2021 Rossignol HERO Elite ST-Ti (R22) SL Skis
2021 Rossignol HERO Elite ST-Ti (R22) SL Skis

2021 Rossignol HERO Elite ST-Ti (R22) SL Skis

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There are varying opinions on how to best size skis, but the general rule for modern ski length is between the skier's chin to the top of the head, depending on the type of skiing and the ability of the user. The guidelines below are for race skis and start with the athlete's height, which you add or subtract length based on discipline, gender, weight, age, and ability of the racer. These are loose guides and you should consult your local coach or ski expert for more specific recommendations.

FIS Race Ski Sizing Guidelines

FIS regulations change frequently, so it is best to consult with your coach or local ski expert before making a final purchase. Please see the current USSA/FIS Equipment Rules for specific age and circuit rules.

Non-FIS Race Ski Sizing Recommendations

Slalom (SL) skis are generally measured between the chin and nose. Giant Slalom (GS) are generally a bit longer and are measured between the nose and top of the head. Lighter weight and less experienced skiers may want to go with a ski that is a bit shorter than the chart below. The opposite is applied to heavier or more aggressive ski racers and you may want to go a bit longer. Again these are only loose recommendations and you should consult with your local ski expert for more specific advice.

NON-FIS Race Ski Sizing Guidelines

Racer Height
Inches
Racer Height
Centimeters
Approx. Ski Length (cm)
45 - 48 114 - 122 100 - 115
49 - 52 125 - 132 110 - 125
53 - 56 135 - 142 120 - 135
57 - 60 145 - 152 130 - 145
61 - 64 155 - 163 140 - 155
65 - 68 165 - 173 150 - 165
69 - 72 175 - 183 160 - 175
73 - 76 185 - 193 170 - 185

Sizing Considerations:

  1. Consult FIS, USSA, and other level appropriate regulations.
    Click here for 2018-2019 USSA/FIS Equipment Rules
    Click here for 2020-2021 FIS SPECIFICATIONS FOR ALPINE COMPETITION EQUIPMENT
  2. Racer's height to weight ratio - a heavier racer may need a longer ski.
  3. Racer's ability level and preference - more advanced skiers can generally handle longer length skis which can be more stable at higher speeds.
  4. Growth of the athlete - you may want to consider sizing up a little if you want to get multiple years out of a younger racer's skis, although most coaches agree that skiing on a slightly shorter ski the second year is preferable to skiing on a ski that is too long.
  5. Coach's recommendations.

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Description & Features

Built for passionate race fans, the HERO ELITE ST Ti is a full-throttle, slalom-inspired race ski designed for technical on-trail skiers. Line Control Technology (LCT) meets a narrower 68mm waist width and short turn sidecut for optimized edge-to-edge quickness, precision, and power. LCT eliminates counter-flexing for maximum stability and optimized trajectory through the turn for total line control.

Features

  • Recreational Slalom Race Ski
  • Line Control Technology
  • Laminate sandwich wood construction
  • Poplar Wood Core
  • Titanal layers
  • Rectangular sidewall
  • Integrated Tip
  • On-Trail rocker
  • R22 Racing Plate
  • Recommended Binding: Look SPX 12 Rockerflex

Rossignol HERO Elite LT-TI GS Ski Specs

Type Size (cm) Waist (mm) Radius (m)
SL MASTERS 172 68 14
SL MASTERS 167 68 13
SL MASTERS 162 68 12
SL MASTERS 157 68 11

Technical Info

INTEGRATED TIP

No screws or rivets so that the tip is perfectly integrated into the ski's shape.

LINE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (LCT)

An evolution of World Cup racing innovation, Rossignol’s patented new LCT construction harnesses pure power and energy, delivering fluid stability in all conditions. Featuring a central “power rail” integrated from tip-to-tail, LCT eliminates counter-flexing of the ski to ensure consistently smooth stability and dynamic control of your line.

RECTANGULAR SIDEWALL

RECTANGULAR SIDEWALL constructions feature a horizontal layering of core materials (wood, fiberglass, metal, etc.) combined with full-length vertical sidewalls to deliver optimized edge grip, precision, balance, and power.

OVERSIZED SIDECUT

Ski profile is narrower through the contact point with more flare in the tip than the tail. Provides full edge length grip and power through the turn, quick turn initiation, snappy boost while exiting the turn and quick edge to edge action.

ON TRAIL ROCKER

Adapted rocker at tip only. For easier pivoting on flat skis with a smooth and forgiving feel in the turns. The rise is designed so that once the ski is on its edge, the rocker section resumes contact with the snow, so then the ski works in the turn providing full-length edge contact.