Fie !! on NorthAmerican ski mags.
I searched the net for days for a ski-review of a 2010 Elan GSX Race because I found a deal on-line and after reading this site, me bud and I scored a pair each... $ 234 SHIPPED. W/ BINDINGS. NEW.
Sure it is in Polish; but before you freak... Copy the link and open with Google translate and enjoy. There are lots of links and some trials are needed.Sometimes click the obvious and sometimes the brand logo.
Real Reviews by Real skiers.
2013-14: " Among the testers were double world champion Mario Matt, vice world champion Hannes Reichelt, Austrian Philipp Schörghofer, Josef Strobl, Christof Innerhoffer, Dominique Gisin, Romed Bauman
2011 had Victoria Rebensburg, and another tough old guy Marc Giradelli. The most in depth site I have seen with brief ski-movies of some. Lizzie Goergle is in there too. And Hans Knauss; the ex-downhill-now-camera guy at Wengen and Kitz.
Before you try to make a point about me buying a 4 year old ski:
I think it will be in the ball park to the recent crop of skis that I have tried. I am amazed by how good REAL skis from the last five years have been. These new skis are just 5-10 % Better than a few years ago. Rocker be damned, BTW.
Atomic Redster, Blizzard G-Force FS, Fischer RC Pro and Progressor, Nordica Spitfire Pro and GSR... etc.