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Slalom 2018 ski reviews

Slalom category: for which skiers?
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17.7
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2018 Nordica Dobermann SLR EVO review

Slalom

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2018

In our selection of the best skis currently on the market, Nordica’s Dobermann SLR Evo rates high for its highly athletic qualities. It's a true slalom ski, extremely incisive and able to kick back a lot of energy at the end of a turn. Well handled, you can link turns at devilish speed... as long as you’re careful to dose the pressure, otherwise you’ll find yourself coming a cropper from the powerful momentum. This... Read on

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16.1
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2018 Elan SLX Fusion review

Slalom

We’ve been reviewing the SLX and GSX from Elan for several years and each time it’s always just as enjoyable. That’s because the brand has managed to get not only the right dose of sportiness and performance in its products, but also enough friskiness to make the skis great fun to use. Like the GSX in the Giant category, the SLX stands out for its incisive and playful character. You’ll get great performance, with fast turn initiation, excellent hold in turns, good grip and powerful momentum. A short-turn ski, it’s still very happy in longer... Read on

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15.7
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2018 Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti review

Slalom

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility/Enjoyment!

Tested this year with the "general public" "Konect" plates rather than the R21 competition plates, the Hero Elite ST Ti from Rossignol did very well. True, it lost the "Best ski" distinction it got last year with the competition plate due to a decline in performance, but it made up for this with its remarkable user-friendliness and exceptional comfort for a slalom ski. The ski is very consistent, quite flexible (but relatively... Read on

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15.7
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2018 Dynastar Speed Zone 16 Ti review

Slalom

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility/Performance!

Reviewed this year without its R21 racing plate (that it had last year), the Speedzone 16 Ti from Dynastar, like the Rossignol, lost some of its performance whilst gaining in user-friendliness and comfort. The ski has nonetheless retained its slalom qualities with excellent overall performance, fantastic grip and strong character. The Speedzone 16 will bend easily and anchors turns extremely well. On the other hand, you... Read on

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12.2
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2018 Head WC rebels i.SL review

Slalom

A good ski overall, but the WC Rebels i.SL suffers from a slight lack of performance compared to its more race-oriented rivals. The ski is very flexible for this category and has real qualities in terms of comfort and accessibility. While it's globally efficient, it struggles a little when pushed to its limits. At very high speed on hard pack, it's difficult to anchor correctly and hard to keep up the pressure. The reviewers were a bit disappointed by an overall lack of energy, especially the lack of momentum coming out of turns.

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