Rossignol Black Ops 98 Skis - Men's: The perfect platform. A progressive all-mountain gunner. Stomp and smear. Arc and carve. Boost and blast. Grease your 'stache. This is the do-it-all, legit quiver-killing, weapon-of-one designed for givin 'er hell all over the hill. POPLAR WOODCORE The heart of the ski consists of a poplar core together with fiberglass. This gives the ski enormous fluidity and responsiveness. Poplar helps to maintain the ski's lively feel throughout its life. 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. PROGRESSIVE SIDECUT An all-new shape for modern all-mountain skiing, our PROGRESSIVE SIDECUT profile delivers confident grip while unleashing more playfulness and fluidity to drift, smear, and carve through any terrain or snow conditions. The rounder tip and tail profiles offer instant engagement while release turns with ease for playful manipulation of changing snow and terrain. POWDER ROCKER Designed for the deepest powder days, our most progressive rocker/camber profile delivers an award-winning balance of confident versatility and effortless float. The blend of longer, lower tip rocker, tapered tail profile, and traditional camber underfoot allows easy steering, instant speed control and the power, energy, and grip to get you back to the lift. POPLAR WOODCORE TI Our Race Department developed LCT POPLAR TI CORE construction delivers maximum power, energy, and stability. POPLAR wood cores optimize dampness while our integrated Line Control Technology (LCT) eliminates counter-flexing of the ski for consistent stability under intense G-forces for dynamic control of your line.