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Men's intermediate cruisers 2018 ski reviews

Men's intermediate cruisers category: for which skiers?
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17.5
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2018 Dynastar Speed Zone 7 review

Men's intermediate cruisers

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 initiation is intuitive... Read on

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16.6
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2018 Völkl RTM 76 review

Men's intermediate cruisers

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 pace, with very good grip... Read on

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16.5
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2018 Head WC Rebels iShape Pro review

Men's intermediate cruisers

AWARD

AWARD

Best performance!

A bit "overpowered" for this category, the iShape Pro from Head is not a tool for the inexperienced. It’s incredibly easy to handle 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 the... Read on

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15.2
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2018 Elan Amphibio 80 Ti review

Men's intermediate cruisers

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 the least 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

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14.9
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2018 Rossignol Pursuit 600 review

Men's intermediate cruisers

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 hand, the ski is... Read on