Thanks to the titanium laminates of the S97 Freeride, you can get lots of grip on hard packed snow. The wood core of this ski provides a sturdy feel to your run. This ski differs from the closely related S7 Freeride in that it has zicral reinforcement (as opposed to the S7's kevlar/carbon), a freeride tip (as opposed to the S7's powder shape), and smaller rockers and radius. Another difference is that while the S7 is 100% devoted to powder, the S97 is only 60%. This ski also differs from the S80 and S86 models, in that they are less devoted to powder (the S80 is 40% and the S86 is 50%), and the S80 has a smaller tip rocker (225 as opposed to the S97's 245). This ski differs from all the other models in the Freeride series in that it has a large 22.2 meter radius, which allows you to make extra wide turns. There are size options available for the Rossignol S97 Freeride ski.