BEST FOR: Flying fast under the radar.
THE TEST: We were expecting a burly plank for eye-watering super-G turns. And the Helldorado does excel at speed, thanks in part to the low, broad tip, which maximizes contact and drastically reduces tip vibration. But a moderate amount of rocker also means you can pivot and squirt this versatile ski at will. “Stiff, burly, powerful, and fun?” mused one tester.
THE VERDICT: Our test skiers have a range of riding styles, but the one thing they share is the need for speed. If you like to ski fast, this is your everyday western ski.
Hard-Snow Pleasure: 4.8