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The Rossignol Famous 10 are piste performance skis for advanced to expert women riders looking to rip around on-piste. So do they deserve the fame, or should our review banish them to obscurity forever? Let's find out
Level
Expert
Terrain
Piste
Best for
Expert skiers that want skis to carve on-piste with ease
Price
£595
Season
2017/18
lengths
149,156,163
Bindings?
Yes
Playfulness
8
Energy
9
Value
8
Edge hold
9
Stability
9
Turn initiation
8
Overall Score
8
+
Very responsive and easy to carve
The camber makes it difficult to keep the ski flat

Rossignol is one of the world's largest manufacturers of skis and has produced some classic models through the years which define the market - the Famous 10 has a lot to live up to, but they are certainly holding up, especially if it's hard and fast carving you're into.

They make carving on groomed slopes, especially at higher speeds, easy - both in long radius turns and shorter radius turns at slower speeds. But, where they do struggle is in the more rotational style turn when you don't necessarily want to put the skis on their edges. This makes them less suitable for developing skiers and less versatile across variable terrain, like moguls.

Where they excel is on-piste when executing short radius carved turns that feel super responsive and playful. Getting them onto a solid edge is easy with the slim waist and wider tip and tail that let you ride a turn out, remain highly stable all the way around. When it comes to rotating the skis in the turn, they seem overly aggressive and just want to get onto an edge at every opportunity.

Good value for money for skis that perform at this level and fits well into the expert category for piste skis. They can also handle more variable conditions, but you need to remain aggressive if you're taking them away from the piste.

The new topsheet on this year's model stands out from the crowd, with eye catching looks that are smart and edgy.

Another great ski produced by Rossignol and with this year's new topsheet, they have taken it to another level.