Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.29 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.10 / 5
Crud performance: 3.26 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.86 / 5
No gimmicks. The Mantra is as simple a construction as anything out there: wood core, vertical sidewalls, metal laminates. And it performs accordingly. Other skis will be less demanding, but the Mantra skis with the power seasoned experts enjoy. In crud it's unflappable, and there's plenty of flotation for powder days and enough edge-grip to get you back to the lift. "A versatile performer," said Woods. "Charges the steeps yet feels at home on groomers."
High stability in rough conditions
Forgiveness or short-turn quickness