Review: Rossignol Blackops 92 Open Skis · 2024Published on 07/19/2023 · 3 min readCurated Ski Expert Leo C. shares their experience using the 2024 Rossignol Blackops 92 Open Skis. Note that experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
The Curated Take
The Rossignol Blackops 92 is a versatile all-mountain ski tailored for intermediate skiers advancing to higher proficiency. This ski offers a playful and poppy feel, excelling in off-piste terrains like moguls and trees. It features an intuitive rocker tip and tail, ensuring effortless turn initiation and release. Moreover, its 92mm waist width and construction provide a balanced mix of surfiness, steady tracking, and carving ease without sacrificing stability. While not built for extreme speeds or deep powder, it's ideal for skiers seeking a blend of performance across diverse mountain conditions.
- Ideal for intermediate skiers pushing to an advanced-level
- Great for improving skills in free ride environments like moguls, parks, and trees with easy turning and control
- Versatile for all-mountain skiing in all but the most extreme conditions
- Paulownia wood core has its limits at top speed without the reinforcement of stiffer core materials
- 92 underfoot doesn't give the most float on days deeper than 5"
- Model: Rossignol Blackops 92 Open Skis · 2024
- Days tested: 2
- Where I’ve used it: Tested on a hardpack day in Colorado and the day after a powder day in Utah
- Terrain: All mountain, groomers, trees, moguls, park, and tracked-out powder
- How many times I've used it: 2