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PURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX)

The Pursuit 16 Ti/Basalt is a dedicated high-performance carving ski loaded with horsepower for technical expert skiers. World Cup technology and construction with lightweight aerospace laminates provide rock-solid stability and confident edge grip. Power Turn Rocker combines subtle tip rocker with traditional camber, delivering the explosive power of World Cup race skis combined with more playful carving. A new Diamond Shape for quick and clean turn initiation allows faster, more aggressive lines. The Pursuit 16 delivers more versatile turn shapes and exhilarating, hard snow performance for committed frontside skiers.
100% On-Trail
IB: Axial² 120 TPI²

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Skills level
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Usage
  • Groomed
  • 50%
  • Powder

Specs

Reference RA2IS01
Size Available 149,156,163,170,177
Weight 3.9 kg
Structure IPS DIAMOND + MINICAP SANDWICH
Core WOOD CORE
VAS VAS TITANAL ARAMID BASALT INTEGRAL
Camber height HIGH
Rocker height LOW
Camber length *90%*
Rocker length *10%*
Tip H EXTREMITIES
Sidecut 124-74-104
Technology POWER TURN ROCKER
Profile sidecut OVERSIZED
Ski Radius 15.1 m (170)
System TPX

Advantages

  • Control
  • Performance
  • Precision

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RossignolPURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX)
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good carving ability (7)
  • Good grip (5)
  • Smooth ride (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Groomed terrain (6)
    • Moguls (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great on good snow, dubious on bad snow

    By Bernard P.

    from Quebec City, Canada

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comes With Axial Bindings
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Great On Perfect Groomers
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Grip
    • Rocker Tip Is A Con

    Best Uses

    • Groomed Terrain
    • Moguls

    Comments about Rossignol PURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX):

    I bought these to replace my previous Rossignol Zenith 9's, both in 163cm, as they have nearly identical specs. I am a lightweight (145 lbs) skier for 5ft 10in.

    I had been extremely satisfied with the Zenith 9, but have to say I am somewhat disappointed with the Pursuit 16. Basically, it's a softer ski that's easier to carve at slower speeds on groomed snow.

    However, the Pursuit 16 is deflected easily in variable/mixed conditions and holds poorly on icy snow compared to the Zenith 9. In fact, when carving a nice turn on good snow, the Pursuit tends to washout instantly and completely when hitting a patch of ice, instead of simply slipping.

    Should I have gone with the stiffer Pursuit 18? Should I have bought my Pursuit 16 in a longer size to "compensate" for its rocker tip? Why should I have to compensate for the rocker tip?

    The sensations I'm getting from the Pursuit 16 tell me that this would be a better ski without the rocker tip. It would be more assertive in blasting through variable snow and would slip more progressively when encountering ice.

    I hope Rossignol comes back to making no-rocker, full-camber recreational skis. Full-camber should not be only for racing skis.

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    5.0

    Wow. Unbelievable performance.

    By Ike

    from Ottawa Canada.

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rossignol PURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX):

        I picked up these skis to replace my old set of a different brand. First run I skied better than I ever had. Pure turning bliss, very easy to initiate turns, very stable at high speeds and just plain old awesome.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ski that rips

        By Big Al

        from South Lake Tahoe

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Groomed Terrain

          Comments about Rossignol PURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX):

          Quick from edge to edge, and very smooth at speed and yet easy to steer @ slower speedsas well. Holds great on firm snow

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          5.0

          "Wicked" nice skis!

          By Pete

          from Magic Mountain, Vermont

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Good Grip
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Groomed Terrain

            Comments about Rossignol PURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX):

            Fantastic skis. Very responsive, super carving, nice radius - easy turning. Was skiing on Atomics V4 177 and went to Pursuits 163 - huge differance. I'm on the skis all day as Patroller and they are simply the best I've skied.

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            5.0

            Absolute Belters

            By Jonny the jock

            from Aberdeen Scotland

            About Me Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Carving Ability
            • Good Grip

            Cons

            • Poor Flotation

            Best Uses

            • Groomed Terrain
            • Moguls

            Comments about Rossignol PURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX):

            Bought these based purely on reviews and tech specs and - well what can I say - absolutely amazing!! I ski a lot in Scotland where the conditions are changeable to say the least. These skis are so adaptable it is amazing. They want to go all the time and hold a line like nothing I've used before. I'm quite tall and light (5'10 176cm 148lbs 68kgs) as a previous reviewer said the shop I bought them from thought they wouldn't work for me but if you ski aggressively, as I do, they work an absolute treat, the power out of the turns is fantastic. Only downside is the Missus is a complete beginner and you have to work to hold these back (on the turn, on the flat they hold up a bit), but it's worth it. Just started a week in France, alpe d'huez, had a big dump last night and they are no good (for me) in powder more than boot deep. Might float a bit more with speed I'm going to try tomorrow but might go horribly wrong. The shape wouldn't suggest a good powder ski but I was hoping with the 10% rocker I'd be able to do a bit.

            If you are looking for a good power turning ski which will handle different conditions and techniques this is a belter. I've skied ice, packed, groomed, crud, and shallow powder with ease. They will push you harder than you push them!

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            5.0

            Great All Around Ski

            By Tom

            from Hollidaysburg PA

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Carving Ability
            • Good Grip
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain

              Comments about Rossignol PURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX):

              I bought these skis on the advice of a friend who is also in the ski equipment business. I wanted an all mountain ski, but an easy turning one and particularly one that can carve on hardpack or ice. (I ski at Blue Knob, which has plenty of both--but also the best skiing in the state) I love them. They turn beautifully and hold an edge like nothing I've ever skied on. I liked them from the start and they only get better. They are great on all kinds of terrain.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best skiis I have ever skied on!!!

              By Grey Buchholz

              from Toronto Ontario

              About Me Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain
              • Moguls

              Comments about Rossignol PURSUIT 16 Ti (TPX):

              I tried these skis at the Georgian peeks in ontario, and I absolutely loved them, as myself I and not very heavy for my height and I was told that these skis would be to stiff for me but once I got on them it was a completely new experience for me considering I was skiing on atomic race 8 and had never skied on a ski as versatile and as hi quality as this one. I found that these skiis held and edge at high speeds no matter if you hit a bump or a patch of ice and yet it was extremely easy to play around in the moguls as well as powder. Since i only demoed these skiis, and have a ski trip un utah this march brake i am just itching to try these skiis on a big mountain and in 2-3 feet of powder. Over all These skiis were the best skiis I have ever skied on

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