The Powertrack 89 is Discontinued as of 2017We had more interest from friends and colleagues in this ski than any other ski we had for our all-mountain test. No one who skied the Powertrack for us was overly impressed with it as an all around all-mountain ski, yet there were few very poor reviews of this ski. It is the slimmest waist width of our eleven ski selection and one of the more on-piste-centric skis also. Some felt it lacked the fortitude for steep, firm conditions but enjoyed the short turn radius and easy to control nature of the ski. Others reported it feeling stable at speed despite the floppy rockered tip. It was mostly revered as a good choice for railing medium radius turns on piste. Overall, it fell into a similar sub-genre of skis in our review that were somewhat stiff, quicker edge to edge, and favored firm snow and on-piste skiing; like the Blizzard Bonafide and the Rossignol Experience 100. Amongst those skis, the Powertrack 89 was slightly more playful but less stable than the aforementioned skis.
We have awarded the Powertrack 89 a Top Pick award this year for carving and firm snow performance. It balances fluid and fun carving on the groomers with agility and adaptibility in off-piste terrain.