BEST FOR: Your 100-day season out west.
THE TEST: The Influence is a ski you use all day every day. There’s enough rocker and width to float in soft snow, sufficient taper to keep it loose in crud, and enough camber and tail to power through turns. “The soft tip eats up variable snow, but there’s great power underfoot,” said one tester. 145/115/131
THE VERDICT: Traditional—in a good way. A tester favorite.
TURNING PlEASURE: 4