OUR TOP PISTE SKIS FOR 2019

04/09/18

OUR TOP PISTE SKIS FOR 2019

On a ski holiday, there is little better than waking up to freshly groomed corduroy pistes, bluebird weather and the anticipation of that first pristine run. Helping you make the most of these perfect conditions is our top men's and women's piste skis for 2018/19.

Women's

Salomon

S Max 10 W





Radius: 13m
Waist:
73mm
Rocker:
Tip
Demo:
Available

Designed to ensure piste skiing is fun, Salomon have really hit the nail on the head with S Max 10 W. Nimble and precise it responds quickly to skier input, railing turns like a race model when you put it on edge, but it is not a hard ski to use or tap into the full potential. Our testers loved the feeling of lightness and total edge hold.

Tester’s comment
Florrie (Covent Garden)
"Their carving ability really encourages you to get them on an edge and go for it. It’s a perfect ski to hone your carving skills on and have fun whilst doing it. Loved them."


Women's

Dynastar

Intense 10




Radius: 12m
Waist:
73mm
Rocker:
Tip
Demo:
Available

The Intense 10 will delight intermediates looking for a rewarding piste ski that boosts confidence and encourages improvements in technique. The new lighter Active Air Core makes the ski feel more agile and responsive than previous versions. Full sidewalls provide plenty of grip and precision along the skis length. Dynastar’s signature Powerdrive technology enhances the interaction between these various materials to make the most of the skis natural flex, improving stability and snow contact for a smoother, more enjoyable ride.

Tester’s comment
Mikaela (Chelmsford)
"Very easy to handle on piste, I had great fun putting it on an edge and letting the ski do the work for me. Perfect for cruising around on firm snow."



Men's

Salomon

S Max 10





Radius: 15m
Waist:
73mm
Rocker:
Tip
Demo:
Available

This was a difficult category to pick just 1 winner but the way the S Max 10 wowed the testers with its precision handling and limitless grip, from such a user friendly set up, gave it the edge over many excellent skis. It encouraged the intermediates to ski faster and more positively; it impressed the advanced skiers with its edge hold and ability at every speed.

Tester’s comment
Steve (Buying Team)
"The thrill of carving clean arcs and accelerating through turns is brought to life the by power, response and control of the S/Max 10."



Men's

Fischer

Progressor F18





Radius: 12-15m
Waist:
74mm
Rocker:
Tip
Demo:
Available

The Progressor F18 is an incredibly lively, responsive and light piste ski that seems to turn in the blink of an eye and just loves to hold an edge and ride a clean carve. The Dual Radius System uses a tighter radius at the tip for easy turn initiation and a longer radius underfoot for better balance, this works in harmony with the tip rocker and camber. Lightness comes from the Air-Tec milling out a specific area of the core and the Carbon Tex fibres that add strength with no excess weight.

Tester’s comment
Benj (Castleford)
"Its ability to offer such strong performance and grip for a light ski is impressive. It’s playful but surprisingly strong, perfect for advanced piste skiers not wanting all out power."

Posted by: Andy J Tagged as: Ski Equipment,Skis,Ski Testing