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Ski Review 2021/2022: Men Allround

Skiers who focus more on skiing fun than on highly athletic performance are exactly right in this ski category. Because the Allround models are light, agile, smooth-running and energy-saving. The comfort models are not only pleasant to ride, but also convince with their unbeatable price-performance ratio.

>> See the Men Allround Ski Review for the 2022/2023 season

Forgiving all-rounder

Those who want to enjoy a day of skiing from morning to evening without unnecessarily straining their energy reserves will find the right skis among the all-rounders. The versatile models are true lightweights and even as mid-range skis they still offer a high level of turnability and smoothness. Compared to the sporty high-performance models, however, they are less aggressive and more forgiving. This makes them ideal for skiing beginners, occasional skiers and pleasure skiers.

The new models were tested at the 2021 WorldSkitest on the Mölltal Glacier. The consistently "very good" test results show that the all-round models should not be underestimated either. The field is so close together that there are even two test winners this year.

Target group: beginners, pleasure skiers, moderately athletic skiers

Test winner: Salomon S/Max 8

© Salomon

One of the two test winners in the Men Allround category is the S/Max 8 from Salomon. Like the Rossignol ski, it achieves 39.6 points and thus the overall rating "very good". The Salomon is particularly convincing in long carving turns and edge grip. The women's version of the ski was also convincing in their Allround category.

Long turns8.2 / 10
Short turns7.5 / 10
Edge hold8.1 / 10
Stability at speed8.1 / 10
Physical effort7.7 / 10
Final score39.6 / 50


>> More information about the Salomon S/Max 8 can be found here!

Test winner: Rossignol React 8 Basalt

© Rossignol

Like the Salomon, the Rossignol React 8 Basalt also makes it to the first place of the all-rounders. The React can show its strengths in both long and short turns and remains extremely energy-saving. It also impressed the testers with its design, for which it also received the silver medal in SnowStyle.

Long turns8.1 / 10
Short turns8.1 / 10
Edge hold7.7 / 10
Stability at speed7.7 / 10
Physical effort8.0 / 10
Final score39.6 / 50


>> Find out more about the Rossignol React 8 Basalt here!

3. Place: Elan Amphibio 16 Ti

© Elan

The Amphibio 16 Ti from Elan wins two bronze medals. The ski scores points with the testers not only for its performance, but also for its look and thus takes third place in the ski test and the SnowStyle Award. On the slopes, it achieved excellent scores, especially with its short turns and low physical effort.

Long turns7.4 / 10
Short turns7.9 / 10
Edge hold7.3 / 10
Stability at speed7.2 / 10
Physical effort8.3 / 10
Final score38.1 / 50


>> More information about the Elan Amphibio 16 Ti can be found here!

All test results for Men Allround

RankSkiRatingPrice (RRP)
1Salomon S/Max 839.6559,99 €
1Rossignol React 8 Basalt39.6
SnowStyle Silver
550,00 €
3Elan Amphibio 16 Ti38.1
SnowStyle Bronze
599,95 €
4Fischer The Curv DTI37.9599,99 €
5Nordica Spitfire 70 Ti37.7
SnowStyle Gold
599,99 €
6Völkl Deacon XTD37.3450,00 €
7Blizzard Firebird Ti37.1600,00 €
8Dynastar Speed 56336.0550,00 €
9Atomic Redster X535.1499,99 €


>> Detailed skitest results can be found at the linked ski model

>> Review: The results of the ski test 2019/2020
(Due to Corona unfortunately no ski test could take place for the season 2020/2021)

Want to know how the ski models are tested at the WorldSkitest?
>> To the video
>> To the photo gallery

Hi, I'm Isabell, one of the editors at snow-online.com. I've been skiing since I was a kid and now I can't wait to get back on the slopes every winter. That's why I'm lucky that (after my studies in media and communication) I found a job where everything revolves around my favourite hobby. If you have any questions about me or about snow-online.com, ask me! Just send an email... Read more
last update on Nov 10, 2022

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