From a design standpoint, it’s hard to imagine a ski that’s more purpose built for spending half your time on trail and half your time off than the Powertrack 89. Here, you get tip and tail rocker for floatation, a tapered tip and tail for smearing, AND a burly construction with camber underfoot for carving turns. That mix of attributes means it skis wider than its dimensions off trail, where it slinks through oversized bumps, but still locks into a medium range arc back on the groomers.
Swami gripe: The shape of the tip is off-putting to some. Ignore it.
Swami like: “It locks into a railed turn, doesn’t get bucked at speed, irons out turbulence, and the harder you push it, the more it pushes back.”
Overall: 4.6 Floatation: 4.6 Carving: 4.3 Dimensions: 126/89/110