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The Rossignol Scratch has a proven Pipe and Park pedigree and we were keen to test the tweaks made to this season's model.

Level
Advanced
Terrain
Park
Best for
Advanced skiers wanting a proven Park and Pipe performer.
Price
£450
Season
2016/17
lengths
167,174,180
Bindings?
Yes
Smoothness
8
Versatility
7
Energy
7
Value
7
Performance
9
Overall Score
8

The Rossignol Scratch is a Park and Pipe specific ski that proved to be very easy to control, encouraging testers to spin and play with it.

Rossignol have added a touch of tip and tail rocker to the Scratch this year for those who like a little more buttering in their skiing diet, but have resisted the urge to mess with the camber.

At 1.85kg per ski it's not the lightest out there but is still no heavyweight - the verdict is that the Scratch is light enough for tricks while still providing good shock absorption on landings.

The ski demonstrated good edge hold and torsional stiffness when we put it through its paces in Kuhtai.

While its target audience will probably be using the Scratch more to charge up icy halfpipe sidewalls, most people using this on piste will be happy enough zipping around on the prepared flat stuff. There's also a decent sidecut for those pure carving turns on harder packed, groomed snow.

Previous incarnations of the Scratch have earned its place as a Winter X Games favourite and it remains a good ski for playing around in the park, while its funky, burnt orange topsheet will help you stand out - even if your riding is not quite up there with the Tanner Halls of the world.