October 6, 2010
Want a floaty powder board that can handle groomed run-outs? The Prophet 115 is a one-ski quiver for those who live with ample, soft snow. Its enormous tip floats well, though the sidecut, which starts early, can be hooky if you’re not paying attention. It’s a charger that bulldozes over crud instead of slicing through it, with a heft best suited to the strong-legged and a preference for wide-open slopes over tight spots.
October 6, 2010
This responsive, buttery ride is a great fit for a “jibber with all-mountain tendencies—one who knows what edges are for and how to use them.” (So said a tester who fits that description exactly.) The Cryptonite has a basket full of attributes—it’s light, nimble, quick, damp, and poppy. Its easygoing nature suits a wide range of abilities. It grips well, especially in medium-radius turns (the sidecut is halfway between slalom and GS), and acquits itself admirably in a variety of conditions.
April 12, 2010
We asked manufacturers to make the case for their best low-cost, high-performance models. As you read, keep in mind that the prices listed are suggested retail prices. Shop around and you’ll likely find these skis for a couple hundred bucks less than what’s listed.
February 5, 2010
Skiing Magazine had a chance to ski a few of next year’s skis at the SIA On Snow Demo Days at Winter Park. Due to the huge amount of skis available and the little time we had, we limited ourselves to fat skis. We tested a handful of new, redesigned and carryover models between 95mm and 115mm underfoot. Although certain skis did better in certain conditions, there really wasn't a bad ski among them.