The No. 1 ski in the Hard Snow category ought to be No. 1 in Hard-Snow Grip, and the edgy, powerful Magnum 8.0 is. Throw in No. 1 scores for Quickness and Stability at speed, often opposing characteristics, and it's no wonder the Magnum earns the top Overall Impression score as well. Speed-loving, groomer-ripping carve technicians will love how cleanly it follows its arc in any turn shape, while a touch of rocker gives it appreciable soft-snow versatility (though it's still somewhat crud-averse). Ski it all day, then throw on a coat of wax and crush your beer-league teammates.