Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 92
The 2016 Smash 7 is the affordable ski in the famous 7 series, with a 92-mm waist appropriate for soft-snow conditions. But while it looks like a 7, it lacks many of the defining features that make the series so successful: no slashy tip and tail taper, no whippy tip-weight reduction. It's a simple, economical cap construction on a poplar core reinforced with fiberglass. It's the only 7 that's sold flat or as a system, with an 11-DIN Rossi Xelium binding. Super light and forgiving, it will suit novices and intermediates who keep the speed down.