BEST FOR: Versatility.
THE TEST: The remarkably well-priced Theory features damping wood-core construction, powerful vertical side walls, and energetic carbon fiber stringers. The company is deft at blending rocker with camber and taper. In this case, the rocker runs 20 percent down the tip and 10 percent up the tail. What’s that translate to on the hill? The Theory skis all conditions well. 130/95/119
THE VERDICT: The blue light is flashing, people.