With shaping influenced by the race department and a user-friendly construction the S/Max 8 W is the perfect choice for aspiring piste skiers. Edge Amplifier helps maintain grip throughout the turn by transferring maximum power to the edge and just the right amount of rocker allows turn initiation to be effortless for fluid linked carves on groomed snow.
Terrain Type & Ability Level
Pistes are the home, forget about anything else. Cruising blues and reds or building up some speed and riding the edge all the way through a turn. Black runs are fine too, though they won’t be attacked so hard.
Intermediate to advanced skiers looking for precision and energy in a package that also allows some forgiveness. The S/Max 8 W is for piste enthusiasts who want to rack up mile after mile of turns on groomed snow. Carving is be the aim but the construction also allows for easy turn release to facilitate sliding or skidding.
73mm in the waist and a 14m radius (160cm) 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 into the tip and tail for a long effective edge and better grip; 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 if you want that feeling of grip.
No rocker on this ski, it’s full camber for full grip and maxium response
A poplar woodcore offers stability, liveliness and forgiveness while ensuring good ski-to-snow contact. A single layer of Titanal reinforcement on top of the core improves the edge grip, energy transmission and response.
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: Cat (Castleford) Held the hardpack really well and felt super smooth and stable on the piste, even though conditions weren’t perfect. It’s so easy to ski and really encourages progression.
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- Skier Ability: Intermediate/Advanced
- Terrain Type: Piste
- Rocker: Full Camber
- Radius: Short
- Base: Sintered
- Bindings: Integrated, M11 GW
- DIN: 3.5 - 11
- Construction: Semi Sidewall
- Core: Wood, Titanal Laminate
- Demo: No
- Sizing Description: Chin to nose height is ideal for quick responses and easy handling. Go longer for extra stability and wider, bigger turns.