tips (left over from the Soul 7 and similar models) help when you hit crusty snow, and they are at once forgiving and ruthless at cutting through chopped up snow.
The downside of this type of charger is its single-mindedness often makes it one-dimensional. The Black Ops Sender Ti avoids this trap with some dark arts and ends up a powerhouse with a personality.