Women's Cruisers ski reviews 2020

In this category, we select and review skis with a focus on harmony. We look for models that offer a well-balanced mix of performance/comfort/accessibility. These skis perform well but require limited physical engagement, absorb the terrain well, are happy in all snow conditions and all turns, and can easily switch between carving and skid turns.

They're ideal for intermediary to good riders who want to make progress on a very versatile ski, or more experienced skiers who want to ride and enjoy themselves all day long without burning themselves out.
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In both the Women’s and Men’s Cruisers categories, we choose skis that have one main quality - consistency. We do not look for the best performing models, nor the most accessible ones, but those that provide a balanced combination of performance, comfort, ease of use, and versatility.

The Nova 14 Ti, the flagship model of Rossignol’s Nova line, perfectly fulfills the criteria of this category.... Read on

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Winner of the "Best Ski" award last year, the Dynastar Speed Elite has been dethroned this year by a more versatile and reliable ski.

However, it is still a top-level ski and provides excellent performance thanks to its slalom DNA. Turn initiation, edge grip, and turn quality are all beyond reproach. The Speed Elite lives up to its name. It is a sporty, lively, and “responsive” ski.... Read on

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The Head Super Joy is well known and appreciated by Proskilab testers for its lively character. It does not seem to have changed much since last year.

The comments poured out to describe the fun they had on this ski: "Excellent ski," "good ski," and "enjoyable to ski." They also said it has “technical potential.”

On the performance side, this ski will be a... Read on

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Völkl describes the Flair SC (Slalom Carver) Carbon as “a stiff but light frontside ski, made for short turns.”

Overall performance is good, although not the best in this category. The testers appreciated the ski’s balance between performance and comfort. They said the ski is “not too stiff” but provides “good rebound.”

The ski is “easy and playful,”... Read on

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The Kästle DX73 W in the Vogue series is a women’s version of the men’s DX73. The testers found the ski too short (156 cm) and would have liked to have a few extra centimeters of edge length.

Without a doubt, accessibility is the best quality of this ski. It is really amazing. The testers called it “easy to handle.” The DX73 W doesn’t need any special operating instructions.... Read on

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The Anthem series is K2’s new all-mountain frontside women’s series. The Anthem 80 is the second widest ski in the range.

Evidently, it is a soft ski, with all the advantages and disadvantages that come with that.

It is easy to flex making it a very accessible ski, very easy to turn, forgiving, and comfortable in skidded turns. Its lightness is an added bonus.

However, you feel... Read on