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Rating: / 5
Lengths: 151, 158, 165, 172
Stability at speed: 3.53 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.42 / 5
Crud performance: 3.20 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.40 / 5
The 7900 put up solid scores across the board, but it’s happiest carving long, powerful turns, for which it earned one of the category’s highest ratings. A new lightweight sandwich construction abounds with energy and grips tenaciously on hardpack, while the IQ binding system transfers power before you can even think “turn.” The ski executes silky arcs in any snow, and is surprisingly forgiving in light of its power. Lewis said, “Makes you feel balanced and strong.”
GS turners who get after it.
Heavy soup, deep pow or thick crud.