During a week of testing at Copper Mountain, the Mythic Rider's composite-and-titanal core delivered a smooth, consistent flex on bulletproof groomers, soft bumps, and even manky, wind-scoured snow. And thanks to its thinned-down center and beefed-up edges, it has tenacious grip. Which is a good thing, because this baby arcs, too: A capped tip and tail make it a snap to get into—and out of—the turn. 122/88/110; dynastar.com
Bonus: Extremely user-friendly, with a huge sweet spot.
Bummer: If you like to rip off tight turns all day, this may not be the ski for you.