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Men's Giant slalom ski reviews 2019


In this category, we select the best ‘Giant slalom' competition-inspired skis before reviewing them through a comparative methodology. While they are not FIS racing skis, which are too demanding for everyday use, they have genuine ‘Giant slalom' DNA, and are strongly performance oriented, while remaining accessible to a non-racing public.

Some of the key factors we look out for when reviewing these skis include edgy turn initiation, the quality of long turns, grip on hard pack, stability at high speed, and rebound coming out of turns.

They are designed for more athletic riders with very good technical and physical prowess, who love fast, grippy skis for powerful long turns.
Reviewers' score
17.9
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Dynastar Speed Master GS R22 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2019

Already a winner last year, the Speed Master GS with its R22 "racing" plate has reaffirmed its incredible performance this year.

Along with its twin, the Rossignol Hero Master, this ski out-paced all the competitors in the "Giant Slalom" category where we're looking, above all, for high-performing skis that nonetheless remain accessible to a non-racing public.

The skis mainly... Read on

Reviewers' score
17.6
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Rossignol Hero Master R22 reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2019

The ski is identical to Dynastar’s Speed Master GS R22:

Already a medal winner last year, the Hero Master with the R22 race plate confirms its superior performance this year.

This ski, along with the Speed Master GS R22 which is its twin, is head and shoulders above its rivals in this "Giant Slalom" category where we're mainly looking for high-performing but accessible skis for... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.7
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Elan GSX Fusion reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

The GSX Fusion from Elan is preselected every year for the PROSKILAB review and is unquestionably one of the market's star performers. It frequently wins or is close to first place on the podium.

The ski is very much performance-oriented. With excellent grip and remarkable stability, the ski is simply majestic in long turns. Once the turn is initiated, it has incredibly solid edge hold and never seems to want to let go.

The ski requires a certain degree of technical and prowess for optimum rides.

Reviewers' score
15.7
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Atomic Redster G9 + X 12 TL reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

The Redster G9 from Atomic is definitely one of the best skis on the market in the "Giant Slalom" category of race-inspired skis designed for a non-racing public.

"Consistent and reassuring", almost "perfect", it shines in this category in virtually every respect. The professional reviewers noted in particular its "very reassuring" character, with incisive turn entry and amazing stability at high speed. Efficient and docile, you'll feel really confident whatever the conditions.

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Reviewers' score
15.2
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Nordica Dobermann GSR RB FDT reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

The Dobermann GSR RB FDT is a tale in its own right. We can guess that GSR means "Giant Slalom Race", we know that RB means "Racing Bridge" but we're still trying to find what FDT means, although it seems to be linked to the plate which, in this case, is the firm's own "Recoil plate”.

The ski is efficient and responsive. Edge hold is excellent and the Dobermann GSR RB FDT clings to every turn, even at high speed.

After ringing the praises of the skis' qualities, the reviewers nonetheless... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.9
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Kästle RX12 GS reviews 2019

Men's skis 2019 > Giant slalom

The RX12 GS from Kästle is a very good ski that stands out for its great behavior when carving turns. The ski loves to be on edge and is remarkably easy and enjoyable in this context.

On the other hand, it does far less well in the Giant Slalom programme. The ski's radius is too short for the programme and suffers from a lack of stiffness which reduces its performance. Pushed to the limit, it runs out of steam on hard pack at high speed as turn quality deteriorates and grip becomes more uncertain.

The RX12 GS is a good... Read on