Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 2.70 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.30 / 5
Crud performance: 3.10 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.00 / 5
Pro The women also tested the CMX Comp IQ, and so seldom do they agree with anything the men say that we cherish moments like this. Same ski, shorter length, almost identical results and comments. The women were similarly wowed by the energy of the CMX Comp, its nuanced combination of edge-hold and forgiveness and its versatility of turn shapes on the groomed. They especially delighted in finding a ski that truly excels in slalom-tight arcs—a tribute to the quickness of the same IQ interface that powers the CMX Pro (see AME Speed)—but gave it props for having the guts to perform at high speed. "Fun, light and quick, but not at the expense of power," said Sheinberg. Con Like the men, female testers worried about soft-snow versatility.