Men's Cruisers ski reviews 2020
They're ideal for intermediary to good skiers who want to make progress, or for experienced riders looking for pleasure over performance.
The Rossignol React series replaces the Pursuit line tested in previous years. The Rossignol React R8 Ti is reinforced by a Titanal plate and is at the top of the range.
In the “Cruisers” category, we choose skis that provide a balanced mix of performance, comfort, accessibility, and versatility. The React R8 Ti perfectly fulfills these criteria, plus they are also super fun.
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The Salomon S/ Force range is geared towards all-round performance. The skis have a slight tip rocker and slightly wider waists, which vary from 76 mm to 84 mm. The S/Force 11 that we tested is a top of the range ski and was tested in the Cruisers category. We should point out that it is reinforced by a double layer of Titanal.
In this category, we are looking for consistency and versatility above all, and... Read on
We tested the K2 Speed Charger last year, and it does not seem to have changed much.
The Speed Charger has a progressive flex and its performance is solid. It has giant slalom DNA, so it performs particularly well in long turns.
The ski is precise, grippy, solid throughout the turn, and it finishes the turn really well. Rebound is decent and won’t throw you off balance. It inspires confidence,... Read on
In a category where we look for consistency, that is, a balanced mix of performance, comfort, accessibility, and versatility, the Amphibio 18 Ti2 has amazing qualities to offer.
In terms of performance, we only have good things to say. The ski is equipped with two Titanal plates, and it performs well and is calm in all conditions. Edge grip is excellent, it holds the line well, especially in long turns.
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The V-Shape series gets its name from the shape of the skis, which are considerably wider in the tip. The Head V-Shape V8 immediately shows its strength: carving.
It is a true “carving machine,” is “responsive,” and the ski “easily rolls onto the edge.” It is comfortable going onto the edge and can take big edge angles. The ski’s flexibility allows it to bend with... Read on
Although the Kästle MX84 won a “Best Ski” medal last year in this category, the performance of this year’s model did not seem as good to the testers. In particular, they found that the ski was less precise, and less “stable and confidence-inspiring” than last year’s model.
This difference is hard to explain because the ski does not seem to have changed. Was there a problem... Read on
While the Dynastar Speed Zone 78 Pro scored well in the “Easy Cruisers” category, its big brother (at 82 mm in the waist), struggled to do well in the Cruisers category where the performance level was higher.
Overall performance is good. The testers were particularly impressed by the stability of the ski. In addition, its 82-mm waist gives it an advantage in soft or variable snow.
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