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Best Buy Award
These are great for a wide range of human-powered skiers and mountain conditions, and are affordable, with proven all-season downhill performance
Editors' Choice Award
One of the best on the market, there is nothing remarkable about these skis, and that is a good thing
Editors' Choice Award
If you have to pick one backcountry ski model for full seasons and all conditions, this is the one we recommend, as it's carefully tuned for all conditions
Goes downhill very well, we just wish it was lighter
Well-balanced, all-around skis for the human-powered skier looking for durable and lasting value
Leans decidedly in the downhill performance direction; they are heavy by comparison and for the dimensions, but they ski better than most
Top Pick Award
Amazing, demanding downhill performance with a significant (comparably) weight penalty; pay close attention while skiing these
DPS's best touring ski yet, it's "just right" across the board when it comes to weight and downhill performance
Top Pick Award
Niche skis for the fluffiest, softest niche in mountain sports; the wicked deep days are the best days
We encountered a mountain position issue with these skis; once that was resolved, we enjoyed solid and average downhill performance and greater than average weight
They ski darn good, but you need to be pretty motivated to regularly ski skis this weighty
Top Pick Award
If your tastes tilt to the high, hard, steep, and fast, you need a pair of these
For casual explorations in fresh snow and very mild terrain, these are the best on the market

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