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Men's Intermediate ski reviews 2018


In this category, we select skis that can help weaker riders to make technical progress. We look for skis that are extremely tolerant of errors of balance, are consistent and reassuring in a beginner's stance, ensure easy turn initiation, smooth skid turns and snowplough, while helping riders to progress towards slice turns or even carving at intermediary speeds.

These skis are ideal for intermediate riders who are mastering skid turns and want to make more technical progress toward carving turns.
Reviewers' score
17.5
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Dynastar Speed Zone 7 reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Intermediate

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2018

In this category, we’re looking for accessible skis for weaker riders who have the capacity to progress technically to carving. While it’s not directly aimed at beginners, riders from the beginning of ESF’s class 2 will love the Speedzone 7 from Dynastar, in other words, riders who already master skid turns. Versatile, accessible, docile and responsive to every request, it’s truly awesome. Turn... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.6
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Völkl RTM 76 reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Intermediate

Like the Speedzone 7, Völkl's RTM 76 is very accessible when it comes to mastering skid turns and will help riders advance to more technical turns. The ski is accessible from the middle of ESF class 2, in other words, once riders have mastered parallel turns. It’s slightly less accessible than the Dynastar because the tail hampers behaviour to some extent in back-leaning positions. Skiers who are well centred don’t need to worry. The ski will help riders make technical progress remarkably well. It's happy to step up the... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.5
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Head WC Rebels iShape Pro reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Intermediate

AWARD

AWARD

Best performance!

A bit "overpowered" for this category, the iShape Pro from Head is not a tool for the inexperienced. It’s docile as long as you already have good technical skills under your belt. At medium speeds with a well-positioned rider, it’s really easy to enter and hold rock steady turns. Entering carved turns is intuitive and the ski will hold a steady speed as it engages in relatively dynamic turns. On... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.2
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Elan Amphibio 80 Ti reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Intermediate

The Amphibio 80 Ti deserves its place in this selection of the best skis on the market. The reviewers came back enthusiastic, particularly impressed by the model’s overall accessibility and easy rotation. The ski is simple to use, enjoyable and its overdrive feature is reassuring for less experienced riders. Behaviour is globally good and consistent with really smooth carves that are very easy to initiate. There was just one small criticism; some reviewers felt that it lacked comfort and consistency in skid turns. The Amphibio 80 Ti is a ski... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.9
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Rossignol Pursuit 600 reviews 2018

Men's skis 2018 > Intermediate

In this category, we’re looking for skis that are accessible to the weakest learners but that can help slightly more experienced riders move on to more technical turns. Here, Rossignol's Pursuit 600 fulfilled the first part of its contract but fell somewhat short in the second. True, even the weakest riders will find the ski very easy to handle. In particular, the ease of rotation and floating effect will please all those who’re still finding it hard to change direction. Skid turns are consistent and easy to steer. On the other... Read on