Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.59 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.44 / 5
Crud performance: 2.87 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.10 / 5
If you’re content to go on linking slow, skidded turns, fine. But look elsewhere for a ski, because the Ignitor almost insists that you carve, and it would be an exhausting choice for daylong skidding. On the other hand, the upside is huge for an athletic, aggressive intermediate looking for game-improvement. It’s the quickest ski in the category, and one that rewards the right moves with thrilling responsiveness. “Strong, lively, powerful; begs to be pushed,” said Hochman.