Top 5 Men’s Frontside Carving Ski Reviews

November 5th, 2014

If you like to cruise groomers, hold on ice and punish the steeps our selection of the 2015 top men’s frontside carving skis will help you capitalize on all that time you spent improving your technique.  A pair of skis specifically designed for carving allows you to finish your turns on the steeps and better control your speed without “sliding”.  If you ski the resort and like to impress with your turns, frontside skis are far superior to many of their all mountain brethren, especially for advanced to expert skiers.  They are also great options for your local beer league ski races.  Specifications include more torsional stiffness in the tip and tail to generate powerful turns and better performance on the ice and hardpack.  So find your magic for arcing hard.

carving a turn at jackson holeSkiGenie 2015 Supernatural Awards for the Men’s Frontside Carving Ski Category.

(planks organized by descending waist width).

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Head i.Supershape Titan 

skis for carving fast turns

A new shape is designed to deliver automatic hookup in the tip, even at lower speeds / edge angles. 

The Head i.Supershape Titan is recommended by SkiGenie for advanced to expert skiers looking for a versatile frontside carving ski (70% frontside/30% off-piste). “It is built for maximum hard-snow integrity, with full sidewalls for edge grip; metal reinforcement for damp solidity at speed; and classic laminate layup for integrity.  The integration of piezoelectronics is really the differentiator. This technology turns mechanical energy into electrical energy, to ensure rigidity and grip at higher speeds and allows the ski to relax at slower speeds. Ski innovation or at least ski marketing at its finest!”

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Video Review | Radius: 15.5m (134-81-112mm) | Sizes: 156, 163, 170, 177cm

Blizzard X-Power 770 IQ

powerful carving ski for men

Amazing blend of new technology with full vertical sidewalls and amazing edge grip.

The Blizzard X-Power 770 IQ is recommended by SkiGenie for intermediate male adult skiers as a performance carving ski that will tackle the hardpacked groomers and scratchy afternoon conditions of most resorts (especially in the East Coast and Midwest).  The ski’s tip & tail rocker help skiers engage their turns.  The modest price-tag is a surprise as the construction utilizes the best materials on the market.

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Video Review | Radius: 15m (123-77-105mm) | Sizes: 153, 160, 167, 174cm

 

Nordica Fire Arrow 76 Ti

best carving ski on the market

Two skis in one with a stable GS body and an easy turning slalom tip for edge hold and stability.

The Fire Arrow 76 Ti is recommended by SkiGenie for intermediate to advanced male skiers with the skills and physical conditioning to handle a race-like carving ski (90% frontside/10% off-piste). The ski is quick and explosive, and will lay trenches in the groomers for days.

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Video Review | Radius: 14.0m (126-76-109mm) | Sizes: 152, 160, 168, 176cm | Other Review

 

Rossignol Pursuit 16

new men's ski

High-performance carving ski loaded with world cup tech and horsepower for technical skiers.

The Rossignol Pursuit 16 is recommended by SkiGenie for intermediate to advanced men looking for a carving ski speed machine with race-like construction (100% frontside/0% off-piste). Feel confident laying deep arcs on both hardpacked and scratchy afternoon snow conditions.  The construction highlights explosive power between turns with a touch of reverse camber in the tip to easy roll from edge to edge at high speeds.

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Video Review | Radius: 15.0m (124-74-104mm) | Sizes: 149, 156, 163, 170, 177cm | Other Review

 

Volkl Racetiger GS Speedwall UVO

beer league race ski

First of its kind ‘beer league’ race ski with race construction and a wider footprint.

The Volkl Speedwall UVO is recommended by SkiGenie for adults in Master’s and night leagues looking to set records and embarrass their friends under the lights (100% don’t drink and drive).

