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Men's Intermediate ski reviews 2020


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
17.3
BEST SKI

BEST SKI

For a few years now, K2's Konic series skis have been reviewed and appreciated by the Proskilab reviewers.
Last year, the Konic 78 won the "Accessibility/Performance" medal; this year, the Konic 76 wins the "Best Ski" medal, which is well deserved.

The very best quality of the Konic 76 is its very high accessibility. The ski is very "easy to get to grips with", intuitive.... Read on

Reviewers' score
17.1
AWARD

AWARD

From Rossignol, the new React range replaces the Pursuit range, already reviewed by Proskilab last year.

The React R6 Compact excels in this category, where we are looking for skis that are accessible at the lowest levels and able to advance the skier towards a more technical practice.

As far as accessibility is concerned, it perfectly fulfils the contract. The ski, considered "very balanced",... Read on

Reviewers' score
16.1

The Speed Zone 4x4 range is new from Dynastar.
Described as "All-Mountain" by the brand, it is nevertheless very piste-oriented. It corresponds more to what we at Proskilab call an "All-Round" programme, i.e. skis dedicated to the piste but with an "all-terrain, all-snow" vocation. It is available in two waist sizes (78 and 82 mm), with two different constructions: normal and "pro",... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.2
AWARD

AWARD

The Amphibio 16 Ti2 has taken a prominent place in the "high end" category, and the Amphibio 16 Ti is now being reviewed in this category.

Note that the ski is asymmetrical: there is a left ski and a right ski. Care must be taken not to switch the skis, otherwise the behaviour will be somewhat impacted.

The main quality of the Amphibio 16 Ti is its homogeneity. The ski is great in all areas:... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.8

From Kästle, the new DX series is designed to attract price-conscious customers with two models, the DX73 and the DX85, both priced at €599 with bindings.

"Docile ski", "pleasant and gentle", the DX73 is a delight at moderate speed. The ski's behaviour, very balanced and intuitive, the easy pivoting, the homogeneous skid handling make it a very easily accessible ski.

When... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.7

Presented as an All-Mountain range, Head's "V-shape" range (named because of the shape of the skis, which are wider at the front) is rather a range of piste/"All-Round" skis (like the Speed Zone 4x4 range). It consists of five models with increasing levels of performance: V2, V4, V6, V8, V10.

The V-shape 4 is available in a much larger XL version, with an additional 11 mm at the waist.... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.6

In this category, we are looking for skis that are accessible at the lowest technical levels but that nevertheless let the skier advance.
In particular, the ski is expected to be able to pivot easily (i.e. to be turned when flat), the skid handling is progressive and homogeneous, and the ski behaves correctly when the skier is in a centred or slightly rear position. Once these qualities have been acquired, we look... Read on

Reviewers' score
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The Force 7 from Solomon was not graded because the reviewers detected an instability that suggested a preparation/honing problem on the model given for testing.