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Women's ski reviews 2017

Reviewers' score
18.7
BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Unable to review this ski last year because of a preparation problem, the Super Joy from Head is back with a vengeance this year and (easily, we have to admit) scoops the "Best Ski" medal for this category.

The first quality noted by the PROSKILAB™ reviewers is its incredible versatility. The ski is happy in all types of ride, snow conditions and terrain. From gliding around on soft snow to aggressive... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.2
AWARD

AWARD

This year, Völkl suggested the Flair SC to replace the Adora which won the "Best ski" distinction last year. Like its predecessor, the Flair SC stands out for its excellence, narrowly missing the "Best ski" distinction.

It is extremely user-friendly even for the riders with the fewest technical skills. Rotation is easy and even intuitive, turn performance is healthy and it's a remarkably... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.7
AWARD

AWARD

The Delight Supreme well deserves its name: riders with few technical skills will love it. The easy rotation and stability of pressure in skid turns make it particularly reassuring. The reviewers noted the ski's superb comfort and the fact that it glided the terrain smoothly, requiring little physical engagement.
On the other hand, like the Flair SC, the model is not very adaptive. It's less happy when... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.6
AWARD

AWARD

Stiffer than its rivals, Blizzard's Quattro W 7.4 Ca is a performance-oriented ski.

The ski is indeed extremely energetic, almost incisive, for this category. It enters turns easily with great precision and has strong grip; it's also very stable and happy in carved turns, even at high speed when it retains all of its qualities. A truly sporty ski, a little bit out of step with this category.

Despite... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.8
AWARD

AWARD

We already noted the qualities of the Flair SC from Völkl in the 'Women's intermediate cruisers' category, especially its user-friendliness and its comfort. The Flair 73 stands out in this 'Top-of-the-range' category, this time for its excellent performance.

The ski is effectively relatively stiff for this category, making it more efficient than most. The ski is capable of going... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.6

Already reviewed last year, the Spirit Motion from Stöcklï has not changed much and continues to put the emphasis on accessibility. Once again, it confirms its highly user-friendly nature.

The reviewers were particularly impressed with the easy turn initiation, the progressive nature of the skid turns, and the consistency of the snowplough. In addition, it has good grip which is reassuring for skiers... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.5

Last year, we detected a problem of preparation with the Absolute Joy that Head gave us to test, so we wanted to review the model again this season.

The ski perfectly fulfills its mission in terms of accessibility, which the reviewers considered as excellent. It’s very user-friendly, and obviously happy in the snowplough and skid turns, as well as entering turns.

However, like many of its rivals... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.4
AWARD

AWARD

The Insomnia from Elan is pretty well placed in this PROSKILAB™ selection. The reviewers liked the ski for the overall enjoyment it gave and its user-friendliness.

Overall behaviour is very good when carving and in skid turns. Grip is strong and the ski is remarkably stable for such a light model.

Accessibility is excellent, helped in particular by easy and intuitive turn entrance. Its overall... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.4

Defined as a "ski that inspires confidence" by the PROSKILAB™ reviewers, the Intense 10 from Dynastar was described as a consistent, all-mountain and very user-friendly ski.
It's extremely comfortable thanks to the excellent cushioning of uneven piste. It adapts to the terrain and is comfortable in all situations, resulting in a feeling of security.

Our reviewers regretted a certain... Read on

Reviewers' score
12.7

The Intense 8 (Xpress) from Dynastar is a globally enjoyable ski that's happy on all terrains and remarkably versatile. You'll ride everywhere without problem on a ski boosts confidence.

However, the reviewers felt it lacked character to some extent. Initiation is not very responsive (partially due to the front rocker) and the ski gives little energy kick-back. Some reviewers felt it lacked stability... Read on

Reviewers' score
11.3

The Famous 8 from Rossignol displays sound and efficient behaviour that drew compliments from the reviewers. The ski is globally enjoyable, efficient and stable, even if we noted some loss of pressure in very dynamic carved turns.

Similar to Dynastar's Intense 10 (even if the sidewalls differ), turn entry is also hampered by the rocker which seems to hold back edge turn entry. Turn initiation requires... Read on