SKI REVIEWS YOU CAN TRUST

Men's Cruisers ski reviews 2019


In the 'Cruisers' category, we select and review skis using guidelines that look, above all, for a well-balanced mix of performance, comfort and accessibility. These are efficient and highly versatile skis that can adapt to all types of turn (skid or carved), terrain and snow conditions. Not as demanding as sports skis, they require less physical effort and are relatively tolerant of technical errors, while offering a certain degree of comfort.

They're ideal for intermediary to good skiers who want to make progress, or for experienced riders looking for pleasure over performance.
Reviewers' score
17.7
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Kästle MX84 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Cruisers

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2019

We pre-tested some of the skis in the Kästle line in January 2018 and decided to include the most promising models in our PROSKILAB test, which took place two months later. The MX84 was among the skis selected and, like its big brother the MX 67 in the Carvers category, generated a lot of enthusiasm among the professional testers.

The ski perfectly fulfills the criteria of the category. PROSKILAB looks... Read on

Reviewers' score
17.1
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Nordica GT Speed Machine 80 FDT reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Cruisers

The Nordica Speed Machine 80 FDT is packed with energy. According to our testers, it is "a fabulous, responsive, and precise ski," and clearly designed for performance. They were particularly impressed by its edge grip, stability, and ability to hold the line.

At the same time, the ski is quite versatile, which is an important quality in this category. It allows the skier to adapt to different terrain, easily transitioning from a carved turn to a skidded turn, and from a short turn to a long turn, depending on the skier’s... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.4
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Rossignol Pursuit 800 TI reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Cruisers

AWARD

AWARD

Best performance!

The Pursuit 800 Ti from Rossignol is a very versatile ski.

It can be skied less aggressively, provided you are still carving, as it is slightly less at ease in skidded turns. The ski is fun, easy to use, smooth, and versatile.

But when you pick up the pace, the ski shows its true character – which is super solid! As you put more and more pressure on the ski, it seems to give back more and... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.9
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K2 iKonic 84 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Cruisers

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility!

The K2 iKonic 84 exists in two relatively different versions: the K2 iKonic 84 and the K2 iKonic 84 Ti, which is stiffer. We tested the first version and were not disappointed.

The ski fulfills the criteria set by PROSKILAB for this category: a solid ski that combines performance, smoothness, and accessibility.

The K2 iKonic 84 does not necessarily shine in every area, but it "does the job"... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.0
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Dynastar Speed Zone 12 Ti (Konect) reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Cruisers

In 2018, the Speed Zone 12 Ti won the coveted PROSKILAB "Best Ski" award and scored very well in many other ski reviews as well. This year, it still holds a good position in our selection of the best skis on the market. However, it dropped a few spots in the rankings, probably due to the arrival of new competitors, softer snow conditions, and slight changes to the ski's structure (the Active Air Core wood core is lighter).

The ski’s main features are the same. It is well-balanced, smooth, and performs well. It... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.3
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Head V-Shape 8 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Cruisers

The Head V-Shape 8 is a relatively soft ski that will help you progress. It lacks some of the liveliness sought after in this category.

The ski is super fun as long as you don't try to go too fast. Lightweight, smooth, soft, and easy to use; it will forgive mistakes and deliver great sensations.

However, when you pick up the pace on hard snow and steep slopes, the ski quickly shows its limits. Edge grip is less solid, and the ski doesn’t always hold the line.

The V-Shape 8 is a good ski that is accessible... Read on