Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.60 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.72 / 5
Crud performance: 2.91 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.01 / 5
Here’s that solid, powerful IQ binding interface again, making one of the widest skis in the group perform like something 15 mm narrower, thanks to its exacting boot-to-edge energy transfer. The 8.1’s wood-coreconstruction yields a snappiness that earned it top honors in rebound energy, but it’s also reasonably content to relax, and it skids off speed readily when you’re tired or feeling lazy. “Rips the fall line a new one, but cross-hill carves are also on the menu,” said Hogen.