Men's Cruisers ski reviews 2019
They're ideal for intermediary to good skiers who want to make progress, or for experienced riders looking for pleasure over performance.
We pre-reviewed some of the Kästle line in January 2018 and decided to include the most promising models in our PROSKILAB review (2 months later). The MX84 was among the skis selected and, like its big brother the MX 67 in the Carvers category, generated real enthusiasm among the professional reviewers.
The ski perfectly matches the category requirements. PROSKILAB's guidelines effectively require... Read on
The Speed Machine 80 FDT from Nordica is packed with energy. "A fabulous, responsive and incisive ski" according to our reviewers, it’s clearly designed for performance. The grip, stability and turn hold quality were especially noticeable.
The ski nonetheless corresponds to this category’s requirement for versatility. It can cover every eventuality, and will alternate carving and skid turns, short and long turns depending on the rider’s mood. One reviewer summed up the ski’s qualities perfectly: "Fantastic!... Read on
The Pursuit 800 Ti from Rossignol is a very versatile ski.
When cruising (as long as it stays in carving mode since it’s slightly less at ease in skid turns), the ski is easy to handle, comfortable, enjoyable and versatile.
But it's when you step up the pace that the ski shows its real character… and what character! As you pile on the pressure, the ski just seems to want more. The... Read on
The iKonic 84 from K2 exists in two relatively different versions: the iKonic 84 and the iKonic 84 Ti, which is stiffer. We reviewed the first version and were not disappointed.
The ski does exactly what it's supposed to for this category where the PROSKILAB guidelines demand consistent skis that combine performance, comfort and user-friendliness.
The iKonic 84 matches the criteria perfectly. While... Read on
Dazzling holder of a PROSKILAB "Best ski" award last year and scoring very well in many other reviews, the Speed Zone 12 Ti remains well placed in this selection of the best skis on the market. However, it lost a few places on the scoreboard, 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 has excellent qualities overall. It's very well-balanced and offers good performance and comfort overall. Its character... Read on
Relatively flexible, the V-Shape 8 is closer to an adaptive ski, lacking some of the agility needed for this category.
The ski is really enjoyable as long as you don't try to go too fast.
Light, smooth, gentle and accommodating, it will forgive errors and deliver great sensations.
However, when you step up the pace on hard pack and steep slopes, the ski quickly shows its limits. Grip is less solid and turns start to wobble.
The V-Shape 8 is a good ski with the accent on accessibility and comfort at moderate... Read on