With high scores in Playfulness and Quickness, the Genesis 96 was an easy tester favorite. “Zippy little skis,” said one tester. “Perfect for an intermediate skier.” That zippiness might be attributed to its heart of bamboo and poplar, with class-leading forgiveness provided by a well-tuned rocker profile that initiated turns almost as easily as it released them. “Fun enough in pow and chunder to make it one-ski-quiver worthy.
STRENGTHS: Quickness, Playfulness, Overall Impression