SKI REVIEWS YOU CAN TRUST

Men's Slalom ski reviews 2019


In this category, we perform a comparative review of the best competition-inspired 'Slalom' skis on the market. These are not pure FIS racing skis, which are too demanding for leisure use, but are strongly performance-oriented, with genuine “Slalom” DNA. Agility, fast edge-to-edge transfer, turn precision, grip and rebound energy when exiting turns are among the key factors taken into consideration when reviewing these skis. Their accessibility to a non-competition public and their qualities in the context of day-to-day use are additional criteria.

They're perfect for athletic skiers with very good technical skills who're looking for performance above all, and who adore very lively and grippy skis for dynamic rides, especially in short turns.
Reviewers' score
18.5
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Elan SLX Fusion reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Slalom

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2019

Selected as one of the best skis on the market and reviewed for several years by PROSKILAB, the SLX Fusion from Elan has often come close to the top spot on the podium without ever winning it. This year, the ski finally won a well-deserved "Best Ski" award because of its perfect blend of performance, predictability, and fun.

You'll get plenty of performance, for sure. The ski excels in every... Read on

Reviewers' score
18.4
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Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti R22 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Slalom

AWARD

AWARD

Best performance!

The Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti is regularly selected for review by PROSKILAB and frequently wins an award.

Last year, unfortunately, it came with the "Konect" plate, which was geared more towards a recreational skier. It offered a good compromise between performance, accessibility, and fun but disappointed testers looking for exceptional performance.

This year, it’s back, but it is... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.7
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Kästle RX12 SL reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Slalom

When we tried the Kästle models in January 2018, we thought they showed potential, so we decided to include the brand in the 2019 reviews.

The Kastle RX12 SL was selected for the "Slalom" category and was a great surprise. The testers found the ski easy to handle for this category and gave it plenty of praise: "I loved it," "Perfect flex for me," and "An easy slalom ski" were some of the comments.

The performance is not quite as good as the Rossignol Hero Elite St Ti R22, but it... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.0
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Atomic Redster S9 + X12 TL reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Slalom

Objectively, the Redster S9 is a good ski, remarkably smooth and versatile. Testers thought it was easy to use, fun, and very predictable so it will give confidence to a lot of skiers. It is especially at ease when carving short turns.

However, the testers said that the ski was sluggish in very quick turns at high speed, which was one of the ski's limitations. Generally, the ski performs well, but its stiffness, edge grip, and rebound at the end of a turn are not as good as some of its rivals.

The ski performs more... Read on