Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.64 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.93 / 5
Crud performance: 3.43 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.90 / 5
At this lower price point, many skis are cap constructions, because they’re cheaper to build than a traditional sandwich ski with sidewalls. (They also tend to be lighter and easier to ski, too.) But the 7.4 has a full sidewall, and all the edge-grip and integrity that comes with it. It’s easy, too—comfortable and calm sliding through turns. But it’s a better leader than follower, and it likes to be skied with energy. “Precise yet forgiving; energetic yet calm on the snow,” Sheinberg said.