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Men's Giant slalom ski reviews 2019


In this category, we select the best 'Giant slalom' competition-inspired skis before reviewing them through a comparative methodology. While they are not FIS racing skis, which are too demanding for everyday use, they have genuine 'Giant slalom' DNA, and are strongly performance oriented, while remaining accessible to a non-racing public.

Some of the key factors we look out for when reviewing these skis include edgy turn initiation, the quality of long turns, grip on hard pack, stability at high speed, and rebound coming out of turns.

They are designed for more athletic riders with very good technical and physical prowess, who love fast, grippy skis for powerful long turns.
Reviewers' score
17.9
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Dynastar Speed Master GS R22 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2019

Already a winner last year, the Speed Master GS with the R22 race plate confirms its superior performance this year.

Along with its twin the Rossignol Hero Master, this ski outperformed all the other skis in the "Giant Slalom" category where we are looking for high-performance skis that are still accessible to recreational skiers.

The skis stand out for their exceptional performance on hard... Read on

Reviewers' score
17.6
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Rossignol Hero Master R22 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2019

The ski is identical to Dynastar's Speed Master GS R22.

Already a medal winner last year, the Hero Master with the R22 race plate confirms its superior performance this year.

Along with its twin the Dynastar Speed Master GS R22, this ski outperformed all the other skis in the "Giant Slalom" category where we are looking for high-performance skis that are still accessible to recreational... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.7
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Elan GSX Fusion reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

The GSX Fusion from Elan is preselected every year for the PROSKILAB review and is unquestionably one of the safest bets on the market. It frequently comes close to the top spot on the podium.

The ski is very much performance-oriented. With excellent edge grip and remarkable stability, the ski is amazing in long turns. Once the turn is initiated, it has incredibly solid edge hold and never seems to want to let go.

You’ll need a certain amount of technical skill and physical strength to drive this ski properly.


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Reviewers' score
15.7
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Atomic Redster G9 + X 12 TL reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

The Atomic Redster G9 has earned a place among the best skis on the market in the "Giant Slalom" category. This category includes race-inspired skis designed for recreational skiers.

"Smooth and predictable," almost "perfect," it excels in this category in virtually every way. The pro testers were impressed by its "very predictable" behavior, super quick turn initiation, and incredible stability at high speed. It inspires confidence because it performs so well and is easy to control.

The... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.2
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Nordica Dobermann GSR RB FDT reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

The name Dobermann GSR RB FDT is a bit of a mouthful! We can easily guess that GSR stands for "Giant Slalom Race," and we know that RB stands for "Racing Bridge," but we are still trying to find out what FDT means, although it seems to be linked to the plate which, in this case, is the company's own "Recoil Power Plate.”

The ski performs well and is responsive. Edge hold is excellent, and the Dobermann GSR RB FDT has incredible grip throughout the turn, even at very high speed.

After singing... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.9
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Kästle RX12 GS reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

The RX12 GS from Kästle is a very good ski that excels at carving. It is really easy and fun to create big edge angles on this ski.

However, it does not fare as well in a Giant Slalom race course. The ski's radius is too short for GS turns. The flex is also not stiff enough and consequently performance suffers. When pushed, i.e., at high speeds on hard snow, it shows its limitations. Turn quality deteriorates and edge grip becomes less precise.

The RX12 GS is a good lively ski, but despite its "GS" label,... Read on