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Maneuverability

Maneuverability

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October 8, 2010
A versatile ski for women who live where abundant soft snow falls, the Rosa has a deep sidecut that makes quick, snappy turns on groomers and feels responsive and secure on steep aspects. The rockered tip and tail release turns easily and enable the ski to wiggle deftly through trees and bumps. Testers remarked on the Rosa’s lightweight feel and thought it would make a good Western touring ski. It’s forgiving and won’t overpower intermediates.
October 7, 2010
“An all-mountain generalist,” declared one Tahoe-based racer turned free-skier. “I couldn’t find snow it didn’t like.” The fast, stable Eden seemed to prefer strong skiers with technical backgrounds; ex-racers loved its big-turn power while laid-back freeskiers found it a mite obstreperous and unwilling to skid. The wide shovel hooks easily into turns, and the ski is equally comfortable in long and short arcs. A tiny dose of tip rocker is just enough to deflect crud well and enhance agility in tight spots.
October 7, 2010
On groomers the Tornado screams through medium- and large-radius turns with power and precision, gripping securely but disengaging when necessary. In crud, bumps, and trees it’s energetic and maneuverable. It’s perfect for folks looking for a playful ski that knows how to work hard when the time comes—patrollers, instructors, and all-mountain generalists. Overall, it’s a great blend of on- and off-piste strengths. [$1,190 with binding]