The S/Max 10 has everything you want from a ski built for groomed runs. Edge Amplifier ramps up energy transmission by integrating the ski/binding system more effectively than ever before, resulting in unmatched levels of grip and precision on even the hardest snow. The wood core, Titanal reinforcing and semi sandwich sidewall construction ensure power and stability for skiing at speed on any surface.
Terrain Type & Ability Level
Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Red runs and blacks, it will cruise a blue run but you’ll be missing the fun factor that a bit of speed and some quick edge changes can bring on steepr slopes.
Experienced intermediates up to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy. Though the S/Max 10 may not be so much about all-out power, you can push it pretty hard. It’s for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. They’ll be good skiers with an understanding of how to carve but they don’t have to be turning the skis totally cleanly yet, there could still be some skid at the start or end of the turn. This model will help to perfect the turns because turning is its forte, and, if you’ve forgotten how much fun it can be then get ready to remind yourself.
73mm in the waist and a 15m radius (170cm) means this ski likes to turn and switch edges quickly whilst having enough width to feel nice and solid when the snow roughs up. It keeps the widest sections far into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip. The tip has enough of a smooth transition so that it is predictable in to turns; the width on the blunt tail holds on right through a carve.
No rocker on this ski, it’s full camber for full grip and maxium response
A full poplar woodcore maximises stability and liveliness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A double layer of Titanal, one on either side of the core, boosts hard snow performance. It increases precision, offers a good edge grip and improves responsiveness.
Semi Sandwich Sidewall is the best of both. The cap at the tip and tails reduces the swing weight, adds durability and assists with starting and completing turns due to its forgiveness. The sidewall underfoot improves the precision and the grip on firmer snow.
Edge Amplifier SL
This is a built-up area through the centre of the ski around the binding, visually obvious, you can sense how it will affect the ski. The redesigned, SL specific 2-piece Edge Amplifier provides 30% more grip while maintaining the right amount of flex underfoot for increased reactivity, agility and grip.
EB tester’s comments: Steve (Buying Team) The thrill of carving clean arcs and accelerating through turns is brought to life by the power, response and control of the S/Max 10.
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- Skier Ability: Intermediate/Advanced/Expert
- Terrain Type: Piste
- Rocker: Full Camber
- Radius: Short
- Base: Sintered
- Bindings: Integrated, Z12 GW
- DIN: 4 - 12
- Construction: Semi Sidewall
- Core: Wood, Titanal Laminate
- Demo: Yes
- Sizing Description: Chin to nose height is ideal for quick responses and easy handling. Go longer for extra stability and wider, bigger turns.