Rossignol introduces a new technology into its 7 series: The Carbon Alloy Matrix. This entails integration of carbon and basalt in an open weave to accompany the lightweight paulownia wood core. It mimics the stable, damp nature of metal without compromising responsiveness. Testers applauded the updated construction. “I love the changes made to this ski. It’s much stiffer than the previous version but still playful,” said one, while another noted, “The new construction offers way more support than in the past.” An ABS-resin, honeycomb-shaped skeleton in the tip and tail helps improve turn initiation, decreases swing weight and ensures these babies float above the deepest of deep.