Expert Review: 2024 Rossignol Sender 94Ti [with Video]Published on 07/19/2023 · 7 min readSki Experts Rob and Thomas tested the 2024 Rossignol Sender 94Ti skis on carving, freestyle, and freeride at Powder Mountain in Utah.
Curated Ski Experts Rob and Thomas got their hands on the Rossignol Sender 94Ti this spring and put it to the test at Powder Mountain in Utah. Check out how it performed in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories, but consider the fact that each and every skier is different. If you have any questions about the Sender 94Ti or need recommendations on which skis would be best for you, reach out to a Ski Expert here on Curated.
One final point before we dive in: It's worth noting that Curated Experts are not sponsored by any brands. All of these reviews are completely unbiased.
What does Rossignol claim about this ski? [Rob] Rossignol claims that this ski is a playful, all-mountain ski. At 94 millimeters underfoot, it's designed for a skier who spends about half their time on groomers and about half their time off pieced.
What is your overall impression of this ski? [Rob] My first impression of the Rossignol 94 Sender Ti was that it was a playful, easy to maneuver ski with a little bit of stiffness to allow for greater speed.
[Thomas] So, first impressions is that this is just really easy to ski and a mid nineties underfoot means it’s for the west. It's going to be a really great everyday ski. It's not going to be great for skiing powder. It's not going to be the best ski for the most bulletproof icy days, but it's going to be able to handle pretty much everything that you can come across it. The Titanal on the inside of it means that it's going to have more vibration dampening. It's going to do better on the crustier, icy days than a ski without it. And so, this is just a really good one ski to do it all, not a master of anything, but reasonably good pretty much anywhere you take it.
What about the ski shape and profile? How does it impact the skiing experience? [Thomas] This ski is mostly cambered. It has some pretty decent rocker in the tip and then not much in the tail that makes sure that it's a good carver. It's going to make good turns on a groomer. And this rocker is going to allow it to float in powder pretty well.
How is it in terms of speed? [Thomas] At speed, this ski is pretty solid. It has a more traditional tail. It's going to carve big turns. It's not a super top end, like really going to crush it ski. And it's also not something that's going to be ideal for skiing. It’s not very slow either. It's very middle ground.
Is it easy to control at speed? [Thomas] The ski is very easy to control.
How about edge hold? [Rob] Since it has Titanal, it's going to be very stable. This is not a super high speed rip in ski, but it is going to be really stable in a wide variety of snow.
Is it stable? [Rob] This ski does not feel as stable as some super hard chargers. That's a trade off for the accessibility. But it is maneuverable at lower speeds and would be a fun ski to ski at a mix of slow-to-moderate and reasonably high speeds. I wouldn't take this through a race course or charge at Mock-Looney speeds on this ski.
What about dampness? Any chatter in the skis? [Rob] So, like other Rossignol Sender skis, this ski features air tip technology that creates a low swing weight. It also means that the tips can shatter a little bit when you're going over refrozen, uneven terrain. But it's a ski that handles well on edge. It doesn't like super aggressive forward input, but if you've got a more centered stance and you're turning by tipping to the side from the ankle, the ski is going to make some nice carved turns for you.
[Thomas] This ski with the Titanal metal, it's very stable underfoot. It is 95 or 94 underfoot. So, it is not the most narrow or greatest ski for skiing ice. But for what it is, it is going to be very stable.
How is its playfulness and pop? [Thomas] This ski is pretty directional. It's not like a super poppy, playful ski. I would kind of compare it to like the Solomon Stance 96. They both have Titanal, they're both more directional, like for smooth turns, groomers, and all-mountain skiing. It’s not going to be a bouncy, playful ski.
Is this a carving freeride ski? [Rob] This is a freeride ski. It would be fun to take for a few laps through the park, but if you're spending 95% of your day there, this is not the ski for you. The no underfoot adds a little bit of weight to the ski compared to a pure park ski. It is a fun freeride ski. It is fun for a mix of bumps, for soft snow, skiing in the trees, and skiing on groomers. If you want to make the mountain your playground, this would be a good option to consider.
For a ski with Titanal underfoot, it's a pretty accessible ski. I would say strong intermediate-to-advanced skiers are really going to enjoy their time on this ski. Hard-charging experts might want something that's a little stiffer underfoot and people who are really skiing deep powder a lot. Let's say if you lived west of the continental divide, you might choose this for a groomer day, but would probably want a wider ski for a powder day. If you live in the east and ski a mix of Eastern and Western terrain, this would be a really great choice. It’s not the absolute best ski for hard snow, Eastern conditions, but it is a versatile ski that could handle just about any Eastern condition that you throw at it.
How is it riding in the trees? How is its maneuverability? [Thomas] This is a super maneuverable ski. It does have a more traditional tail, which means it likes to carve more than it likes to pivot. This ski is pretty directional. It has a more traditional tail, which means it will like to carve more than it likes to pivot. This means it takes a little more muscle to throw it around in the trees. It's definitely easy to turn quickly, but it's not going to be like the easiest ski for skiing trees if that's what you're primarily looking to do or you're not a very strong skier.
To sum up, what kind of terrain would it perform well on? [Thomas] This is a fantastic ski for anyone in the west who's looking for one ski. It’s going to be able to do a little bit of everything, no matter what the conditions are. For someone in the east who's looking for more of a powder ski and is looking to ski the whole mountain, it is also good.
Any terrain to avoid? [Thomas] This is not a park ski. It's not a free ride ski. You could ski almost anything on it. I would not go hit rails, but if you want to go, even just hit jumps in the park, I think it'll do fine.
Who would you recommend this ski to? [Rob] So, for Eastern skiers who take a trip or two out west each year, this would be a great one ski quiver. It can handle Eastern terrain and is wide enough to ski in the softer snow you're likely to get out west. If you ski exclusively in the west, this would be a great ski for when it's low tide, when it hasn't snowed a little while, or when you're going to be spending time on the groomers or at a more moderate pace.
[Thomas] So, this is a solid intermediate through advanced all-mountain ski. It’s for someone who's just looking for versatility, someone that's skiing in the west and wants one ski that's going to do everything or someone in the east who wants one ski for their more powder days. It would be for someone who, on soft days, still wants some float but wants to be able to ski ice as well.
Who should avoid this ski, there are better options for them out there? [Thomas] This is not a beginner ski, and this is definitely not a park ski.
Skis work differently for different types of skiers. That's where Curated Experts come in handy. Talk to Rob, Thomas, or any other Ski Expert here on Curated. They’ll help you find the right ski for you.