Pros: quickness, grip, stable
Years skiing: 35
Home Mt: Crystal Mt. WA
Preferred terrain: steep and deep
Ski tested 176
Days tested: 2
conditions: 12" powder, tracked powder over ice crust
This ski is incredibly easy to ski, maneuverable, and forgiving. Transitions are effortless and very quick. They make short work of bumps and trees, and they hold a good edge on ice if you lay them over. Of course, they ride deeper down in the powder and consequently, they are may not smear as easily as other rockered skis. But they want to make short-radius turns when you put them on edge, so there is not much need to smear. I think this is a great ski for someone who wants an extremely maneuverable ski that excels on groomers and bumps, but also is easy to turn in powder and crud. This ski is a lot of fun.