Attention sporty skiers: Here come the new High Perfomance models for women. They combine the best features of slalom and giant slalom skis, but are more relaxed to ski than the aggressive race models. If you have the necessary stamina, technique and experience, you will experience skiing fun at the highest level with these skis. The new Ladies High Performance models for the 2022/2023 season were again put to the test at the WorldSkitest. We took part and will now introduce you to the winners.
Perfect for sporty carving turns
In the High Performance category you will find technically high-quality and extremely versatile skis for fast-paced downhill runs with medium radii. They are the ideal alternative for sporty female skiers who find GS models too fast and SL models too aggressive. Since the high-performance skis nevertheless require a certain amount of strength, stamina and skill, less experienced female skiers should rather look in the all-round category.
At the WorldSkitest 2022, the new models of the best-known ski brands were tested. We were also involved once again and tested the women's models in Silvretta Montafon alongside ski pros such as Katharina Liensberger, Ricarda Haaser and Eva Maria Brem. The results show just how high the quality of these high performers is. As many as five models received the test grade "excellent".
Target group: Sporty and highly athletic female piste skiers
Test winner: Fischer The Curv DTX WS
With the test score "excellent" and 42.6 points, the Fischer The Curv DTX WS prevails against strong competition and takes the victory in the ladie's High Performance category. This isn't the first time Fischer has been on the podium with its Curv series, and this year it was once again able to convince the testers in all areas with the DTX, both in long and short turns.
|Long turns||8,6 / 10|
|Short turns||8,5 / 10|
|Edge hold||8,5 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8,4 / 10|
|Physical effort||8,6 / 10|
|Final score||42,6 / 50|
Second Place: Stöckli Laser MX
Like last year, the Stöckli Laser MX secures second place. Its strengths lie primarily in the long turns and edge grip. In these areas, it achieves the best scores in the category. In addition, the lightweight is extremely smooth-running and energy-saving.
|Long turns||8,8 / 10|
|Short turns||7,3 / 10|
|Edge hold||8,7 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8,4 / 10|
|Physical effort||8,2 / 10|
|Final score||41,4 / 50|
Third Place: Atomic Cloud C12 Revoshock C
Just behind Stöckli, the Atomic Cloud C12 Revoshock C also makes it onto the podium. The balanced ski counts as the most popular model in Atomic's Cloud series and the test results show why. The Cloud C12 Revoshock has many strengths and can convince all along the line.
|Long turns||8,4 / 10|
|Short turns||8,3 / 10|
|Edge hold||8,3 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8,3 / 10|
|Physical effort||8,0 / 10|
|Final score||41,3 / 50|
All test results for Ladies High Performance
|1||Fischer The Curv DTX WS||42,6 / 50||excellent||929,99 €|
|2||Stöckli Laser MX||41,4 / 50||excellent||1.219,00 €|
|3||Atomic Cloud C12 Revoshock||41,3 / 50||excellent||749,99 €|
|4||Nordica Belle SL FDT||40,8 / 50||excellent|
|5||Dynastar E Lite 9||40,2 / 50||excellent||750,00 €|
|6||Blizzard Phoenix R 14 Pro||38,8 / 50||very good||800,00 €|
|7||Völkl Flair SC Carbon||37,8 / 50||very good||800,00 €|
|8||Rossignol Nova 14 Ti||35,7 / 50||very good|
|9||Salomon S/Max N°12||33,5 / 50||good||700,00 €|
|10||Elan Ace Speed Magic||30,1 / 50||good|
(all prices incl. binding)
>> Detailed Skitest results can be found at the linked ski model