In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
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Don't be stressed this gift-buying season. Why not? Because the skier in your life isn't.
He's calling in sick, hoarding credit card points and dreaming up escapades from Hokkaido to Zermatt. Yet for all his talk about ski equipment, epic days, and possible cat skiing trips, he'll probably suffer from a common affliction: the inability to decide.
This makes your path clear. Be his superhero and decide for him. How, you ask? By using our state-of-the-art ski-buying matrix, born from algorithms doodled on ski lodge napkins, espresso-fueled graphic design hauls, and lots—we mean lots—of gear testing.
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Let's be honest: most of us here at Powder7 are in it for the gear. We like gear--buying gear, testing gear, talking about gear--and we won't apologize for that. That's why we're always pumped when chilly November air arrives and it's finally time for our first on-snow ski demo of the season, hosted by Loveland Ski Area.
When it comes to picking our favorite skis at a demo day, however, it's impossible to choose just one. Even narrowing things down to the usual top 10 list feels too constricting for us. So, after testing out the latest gear and falling in love over and over again, we ended up with the following list highlighting a baker's dozen of the best 2018 skis from the Loveland demo.
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2019 Rossignol Sky 7 HD Description:
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.
2019 Rossignol Sky 7 HD Specs:
Skis In The Rossignol freeride Series:
Super 7 HD (116mm) In Stock
Soul 7 HD (106mm) In Stock
Sky 7 HD (98mm) In Stock
Smash 7 (92mm) In Stock
Seek 7 Tour (86mm) In Stock