Men's Giant slalom ski reviews 2020
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.
After a few difficult years when the Rossignol/Dynastar skis were poorly ranked by Proskilab, the group has evidently bounced back and now offers products that are particularly suited to certain market segments.
In the performance-oriented categories, the skis of this group are now favorites. We should point out that their success is due in part to the R22 race plate, which gives performance a huge boost. The... Read on
The testers said that the Elan GSX Fusion had the same great qualities as last year’s model but thought this year’s model was a bit easier to use.
Although it is quite accessible, it is not as accessible as the other models in this review. It is the balance of performance and accessibility that is so surprising.
With its 21.2 m radius in the test size, the ski is built for long turns and... Read on
Völkl has earned a reputation as a performance-oriented brand, both for frontside skis as well as all-mountain skis. We have been testing skis for 14 years, and we have to admit that this reputation has rarely been denied by the Proskilab testers.
And this will not change with the Racetiger GS, which won the “Best Performance” award of this ski review.
The ski loves to go fast, it... Read on
The Salomon GS Rush is the least GS-like ski of the review. It is also the most versatile.
The testers liked that the ski had “a very even flex pattern,” and that its performance was “solid and predictable.” The ski inspires confidence and is accessible to intermediate skiers. It does not require a lot of commitment from the skier, and it is comfortable in all types of turns: carved,... Read on
The test length of the Head World Cup Rebels i.Speed was too short (175 cm instead of the 180 cm requested). With an 18 m radius, it is not a typical GS ski.
The ski is easy to use, almost “too easy,” and is "a lot of fun." Performance is good but not like the skis that rank at the top of this category. The testers especially liked its ability to enter into the turn, to hold the line,... Read on
The comments we made last year about the Kästle RX12 GS can be also be said about this year’s model.
Overall performance is good. The testers were especially impressed by the turn entry, which is intuitive and precise.
The ski is versatile and at ease in all types of turns. It can go slowly and even make skidded turns. Its medium radius, its sidecut, and its flexibility make it very proficient... Read on