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Women's ski reviews 2018

Reviewers' score
17.0
BEST SKI

BEST SKI

In this "Female Top-of-the-Range" category, we’re looking above all for consistent skis that combine performance, accessibility, comfort and versatility. The one-quiver skis stand out for their clever compromises. The Luv Sick 80 Ti performs well in all areas, with emphasis squarely on performance. Not content to perfectly meet the demanding criteria, the Luv Sick 80 Ti has added a few extras that the... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.8
BEST SKI

BEST SKI

We've been keeping an eye on the remarkable progress Stöckli has made with its all mountain models for several seasons now. This year, the Swiss brand carries off the "best ski" awards in these categories, with a special mention for the excellent Stormrider 85. Easy to handle and tolerant, it responds to a touch and is extremely forgiving. Its versatility got warm praise from the reviewers: the ski... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.1
AWARD

AWARD

Performing a little less well than the Stormrider 85, but just as enjoyable, Nordica's Astral scored well for its extreme user-friendliness and exceptional fun on the groomed trails. You’re immediately on top of it and need very little time to adapt. Simple to use, not to say intuitive, the ski steers at a touch with very little technical or physical skill. Above all, the Astral is a very playful ski, which... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.9
AWARD

AWARD

The PROSKILAB reviewers came back beaming after riding the Famous 10 by Rossignol! The ski is an incredible performer, especially in turns where it really excels. It’s a very versatile model that can vary turn radius and style. But it’s mainly the playful and dynamic behavior that sets it apart from its rivals and that riders will love, at least, as long as they’re willing to get actively involved, as... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.4

Elan’s Insomnia is certainly not a model you’ll fall asleep on. The ski is globally efficient, especially in long turns, where its lively and precise. The reviewers loved its strong and relatively high-strung character. In terms of comfort, there’s nothing more to say: the ski cushions the terrain well and doesn’t need much physical effort. The stiff tail makes it quite demanding though and requires... Read on

Reviewers' score
12.5

Incredibly accessible, easy to handle and to enter turns, very happy in skid turns, the Ripstick 86 W is a model that requires little physical engagement or technical prowess. Its behavior off-trail is very good. The ski is docile and easy to manage, even in choppy snow. On groomed runs, it’s a bit more challenging at high speed as the stiff tail tends to hamper it to some extent. It’s the ideal ski to discover... Read on

Reviewers' score
12.4

The SKi W's from Scott has the same qualities as its peer designed for men. It’s a relatively springy ski with progressive flex. The reviewers liked its accessibility, its overall behavior, and its great agility and fluidity on soft snow. The tip tends to bend slightly in chopped up crud, but it’s the price for its user-friendliness. Its flexibility means that you should avoid getting one that's... Read on

Reviewers' score
11.8

The reviewers found the Legend 88 to be globally well behaved, especially on the piste. However, they felt it lacked responsiveness on the groomed runs, and stability and smoothness on challenging terrains, probably due to its relative flexibility.

Reviewers' score
11.6

The Epic Joy by Head has obviously put the emphasis on lightness, an important factor for ladies' skis. The ski is incredibly light underfoot. Very easy in turn initiation, happy in skid turns, it’s really easy to steer until you reach medium speeds. At full throttle, especially on hard pack, it slows down. The ski loses its stability, pressure is less consistent, and it's a lot more challenging to steer.... Read on

Reviewers' score
11.3

Rossignol’s Temptation 88 HD proved too demanding to do well in this category where we’re looking for a good compromise between grip and the capacity to cut through crud, accessibility and comfort. On the whole, the ski performs well, especially carving on the groomed trails. However, the reviewers found it very stiff and hard to bend, and it requires physical and technical prowess to be exploited correctly.... Read on

Reviewers' score
10.8

Tested a bit short in this category (156cm for 165cm requested), the Sentra SL7 Ti Evo is an excellent touring ski, but unfortunately is not versatile/nimble enough to do well in this Top-of-the-Range Female category. It's amazingly simple to use, consistent in skid turns, and rotation is a piece of cake. On the other hand, it’s a lot more challenging when we step up the pace: it loses stability and pressure... Read on