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Rating: / 5
Lengths: 145, 150, 155, 160
Stability at speed: 3.22 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.53 / 5
Crud performance: 3.30 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.40 / 5
The Exhale is aptly named—it made our testers breathe easy. One of the lightest systems on the market, it’s responsive and lively, which makes turn initiation a breeze. Even our short test length (160 cm) wasn’t punished for lack of power. It’s forgiving, too, steering you through a turn when you’re not on your game, and then setting you straight for the next one. Ramped up to speed, it takes the heat and begs for more. “Lively arcs with a grounded feel,” said Thys.
Short turns on moderate terrain.
Heavy or powerful women.