Expert Review: 2024 Rossignol Sender 90 Pro Skis [with Video]Published on 11/04/2023 · 5 min readSkiing Experts Ian Hamilton and Luke Hinz tested the 2024 Rossignol Sender 90 Pro skis in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories.
Curated Skiing Experts Ian Hamilton and Luke Hinz got their hands on the 2024 Rossignol Sender 90 Pro this spring. 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 Rossignol Sender 90 Pro or need recommendations on which ski would be best for you, reach out to a Skiing Expert here on Curated.
Before we get started, 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? [Ian] Rossignol really markets this as their entry level park ski. It's light, soft, and forgiving. It has a good twin tip and a more center mounting point from their more directional skis.
[Luke] Despite having the word “Pro” in the title, Rossignol actually markets the Sender 90 Pro as an entry level freeride ski. This is definitely a more beginner oriented ski. One important thing to know about the ski is it’s also a system ski, so it comes with its own bindings. These bindings are rated for both traditional alpine and GripWalk soles. Rossignol designed the Sender 90 Pro to be a low cost, high performance ski. It's 90 millimeters underfoot, so it's a mid fat ski.
What is your overall impression of the ski? [Ian] I think it lives up to exactly what they sell it as. I had a really good time on it! It’s a lightweight, budget friendly, easy to ski, and very forgiving intro park ski.
[Luke] Overall, the Sender 90 Pro is a great value ski - you're getting a ton with this package at a really good price. They're fun, playful, and maneuverable. You can take them on piste, off piste, to the park, and you can ski switch with them. It’s a super versatile ski.
How does the shape of the ski affect the way it rides? [Luke] The Sender 90 Pro has a bit more rocker in both the tip and the tail. It also actually has a fairly stiff midsection but has a much softer tip and tail, which is what you often see in a freeride ski. These are fairly light skis and there's no metal in them, just a wood core. This is really nice for a beginner skier because it’s easier to maneuver and less harsh on your legs.
How does the ski turn? [Ian] It's definitely not as good of a carving ski as Rossignol’s more directional skis just because the mounting point is a bit more center. But, it does have a good bit of camber underfoot. With a little bit of early rise in the tips, the turn initiation was really easy.
What is the edge hold like? [Luke] The ski is going to have a little bit less edge grip and control than some other beginner skis.
How is it for freestyle skiing? [Ian] I really like this ski for the skier that's just getting into the terrain park, playing around skiing switch, and doing spins.
[Luke] This is definitely a ski that you could take in the park.
Could you speak about playfulness and pop? [Ian] It's playful, jibby, and buttery.
Is it good for skiing switch? [Ian] It skis really well switch.
[Luke] While this isn't a full twin tipped ski, it is a partial twin tip. You can definitely ski switch on this, which is really nice for a beginner ski.
How is it for freeride skiing? [Luke] This ski would work well for skiing off piste for lighter skiers. With this being more of a free ride oriented ski, this would definitely help newer skiers advance in skill.
How is it in powder? [Luke] I did actually ski these in some powder and they gave me pretty decent float, and they were very easy to maneuver.
How is it skiing in the trees? How is its maneuverability? [Luke] Most beginner skis are oriented really only for on piste skiing, whereas these are skis you could confidently take off piste in more advanced terrain, trees, and moguls and really have a ball on. But, they're still forgiving enough and flex that they're not going to punish you if you have bad form.
What terrain is this ski good for? [Luke] The little bit of rocker in the tip and tail makes it much more oriented for skiing off piste. So, while they're not the stiffest ski, you could ski on these for a long time, take them into more advanced terrain, and be confident that they're going to ski well.
Who would you recommend these skis to? [Ian] It's definitely a more beginner to intermediate ski for the lighter or less aggressive skier. This is a really good budget friendly ski option.
I think a lot of people would really like the ski and it would make park skiing easy and fun for a lot of people who are just trying to get into it. So, if that sounds like something you want, then you should check out the Rossignol Sender 90.
[Luke] This is a great all mountain ski for beginners to even upper intermediates that don't want to spend a lot of money on a setup.
Also, the Sender 90 Pro would be a great option for a new skier who is ambitious about quickly going off trail or quickly going to ski in the terrain park.
The Sender 90 Pro would also be a great option for tweeners, anyone from like age 11 to 14, who could be a bit more advanced and want more affordable skis because they know they might eventually grow out of it.
It's also a really good budget option for adult skiers who are more on the cautious side and want a very playful, non stiff ski but also want to go off piste right away.
Who should avoid these skis, there are better options out there for them? [Ian] A heavier or more aggressive skier will flex these out pretty quick.
Skis work differently for different types of skiers. If you are wondering whether the Sender 90 Pro is the right ski for you, chat with Ian, Luke, or any other Skiing Experts here on Curated, and they’ll put together free, personalized ski recommendations on the best skis for your needs.