"I love her," said one Eastern tester. "Can I take her home?" Not one single test card contained a negative remark, which is why we named this front-side thriller Ski of the Year among skis narrower than 100 millimeters at the waist. It holds talonlike to the hardest snow and cuts clean, round arcs with the precision of a scalpel, yet it's forgiving and easy to disengage a rare and difficult-to-achieve blend. "Snappy short turns," said another tester, "yet smooth and stable at high speed." Leaning them against the rack at day's end, a third noted that he "left the hill feeling strong and confident."