Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.73 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.48 / 5
Crud performance: 3.41 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.29 / 5
As for curves, it doesn't get any sexier: This sidecut is built to turn. Fun and snappy, the Heaven's Gate makes concise work of any pitch you throw it on. Atomic's 4Tix binding-one of the lightest on the market-and a foam core make it nimble and agile. Some testers felt it was too light and nervous at full throttle-and too turn-happy to be versatile. Most, though, found it to be fun and trustworthy. "These make ripping steeps a walk in the park," said Wilde.
The frontside slalomer
Heavyweights: It's light and dynamic