BEST FOR: Versatility, from the resort to the backcountry.
THE TEST: Designed to meet the needs of racer turned steeps skier Chris Davenport, the FX94 is light enough for touring. But point it downhill and it’s flat out unwavering on firm snow— groomed or otherwise. The price reflects the construction quality, which once upon a time would have been called “race room.” Testers found the FX94 surprisingly forgiving for the amount of energy it delivered, but it preferred hard snow to soft. 128/94/117
THE VERDICT: “Carve forever,” remarked one tester. “Makes all turn shapes if you stay aggressive.”