Hart Contour SP


1998 Player-Silver Medal Winner

Size: 160-190 cm
Price: $395
Details: Hart, with its popular, moderate sidecut and ultralight feel, has become known for automatic initiation and supple flex. The SP is no exception. "Its friendly flex lets you ease from a skid to a carve, and also lets you turn up the volume and lay down some arcs," said Livran. It's best on the groomed, but apply light pressure, and the Contour handles crud, too. Women and lighter men who spend time on western snow will really appreciate the SP.

Positives: The lightweight feel makes for great maneuverability
Negatives: It's not happy on ice