Perhaps the silkiest ski in the category, the 14 TI arcs an effortless round turn no matter how much energy you expel. Built with rocker on the outside edges of the tips, you never feel like you’re going to hook your inside edge in transition. And with a 15.7-meter radius in the 172, you can fully lay it over in a Euro-carve. “The sweet spot runs the length of the ski,” said a tester.
Swami gripe: It’s suitable to a wide range of skier types, but it’s not as dynamic in terms of rebound as many of the skis reviewed here.
Swami like: “You can achieve Ingemar-like edge angles,” said our former World Cupper.
Overall: 4.5 Stability: 4.5 Carving Pleasure: 4.8 Dimensions: 121/73/104;
From the Early Winter 2016 issue.