Rossignol Bandit B4 (2006)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $879.00
Year: 2006
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 122/94/112
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.30 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.05 / 5
Crud performance: 3.25 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.90 / 5

We tested a 195-cm version of the B4 in this category (the B4 in BME, page 120, was 185 cm) and the pros loved it. Stable as an aircraft carrier, but lively at top speeds. Big, strong guys will love the sheer heft of the new B4. The trademark Rossi dampness is there too. And in this width (94 mm) with a medium cut, it

Props

The sleek, low-slung tip slices through junk snow nicely. It excels under pressure

Gripes

Not very nimble in tight spots. A bit sluggish when you

Tester's Take

"The B4 is bomber in the lightest pow or dust on crust."