Men's Easy Cruisers ski reviews 2020
These skis are ideal for intermediate riders who have mastered skid turns and want to make more technical progress toward carving turns.
For the past few years, the Proskilab testers have reviewed the skis in the K2 Konic series and really liked them. Last year, the Konic 78 won the Accessibility/Performance award. This year, the Konic 76 snagged the Best Ski medal, which was well-deserved.
The Konic 76’s best quality is its accessibility. The ski is very “easy to handle” and intuitive. You immediately feel comfortable... Read on
Men's skis 2020 > Easy Cruisers Best Accessibility/Performance!
The new Rossignol React range replaces the Pursuit range, which Proskilab tested last year.
The React R6 Compact excels in this category where we are looking for skis that are accessible to low level skiers and can help them to improve their technique.
In terms of accessibility, the React R6 Compact ticks all the boxes. The testers said the ski was “very balanced,” “reassuring,”... Read on
The Speed Zone 4x4 is a new range from Dynastar.
Although it is described as “all-mountain” by the brand, it is more frontside-oriented. It corresponds more to what Proskilab would call an “all-round” range. That is, the skis are made for skiing groomers but can ski in “all types of terrain and all types of snow.” It comes in two widths underfoot (78 and 82 cm), and two different... Read on
Since the Amphibio 18 Ti2 placed well in the “Cruisers” category, we decided to test the Amphibio 16 Ti in this category.
We should point out that the ski is asymmetric: there is a left ski and a right ski. You have to make sure you don’t mix up the skis. Otherwise, the performance will deteriorate.
The best thing about the Amphibio 16 Ti is that it is reliable. The ski performs... Read on
At Kästle, the new DX series targets price-conscious customers, with two models, the DX73 and the DX85, both of which cost 599 € with bindings.
"A docile ski," "enjoyable and quiet,” the DX73 is a delight at moderate speeds. It is a very accessible ski because the performance is balanced and intuitive, it is easy to pivot, and skidded turns are consistent.
When you... Read on
Head calls their V-Shape line an all-mountain range, but it is really more a frontside/all-round range (like the Speed Zone 4 x 4). The V-Shape gets its name from the shape of the skis, which is wider in the tip. The range consists of five models with increasing levels of performance: V2, V4, V6, V8, V10.
The V-Shape V4 comes in an XL version, which is a lot wider, with 11 mm extra in the waist. This was... Read on
In this category, we are looking for skis that are easy for low level skiers to use but that can also help them to improve their technique.
Specifically, we expect the ski to pivot easily (that is, to rotate a flat ski), that skidded turns are progressive and smooth, and that the ski performs correctly when the skier is well-centered or slightly back. If these criteria are met, we then look at a ski’s... Read on