Men's Slalom ski reviews 2019
They're perfect for athletic skiers with very good technical skills who're looking for performance above all, and who adore very lively and grippy skis for dynamic rides, especially in short turns.
Selected as one of the best skis on the market and reviewed for several years by PROSKILAB, the SLX Fusion from Elan has frequently got close to the top spot on the podium without ever winning it. This year, the ski finally got a well-deserved "Best ski" award thanks to its balanced combination of performance, consistency and pleasure.
You'll get plenty of performance. The ski is truly efficient... Read on
The Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti is regularly selected for review by PROSKILAB and is frequently picked among the winners.
Reviewed last year (to our great regret) with the general public "Konect" plate, it offered a good compromise between performance, accessibility and pleasure, but was not quite good enough to convince the reviewers eager for performance.
It’s back again this year... Read on
When we tried the Kästle models in January 2018, we found them very promising, so we decided to include the brand in the 2019 reviews.
The RX12 SL selected for the "Slalom" category was a great surprise. The reviewers found the ski easy to handle for this category, giving it plenty of praise, with "I loved it", "perfect flex for me", "an easy slalom ski"...
The performance isn't quite as good as the Rossignol Hero Elite St Ti R22, but it's absolutely fine. The ski is lively,... Read on
The Redster S9 is objectively a good ski, remarkably consistent and versatile. The reviewers liked the ski's easy handling, the overall enjoyment, and the very consistent behavior that will reassure a lot of riders. It's especially comfortable and intuitive when carving out short turns.
On the other hand, the reviewers noted a slight lack of punch in very dynamic rides at high speed which showed the ski's limitations. The ski is globally efficient, but stiffness, edge grip and rebound at the end of a turn are not as good... Read on