Kastle C09


1998 Executive-Silver Medal Winner

Size: 170-190 cm
Price: $255
Details: Not everybody wants to rip carved turns at high speeds. For those who want to take it a bit slower and still enjoy performance, the Kästle C09 is an easy choice. "A lighter, less aggressive skier who wants to feel a nice carve would gain lots of confidence with this ski," said Moscarella. The C09 is especially good at "forgiving you when you make mistakes and patting you on the back when you make the right moves," said McMenamy. The key: a supple tip section with a nicely snappy tail.

Positives: Big confidence builder at moderate speeds
Negatives: Fades a bit under pressure