Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 4.03 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.07 / 5
Crud performance: 3.18 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.36 / 5
Like the AC30 (see AMC), the AC20 gets a full wood core and extra mass over the edges for positive edge-hold. Some testers worried it could be too strong for intermediates-but a great value for experts. If you're still working on carving, the AC20's deep sidecut will help. But it's better suited to one who appreciates the feel of edges locked in snow. "Aspiring, my [rhymes with gas]!" said Hogen. "It could have raced the World Cup a few years ago."
Clean, crisp, powerful arcs
Forgiveness-or even small moguls