Are you looking for sporty skis, but racing models are too aggressive for you? Then you should take a look at the High Performance category. The models are a perfect mix of racing skis and sporty piste skis and offer experienced skiers a lot of fun without costing too much power. We'll tell you how the new season's models fared in the 2022/2023 WorldSkitest.
Technically high-quality all-rounders
High Performance skis are sporty, versatile and combine the best features from slalom and giant slalom. However, they are less aggressive than the GS and SL models. Whether short or long radii, with them you can experience descents with speed and save power at the same time. For the high performers, however, you still need a certain level of athleticism, experience and fitness. If you don't have that (yet), you're better off in the all-round category.
The men's High Performance models were tested at the WordSkitest 2022 in Silvretta Montafon. For the testers, there was a clear winner this year, but the other models were also able to convince with good to excellent scores.
Target group: sporty and highly athletic piste skiers
Test winner: Atomic Redster X9 S
The Atomic Redster X9 S moves up two places in the 2022 ski test and takes the victory in the Men High Performance category. With top scores in all areas and a gap of almost 5 points to second place, it outruns its competitors. The proud score of 44.9 is the best result in the history of the WorldSkitest.
|Long turns||8,9 / 10|
|Short turns||9,1 / 10|
|Edge hold||9,1 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8,9 / 10|
|Physical effort||8,9 / 10|
|Final score||44,9 / 50|
Second Place: Rossignol Hero Master LT
Second place goes to the Rossignol Hero Master LT. With great ratings and the test grade "excellent", it can also convince all along the line. Its strengths lie above all in long turns, edge grip and stability at speed. The testers could not find any weaknesses. In addition, the Hero Master LT is a real eye-catcher and therefore also gets the gold medal in SnowStyle.
|Long turns||8,1 / 10|
|Short turns||7,8 / 10|
|Edge hold||8,1 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8,2 / 10|
|Physical effort||7,8 / 10|
|Final score||40,0 / 50|
Third Place: Salomon S/Race GS 12
Extremely dynamic and smooth running, the Salomon S/Race GS 12 also makes it onto the podium. In addition to its very good and power-saving driving characteristics, the Salomon can also convince with its price-performance ratio. It is not only one of the best, but also one of the cheapest models tested in this category.
|Long turns||8,0 / 10|
|Short turns||7,6 / 10|
|Edge hold||7,9 / 10|
|Stability at speed||8,0 / 10|
|Physical effort||7,8 / 10|
|Final score||39,3 / 50|
All test results for Men High Performance
|1||Atomic Redster X9 S||44,9 / 50||excellent||1.199,99 €|
|2||Rossignol Hero Master LT||40,0 / 50||excellent|
|3||Salomon S/Race GS 12||39,3 / 50||very good||950,00 €|
|4||Stöckli Laser WRT Pro||38,8 / 50||very good|
|5||Fischer The Curv||38,4 / 50||very good||1.049,99 €|
|6||Dynastar Speed Course Master GS||38,3 / 50||very good||1.120,00 €|
|7||Elan Ace SCX Fusion X||37,7 / 50||very good||999,95 €|
|8||Blizzard Firebird WRC||35,7 / 50||very good||1.000,00 €|
|9||Völkl Deacon 72||34,8 / 50||good||900,00 €|
(all prices incl. binding)
>> Detailed Skitest results can be found at the linked ski model