Rating: / 5
The Waymaker Carbon 100 W artfully dips into the race-born technology parts bin of its Redster counterpart. It super-charges the edge power of this three-buckle design with a carbon-infused rear spine and a Redster-like rearfoot grip. That creates a control center that generates powerful lateral moves on any snow surface. Testers were impressed with how strongly this hike mode 100 flex rolled skis up on edge and held steady at speed. The women's Waymaker also swipes Live Fit technology, integrating it into the lateral side of its Medium width lower to provide 6th toe relief. Testers say the toebox and forefoot is ample, bordering on wide territory. Good skiing women with higher volume feet will do well here, especially given that the Waymaker instep height is tall for a medium width. Testers liked the well-cushioned shin feel and long-travel flex feel. They said it had a springy quality and promoted active skiing moves in a variety of turn sizes and shapes.