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Women's ski reviews 2020

Reviewers' score
18.9
BEST SKI

BEST SKI

For women's skis (just as with men's), in this "Cruiser" category we select skis that have an overall quality of consistency. We are not looking for the most high performance or the most accessible skis on the market, we are looking for those which offer a balance between efficiency, comfort, ease of use and versatility.

The Nova 14 Ti is the flagship of Rossignol's Nova range, which... Read on

Reviewers' score
17.2
BEST SKI

BEST SKI

The legendary Stormrider series from Stöckli continues to rack up the points this year. The women's Stormrider 85, on the podium last year for its "accessibility/performance", has stepped up to this year to take the top spot: our "Best ski".

It's a ski which is at ease on any terrain, in any conditions. The piste performance in particular is excellent. The Stormrider 85 is fun,... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.7
AWARD

AWARD

The Völkl Yumi, tested last year, doesn't seem to have changed much and retains the same qualities, particularly on piste.

The testers all remarked on the exceptional accessibility of this ski. The Yumi is easy, intuitive and doesn't require any special instructions or skill level to ski. Very forgiving, it builds confidence and allows technical progression.

The performance on piste was... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.6
BEST SKI

BEST SKI

The Mindbender series is the new all-mountain and freeride range from K2.

The 88Ti in its dedicated women's version ("Alliance") is a stiffer model, reinforced by a Y-shaped Titanal plate - which K2 call the 'Titanal Y-Beam' - which brings it a little extra 'oomph' which the testers enjoyed.

"Quite stiff", "lively but not overly", the K2 plays on... Read on

Reviewers' score
15.3
AWARD

AWARD

Last year's "Best Ski", the Dynastar Speed Elite has been dethroned this year by a more versatile and consistent model.

However, it does remain a top level ski and with slalom in its DNA, it will keep skiers in the forefront when it comes to performance. Turn initiation, grip and drive through the turn are all without reproach. The Speed Elite deserves its name: it's sporty, lively and "responsive".

Made... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.6

Acknowledged by the Proskilab testers for its sporty temperament, the Head Super Joy hasn't changed much this year.

"Excellent ski", "good ski", "fun to ski"... The compliments pour forth and confirm the fun ride that this ski gives, as well as its potential to improve technique.

It's important to note that to enjoy the performance of this ski requires a certain... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.5

The Flair SC (Slalom Carver) Carbon is defined by Völkl as being "a rigid but light piste ski, made for short turns".

The overall performance is good, although not the best in the category. The testers enjoyed the compromise between performance and comfort: "not too rigid" but with a "good rebound".

The ski is "easy and fun", especially suited to short turns... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.0

Kästle's DX73 W "Vogue" is a women's version of the men's DX73. The testers tried the ski very short (156cm) and would have preferred having a few extra centimetres in edge length.

Without a doubt, it is the accessibility of the ski that is its best quality. Put simply, it is excellent. Judged particularly "easy to handle", the DX73 W doesn't need special instructions,... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.0

The excellent Head Kore 93 - last year's "Best ski" in the men's range - has quickly become a benchmark for the all mountain ski. This year it has come out with a women's version: the Kore 93 W.

The construction is the same as that of the men's version. It's interesting to note that Head's approach here is quite different to that of equivalent brands which often include... Read on

Reviewers' score
13.0

The Anthem is a new series of women's all round/piste skis from K2. The Anthem 80 is the second widest ski in the range.

It's a soft ski, which has its advantages and inconveniences.

As it is easy to flex, it's a very accessible ski which is easy to turn and at ease in skid turns. The lightness is also an advantage.

The lack of rigidity becomes more apparent when the rhythm picks... Read on

Reviewers' score
12.2

Though the Rossignol Experience 94 Ti was awarded "Best ski" in the men's category, the testers rated the Experience 88 Ti W quite strictly.

The performance is good overall. The ski is stable, grippy, particularly at ease with short turns where the rebound is quite poppy.

The Experience 88 Ti W is quite stiff for a women's ski and is close to the men's version: the construction,... Read on

Reviewers' score
12.0

The feedback on this ski is similar to that of the Rossignol Experience 88 Ti W. Just as with the Rossignol, the Intense 4x4 82 Pro seems very close to the men's version (the Speed Zone 4x4 Pro) with similar weight and sidecut.

The testers of the men's version found it to be quite soft, but the testers of the women's model found it to be stiff and demanding for female skiers.

Overall... Read on