BEST FOR: In-bounds steeps.
THE TEST: The revamped ARVti features a traditional untapered tip, a touch of rocker, and two full sheets of absorbant Titanal. “It’s ideal for billy-goating into tight chutes,” said one tester. That’s because of the flex pattern. The tip is soft and rockered for easy turn initiation, and there’s solid edging in the tail. 133/98/123
THE VERDICT: A ski that can blast through chunks and still hold an edge on steep faces.