BEST FOR: Pure powder skiers with a surfy style.
THE TEST: Like any powder-specific tool, the Automatic has tons of rocker—fully 45 percent of the ski is upturned. The tip and tail have pronounced taper, and there’s 117 millimeters of girth underfoot to float you in bottomless powder. Testers loved smearing turns at any speed no matter how perfectly fluffy or weirdly cruddy the snow. It’s decidedly less fun on hardpack, but that’s not what it’s built for. 140.5/117/129.5
THE VERDICT: “The perfect powder flex,” said one tester. “But there’s enough tail to power through big turns, too.”