Ski Test Outtakes: 2010 - Ski Mag

Ski Test Outtakes: 2010

Our expert gear testers—World Cuppers, Olympians, top instructors, retailers and SKI staffers—hit the slopes at Deer Valley, Snowbird and Stratton to put more than 200 skis and boots through the ringer...and the trees, pow, bumps, crud and corduroy. To see what passed the test, click on our gear galleries.
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Men's Powder Wide Skis: 2010 thumb

M's Pow Wide Skis: 2010

Pow and crud are these skis' natural habitat. But when the clouds won't come, they'll graze the groomed like a ride half their size. Built for experts, and perfect for intermediates learning to surf the deep.

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Ski Stickers

Skier Peter Troller started collecting Head, Nordica, K2, and other stickers as an Ohio youngster. Now his kids are into it.

Test Roster: 2010

M's Intermediate Skis: 2010

This is your year for a breakthrough, and these are the skis that will show you the way. Gentle and easygoing, yet strong enough to guide you, they bring out your best and forgive your worst. They will make you better—now.

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W's Cruiser Skis: 2010

You're an expert who demands performance. But you'd prefer to do the driving, thank you very much. These skis are a little less touchy and a little less aggressive than their high-end brethren, but still have plenty of power when you shift into overdrive.

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People's Ski Test 2010, Elan

Elan was busy, sending out lots of test skis over the weekend. We apparently had some racers among our testers, and they B-lined for the Elan tent and cranked out a healthy number of test cards on the SLX and GLX race skis (mostly quite favorable, though we won’t deal with race skis here). Meanwhile, the Speedwave 14 and the 888 were the most-tested—apparently folks weren’t deterred by the 88 waist on the latter. Among skis that got enough test runs for a valid result, here are the rankings: