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For a forgiving, quick and nimble all-mountain (and powder-happy) ski, the Sky7 HD is tough to beat. The 2018 version retains the agility, float, and playfulness of its predecessor. The Carbon Alloy Matrix, in addition to Rossignol' s new Air Tip 2.0 technology, makes the ski stronger this year with more power and energy. It's also, believe it or not, a bit lighter. The ski's centered sidecut helps it maneuver through tight spots, from bumps to trees to steeps, and it pivots and smears responsively. Paired with a tech touring binding, the Sky7 makes a great backcountry ski as well. One thing to remember: the aggressive rocker profile and pure skiability of this ski means that you shouldn't be afraid to size up if you're on the fence.