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4FRNT Devastator (2015)

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Rating: 1.72 / 5
Price: $659.99
Year: 2015
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 111, 108, 105
Tip/Tail/Waist: 142-111-137(194), 13
Lengths: 194, 184, 174

Stability at speed: 2.38 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.87 / 5
Crud performance: 2.05 / 5
Flotation: 2.99 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.00 / 5
Overall: 1.72 / 5

The Devastator is the fattest model in 4FRNT’s Identity series of more all-around skis for both men and women. Skis in the Identity series take many of the top-level technologies from 4FRNT’s more pro-oriented skis and implement them in skis with a broader range of abilities. The Devastator is an all-mountain ski that, because of its 108-mm waist, plays more to the Western skier. It’s built with a wood core, semi-cap construction, and most notable, Reflect Tech-identical rocker and sidecut radii that 4FRNT says allows the sidecut and rocker to work together more effectively to make a smooth, predictable ride. Utah-based 4FRNT was founded in 2002 by pro skier Matt Sterbenz and has been rider-owned and operated ever since. The Devastator, along with many of 4FRNT’s skis, is built in the Elan factory in Slovenia. It was tested in the Mixed Snow West category. Here’s what testers said:
Andy Beekman: â