Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.45 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.28 / 5
Crud performance: 3.25 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.23 / 5
With its pleasing combination of reassuring heft and sprightly rebound, the Magnum 8.1 might be the perfect introduction to wider waists for skiers mostly accustomed to cruising groomers. Marker's Duke/Jester heel and the slop-free IQ interface combine to give it all the edge power needed for clean carving on corduroy. But when it dumps, that extra width opens up new worlds. "A really comfortable ski built to cruise any conditions," said Lewis.
Smoothing afternoon chop on groomers
Lots of bumps or short turns