BEST FOR: Experts who explore the whole mountain but always end up back on the groomers.
THE TEST: “This is the one!” wrote an especially enthusiastic tester on his test card. “Quite possibly the best medium-radius frontside ski ever!” So what gives? The hint of rocker allows the Rev 85 to dive effortlessly into turns, where it hooks up relentlessly, but that same rocker means you can maneuver them in uneven terrain and tricky snow, too.
THE VERDICT: You can ski the Rev hard or easy all over the dang hill. Ideal for skiers who spend 70 percent of their time ripping GS turns on groomers but don’t want a rigid race ski.
Edge Hold: 4.6