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Video Review | Radius: 19.1m (116-70-98) | Sizes: 175, 180, 185cm | Other Review

 

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Top Frontside Carving Ski Reviews for Women

October 23rd, 2014

Top carving ski reviews and ski equipment gear guide for WOMEN looking to knife the groomers, crush the steeps and arc hard!  We present our selection of this year’s award winning skis.  When choosing the perfect pair of women’s carving skis you should consider your ability, how much you want to spend and how you plan to use the skis.  Feel free to comment or email us with any questions.

women carving down top of sugarloaf resort

SkiGenie 2015 Supernatural Awards for the Women’s Carving Ski Category.

(skis organized by descending waist width).

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Volkl Yumi

high performance carving skis

The Yumi is as delicious as it sounds – an all mountain free-ride ski with plenty of sidecut.

The Volkl Yumi is recommended by SkiGenie for beginner to intermediate female skiers (65% frontside/35% off-piste) looking for a ski that performs well in the variable conditions and tight spaces of the East Coast. The narrow, 83mm waist doesn’t allow for pronounced soft snow floatation, but it improves agility.

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Video Review | Radius: 17.1m (125-83-103mm) | Sizes: 147, 154, 161, 168cm | Other Review

 

Salomon Quartz + XT12 Ti

black carving skis

Find maximum control and confidence to tackle the whole mountain for demanding skiers.

The Salomon Quartz is recommended by SkiGenie for beginner to intermediate adult women as a frontside ski with a more traditional look and feel (80% frontside / 20% off-piste).  The softer flex aids advancing skiers with turning and balance.

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Video Review | Radius: 15.2m (129-83-112mm) | Sizes: 153, 160, 167, 176cm | Other Review

 

Blizzard X-Viva 770 Ti IQ

explosive skis

Skis that are easy to turn but responsive and crisp when you ask them to be.

The Blizzard X-Viva 770 is recommended by SkiGenie for intermediate women adult skiers looking for a softer, user-friendly frontside carving ski.  The shape helps any skier carve perfectly sized turns at low or medium speeds.   The construction does not include metal which makes it light weight, but not recommended for speed demons.

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Video Review | Radius: 16m (123-77-105mm) | Sizes: 146, 153, 160, 167cm

 

Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc

atomic white hard charging womens skis

For ladies who stick to the piste but demand high performance.

The Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc is recommended by SkiGenie for advanced to expert adult women skiers as a frontside carving ski capable of taming the piste with deep edge sets and fast elegant turns.  Good for skiers looking for something with pure performance and no funny business.

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Video Review | Radius: 12.5m @ 158cm (122.5-74-103mm) | Sizes: 144, 151, 158, 165cm

 

Rossignol Unique 10 WTPI

carving skis for ladies

New Air Shape provides Confident downhill performance with fatigue-free maneuverability.

The Rossignol Unique 10 is recommended by SkiGenie for advanced to expert level women looking for a high performance frontside carving ski (100% frontside / 0% off-piste). “The thicker wood core stiffens and dampens this new speed demon.  Holds up really well carving bigger turns.”

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Radius: 15.0m (120-72-101mm) | Sizes: 156, 163, 170cm

 

Volkl Racetiger GS Speedwall UVO

night racing skis

There is a beer league racer in all of us and now a new way to go fast!

The Volkl Speedwall UVO is recommended by SkiGenie for adults in Master’s and night leagues looking to set records and embarrass their friends under the lights (100% don’t drink and drive).

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Video Review | Radius: 19.1m (116-70-98) | Sizes: 175, 180, 185cm

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Fischer C-Line Devine

high performance carving ski specifically for women

Light, stable and torsionally stiff to cater to the requirements of sporty women.

The Fischer C-Line Devine is recommended by SkiGenie for intermediate to advanced level women looking for a high performance frontside carving ski (100% frontside/0% off-piste). The full carbon jacket both stiffens and dampens this new speed demon.  With Giant Slalom inspired performance this ski will hold firm edges in hard conditions and carve big turns exceptionally well.

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Radius: 18.0m (118-68-98mm) | Sizes: 145, 150, 155, 160m 165cm

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