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We review Rossignol's flagship recreational piste ski, the Nova 6.

Level
Recreational
Flex Rating
0
Terrain
Piste
Best for
Skiers content with riding pistes and enjoying the scenery.
Price
£415
Season
2020/21
lengths
156, 149, 163
Bindings?
Yes
Playfulness
8
Energy
9
Value
10
Edge hold
10
Stability
9
Turn initiation
9
Overall Score
9
+
Offers everything the beginner and progressing intermediate will need
Chattery at speed

The Nova 6 is a solid recreational ski for progressing intermediates or those looking for something fairly forgiving to cruise the pistes a week a year.

We found the Nova 6 to be excellent in low speed, long radius turns typical of a beginner skier not looking to push the envelope. In this type of turn the ski is responsive and stable, encouraging progression to slightly faster speeds.

At higher speeds though, experts will find that the light weight of the ski and the relatively low-tech approach means that stability suffers, with the ski succumbing to some chatter and general lack of control, but that's not the Nova 6's market.

This soft tip and tail make the Nova 6 relatively playful and easy to handle, especially when initiating turns. This gives something for beginners and intermediates to easily grasp and then grow with, although they aren't particularly smooth over chopped up snow.

For the money these are an excellent entry level option for those looking to get off rental skis or a solid choice if you are an intermediate not looking to push the envelope.

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