SKI REVIEWS YOU CAN TRUST

Men's Carvers ski reviews 2018


In the 'Carvers' category, we select skis designed for performance that are both less demanding and more playful than “slalom” and “giant slalom” skis. The main points the reviewers look out for include their overall performance, dynamism, capacity to up the pace, relative flexibility, quality of skid turns and carving, and the sensations experienced by the rider.

They're designed for athletic riders who love carving and are looking for an energic ski that's also great fun to use.
Reviewers' score
17.8
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Stöckli Laser SC reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Carvers

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2018

In this Carvers category, we ask the suppliers to send us skis designed for speed and slicing clean arcs, but less technical and specialized than race-oriented skis. Perfectly happy in this category, Stöckli's Laser SC is one of the best on the market. The model stood out for its overall performance and its consistent, reassuring behavior. However, it got top marks mainly for its progressive qualities and its... Read on

Reviewers' score
17.3
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Dynastar Speed Zone 12 Ti reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Carvers

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2018

Less energetic than the Laser SC and less precise than the Elite LT Ti, the Zone 12 from Dynastar stands out for its exhilarating performance and consistent behavior. Very happy in all types of turn, the ski is well balanced, with flex distribution that requires a certain degree of physical engagement and technical know-how. The ski enters turns with ease, grip is excellent, pressure solid and reliable and the ski can... Read on

Reviewers' score
17.2
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Rossignol Hero Elite LT Ti reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Carvers

AWARD

AWARD

Best performance!

Voted "Best Ski" in 2017, the Rossignol Elite LT Ti continues to stand out, this year taking third place as well as the "Best performance" medal. Like last year, it’s the perfect ski for this program, distinctive for its overall behavior and, above all, its precision turns, sliced with a scalpel. In long turns, its behavior is similar to a giant ski, and we have the impression we’re "on... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.1
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K2 Speed Charger reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Carvers

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility!

Slightly disappointing performance-wise (unfortunately tested too short), the K2 Speed Charger is still a ski that the PROSKILAB™ reviewers enjoyed immensely, as it's both extremely consistent and accessible. It’s happy in all circumstances at reasonable speeds, easily alternating between skids and carves in all types of turn. Turn initiation is simple and you just need to lean a little for effortless... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.8
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Elan Amphibio 16 TI2 reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Carvers

Elan's Amphibio 16 Ti2 compensates for a slight lack of performance by its great consistency and remarkable user-friendliness. The reviewers liked the fact that they were instantly in control and that the ski was so docile. "It’s simple, the ski does everything very easily" one of the reviewers said during the PROSKILAB feedback meeting. Its behavior is very consistent at all times, including at high speeds when the Amphibio is extremely reassuring. The testers also appreciated the ski’s consistency which was "enjoyable... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.9
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Head Supershape i.Magnum reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Carvers

The Supershape i.Magnum is very much a short turn ski, an area it excels in thanks to the fast edge to edge transfer, easy turn initiation, good bite and lively rebound. However, the ski is far less happy when we try to extend the turns. It’s a good tool for riders looking for a slalom ski that will rip down the slopes in very dynamic short turns.

Reviewers' score
12.8
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Völkl RaceTiger RC reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Carvers

Don’t forget that ProSkiLab reviews a selection of the best skis on the market. This means that excellent skis can sometimes finish last. That's what happened to the Racetiger RC from Völkl, that has great qualities but was somewhat too "underpowered" to do well in this category. Despite its consistent and reassuring behavior, the ski is flexible and lacks responsiveness and bite. It’s still an excellent ski that would probably have done better in the "Top-of-the-Range" category. It’s a good choice... Read on