BEST FOR: Sidecountry missions.
THE TEST: Moment’s first purpose-built backcountry boards come out of the same mold as the popular Bibby Pros but weigh a half-pound less, thanks to the paulownia and pine core. And Moment tapered its trademark square tips, which makes attaching skins easier. Add in plenty of tip and tail rocker and this ski is “down-right extraterrestrial,” said one tester. 142/115/132; 8.5 lbs.
THE VERDICT: More playful, but not as stable, as the Candide above.