Apache Coomba (2008)
The Coomba aptly honors its namesake. Doug Coombs was the acknowledged master of steep lines, but finesse, not power, was his hallmark. He favored a light, maneuverable ski, and the Coomba would have made him proud, testers surmised. It's metal-free-nice when you're hiking for turns, but also for easygoing playfulness and a maneuverability in tight spots that belies its width. It's gutsy, and will push back when you push it, but it works well with a lighter touch and at slower speeds, too. "Very floaty, but still stable and fun to carve," said Woods.
Versatile soft-snow performance.
Heavyweights, aggressive style of attack.
|Lengths||167, 174, 181, 188|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.54 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.54 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.53 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.05 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||2.75 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||2.82 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.22 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.24 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.37 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.05 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.02 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||2.75 / 5|